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.

Friday, 16 September 2016

DCWS ... Summers Over

Welcome back to DCWS Guild members attending our regular Tuesday morning meetings at the Shoal Centre in Sidney.  Dues are being collected at the meetings throughout the month of Sept. and the 2016-17 membership list will be created early October.  We had a good turnout for our first back to business meeting last Tuesday.
Highlights of the meeting were creations from the summer challenge "Celebrating with Fibre" and our 'Show & Tell' which featured may prize winning items from the Saanich Fall Fair.  Some of these items will be featured in our upcoming Exhibition "Fun with Fibre", which will be on display at the Sidney Museum the entire month of October.

Summer Challenge
Hand Spun Handknit Sweater

Antique Pattern Gloves by Helen & Johanne

Knitted Eggs from the Fall Fair Display

Jan K using up the sock yarn stash

Apron and Heirloom Shawl

Show & Tell is always inspiring:

Sandra and her summer scarf project

JoAnne's beautiful sweater

Jo Anne's Felted Slippers

Jan B's Handwoven Ruffled Scarf

Beautiful Skeins of Handspun Yarn

Judy's Shawl

Judy's Rag Rug

Anita's Baby Blanket

Monday, 5 September 2016

Fun at the 2016 Fall Fair

The DCWS joined in the Fun at the 2016 Saanich Fall Fair.  Hands on demonstrations on our small portable looms were popular in the big tent outside the Needleworks and Crafts Building entrance.  Dave, Patty and Eileen were on their feet most of the day demonstrating their weaving techniques.

Elaine was busy working the Carder and Jan had an interesting off loom project (lampshade)?

The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners were amongst the prize winners in the main exhibition building.  A sampling of the award winning works .....

Anita's Shawl

Trudy's Sweater
Mary's Gloves
Jo Anne's Tea Towel and Mary's Bookmark