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, 25 October 2016

Bountiful, Blustery, October

The DCWS Guild embraced the beginning of the Fall season with 'gusto'.  We welcomed several new members to our Guild, shared a vibrant show & tell and learned from three excellent presentations.
Our Exhibition 'Fun with Fibre' at the Sidney Museum has been a great success.  Visitors enjoyed a trip into the past with the "Quarter Century Club" display; saw exquisite handspun knitted items; a variety of weaving and delightful felted characters.   'Fun with Fibre' is running until October 31st.... you still have a few days left to drop in and see the exhibition before we take it down.

The first meeting of October included visitors from the Salt Spring Island Guild; a vibrant show & tell and a trip to the Museum to view our exhibition, followed by a group luncheon.

October 11th, Anita Salmon shared what she learned from an Eco Print dyeing course at Maiwa in Vancouver.

October 18th, Jean Betts gave a presentation on her recent trip to Japan and brought along her hand sewn "Hanten" (a Japanese workers jacket).  You can follow Jean on her blog at:

October 25th, we were delighted to have Catherine Mick, the "Rag Lady" join us with a trunk show of her many creations.

Its been a busy month at the Guild and our imaginations are awash with ideas from these amazing people.  We've hardly had time to notice the "blustery" weather outside.

Some photos of our "colourful, active" month of October:

October 4th - Show & Tell..

Anita's Towels
Detailed View

"Turkey Platter" Towels by Jan K
Elaine's Handspun/Handwoven Skirt

Eileen's Wool Rug

Anita Salmon's presentation on Eco Print Dyeing:

Fresh out of the Dye Pot

Jean Betts ....a visit to Japan

Catherine Mick the "Rag Lady"

Catherine's coat reconstructed from 'Kilt' fabric

Detailed view of Catherine's coat