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: http://onesmallstitch.wordpress.com

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


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Fun with Fibre at the Sidney Museum



A real Handwoven Hammock!
The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners Guild is pleased to announce our exhibition at the Gallery in the Sidney Museum is now up and looking spectacular.  We invite you to drop by the Museum during the month of October - hours 10 - 4:00 to view our collection of works.  The theme of the exhibition is to show how we celebrate and have fun with our fibre creations.

FUN  WITH  FIBRE   by
   DCWS




Interesting Characters
Fun Creations
Beautiful Cloth


Special Occasions


Quarter Century Club ... creations from members who have been with the Guild for 25 years or more

This is just a sampling of what is now on display at the Sidney Museum.