Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Monday, 8 December 2014

December 2014

'Tis the season to finish up our handcrafted goods and wrap them up for those we love.  Wishing you the best of the 'Season', may you find delight in sharing Joy and Peace with loved ones.

DCWS are spreading Christmas Cheer with their delightful creations.  Here are a few from our last Show & Tell'

Mary in her bright hand knit sweater presiding over the Show & Tell

Helen showing us her scarf- pattern from Canadian Handweavers Publication

A close up of the Helen's scarf

Jo Anne's White tone on tone OverShot Table Runner

Anita's Doublewide Woven Blanket

Elaine's Beautiful Scarves

Johanne put to practice the lessons from our 'Zipper' demonstration
Tina's Handcrafted Slippers & Fabric for a Vest

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Fabulous Fall Fibres

The DCWS Guild thank their co-contributors for another successful 'Fibre Show' at the Sidney Museum.  Our enthusiastic group has already started the 'wheels turning' for next year's Show.

Weavers, Spinners and all Fibre Artists (almost) welcome the Fall rainy days.  What better way to cheer up then with Fabulous Fall Fibres to work with.   Our last two 'Show & Tell" days at the Guild have been a showcase for colourful fibres.  

From Cheryl Weibe's HandSpun Novelty Yarn Collection

Isabel's Colourful Creations
Judy's been playing with Beans
Donna's Green with a touch of Orange
Look What Johanne Produced from Daffodil
Anne's Blast from the Past Novelty Yarn Creation
Sometimes you just have to touch it!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

October - Alphabet Soup at the Sidney Museum

October is definitely Art Appreciation Month in Sidney .... Still a few more days to see 'Alphabet Soup' at the Museum in Sidney.  Below is a sneak preview of the wonderful items on display until the end of October!

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners, Friday Fibre Friends and other contributing artists have put together an amazing show 'ALPHABET SOUP'

The show runs the entire month of October at the Sidney Museum - 2423 Beacon Ave.  Guided gallery tours available Thursdays from 1 - 3.

We invite you to bring your family and friends to see the show and tour the museum.  A few pictures from the show to pique your interest....they are much better viewed in person at the show!!

E is for Elephants
Meet the herd and its companions - Eclectic

U is for UltraMarine Umbrella
Can you spot this umbrella in the painting?

O is for OH!!  Glass & Silk in Orange, Olive and Ochre colours.

B is for Bronson Lace - a weaving pattern used to create this lovely tray cloth

C is for Cast of Characters
Come and meet these interesting ones - Can you spot anyone you know!

 Enjoy the Show!!  Oct 1- 31st.
Sidney Museum

Monday, 29 September 2014

Log Cabin Challenge

DCWS unveiled their Log Cabin challenge items at the Sept. 23rd meeting

The Peoples Choice Award:  Marilyn Welsh
Hollow Log Cabin  - Hand Felted

Best Hand Woven Item :  Jan Ball
Log Cabin Table Runner - 8/2 Cotton / Bambu

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Needle Work Trunk Show

The DCWS Guild enjoyed seeing wonderful linens & laces needlework from Linda Michaluk's collection.  Linda brought items she has inherited and collected from her extensive travels and shared stories about her collection with our members.  Here is a sampling of articles from the 'Trunk Show'.

Linda with a tablecloth from her Mother's collection

Admiring the Details

Beautiful Lace Work

Yes, we were allowed to gently touch
Colourful Pieces from the Ukraine

Needlework to perfection - the back looked as good as the front!

Friday, 12 September 2014

September Show & Tell

The first meeting in the our new location was a happy success.  The space at the Shoal Community Centre is bright and a good size for our group.  Following the September Business meeting we enjoyed a Show & Tell of members recent projects.

A sampling of our Show & Tell

Novelty Yarns by Helen

Bounty from the Fair
Cuffs by Isabel

Waffle Weave Scarf by Heidi

Zippered bag by Carole
Cathy's Amazing Blanket
Sock Yarn Animals by Helen
Other Knits by Cathy

Monday, 1 September 2014

Fun at the Fair

Guild meetings start - Tuesday, September 9th - 10- Noon
Location:  Multi Purpose Room at the Shoal Centre
                  Resthaven Ave.  Sidney

Renew your membership or sign up  - enjoy the Show & Tell of members summer projects.
See the 'Events & News' page for more details of the Fall Programs

DCWS enjoying their day at the Saanich Fall Fair.

Sheep Shearing
Helen Spinning Raw Fleece

Friday, 8 August 2014

Summer Update

Its hard to believe we are already into August.  The summer is just flying by and the weather has been unbelievable.  The DCWS have enjoyed many sunny days spinning, knitting and visiting at the CACSP Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney.

The group meets every Tuesday Morning from 10 - Noon throughout the summer.  Regular meetings will resume on September 9th at our new location:

Shoal Centre - 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney BC

Visit the 'Events & News' page for a preview of the Sept. & Oct. Program

Deep Cove Weaver & Spinners

Friday, 13 June 2014

June - Year End

The Deep Cove Weavers & Spinners Guild has officially ended the 2013-14 year.  The big news for our Guild is we are moving to a new venue in September.  The Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr., Sidney BC.   Our first meeting at the Shoal Centre will be Tuesday, September 9th - 10:00 - Noon.

Summer Challenge:   Knit, Weave, Sew your way through the LogCabin pattern.
Fall Museum Exhibit:  Use the summer months to work on your "Alphabet Soup" project.

Don't forget to look for us throughout the summer - every Tuesday morning outside the Community Arts Council in Tulista Park, Sidney.

The Executive extends a big thank you to members for your participation though out the year and wish you a great summer.   Our Programs Committee is already busy planning for the new year and we are looking forward to seeing you back at the Guild in September.

Photos - June Show & Tell

Anita's Tea Towels
Helen Fringed Hat 

Mary's Fancy Socks
Johanne's Baskets


Thanks to Dave & Avis for hosting our windup luncheon:  Delicious food and a beautiful afternoon.