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.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Swish of the Kilt

The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners were pleased to have Steve Ashton from Freedom Kilts attend our November 17th meeting.  Steve is a designer and maker of contemporary kilts in Victoria.  He shared his knowledge about the history of tartan fabric and the making of kilts.  His stories and sense of humour made for a very interesting talk.  As he explained, after all is said and done its all about the 'swish' of the Kilt!

Steve Ashton 

Details of Construction of a hand sewn kilt.

Contemporary Kilt made by Steve Ashton

Of course you must have the proper socks to go with a Kilt.  Steve brought along his sock knitting machine.  

Portable work bench for sock knitting machine
Overview of sock knitting machine

Sara - how does this work?

Mobbed by the ladies - must be the swish of the Kilt!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Funny Faces and Fancy Things

The DCWS Guild was pleased to have Patty Wilson as our guest last Tuesday (Nov. 10th).  Patty is a fibre artist with a great sense of whimsy and humour as evidenced in her needle felted character creations. As Patty demonstrated her art, we all marvelled at her ability to bring such life to her characters.  We enjoyed meeting Vinnie, Rose, Wilbur and a cast of others each; with individual personalities.

Patty paying close attention to details as she begins the process of bringing her character head to life.

Wilbur and friend

Roxy and Vinnie

A cast of characters

Patty clearly enjoys her creative art and we are thankful for the smiles she brought to our faces.

Fancy Things from our November 3rd Show & Tell
Cathy's sweater - is it straight?
Just Right
Elaine's Clasp Weave Rug

JoAnne's Sweater
Colourful Tea Towels

Anita's beautiful Christmas Runner

Judy's Shawl
Johanne's Table Runners
Fancy Yarns