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.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Spring Presentations and Show & Tell

We are well into Spring on the Saanich Peninsula.   As Spring bursts out with new life, our spirits are raised and there is a buzz about the Guild.  Our programs committee has done an excellent job of finding interesting speakers to inspire our creativity.
Karen Selk gave an excellent presentation on 'Silk" at our March 24th meeting.  It was so interesting to learn how this lovely fibre comes into being.  Karen's talk inspired many questions and we may have to organize a Part II to satisfy our interest on this subject.
Karen and Judy - Note Karen's lovely Silk Garment

Karen's Samples of Various Silk Weaves /Dyes

Guild Members reported on their 'Out & About' Experiences.  Anita has recently returned from a trip to Tazmania and New Zealand and entertained us with her fibre related experiences.   Several members attended the 'Retreat' hosted by the Powell River Guild.  A great time to network and renew friendships.  Those of us who could not attend were treated to a slide show of the event.

Joyce and Lynne attended a workshop on Rep Weave at the Retreat - here are their samples.
Joyce's Rep Weave 

Lynne's Rep Weave

Our monthly show & tell is always lively and this week's was very colourful as some members were supporting Tartan Day.

Alix sporting her Tartan  and showing off fibres purchased at  the Retreat

Helen Showing off her exchange tea towel from Retreat
On the Table are Linen Towels from Donna and Cotton Towels from Judy

Lovely Spring Colours in Anita's Towels

Critters by Johanne and Helen
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