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, 17 November 2017

Happy Hooking at the Guild

Rug hooked in traditional method by Dianne
Rosalie Williams and Dianne Cross led the DCWS in a session on Locker Hooking.  The ladies showed us examples of traditional rug hooking, latch hooking and locker hooking.  Explained the  different techniques and utensils used in hooking and gave us an opportunity to get hands on with a project in locker hooking.  The title of their presentation was 'Happy Hooking' and it was apparent this activity does indeed promote happiness!
Rosalie explaining latch hooking
Dianne with locker hooked pillow she designed for her grandson
Rosalie explaining her locker hooking sample

Materials provided for our locker hooking projects were rovings or strips of fabric, which we hooked onto small squares of mesh.

Choosing materials
Tools for locker hooking- hooked rug by Avis

Locker Hooking technique

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

November 2017 Show & Tell

The DCWS display at the Sidney Museum was a great success and its hard to believe its been up for a month already.  The display came down October 31st and the Guild is already in planning mode for next years Exhibition.

We had a good turn out for the November 7th meeting.  After a general business meeting we held our monthly Show & Tell.  Our Programs Coordinator thanked everyone for adding information and explanations of techniques, materials used etc, making the Show & Tell informative as well as beautiful.
Jan K Towels & Inspiration
Johanne's Rag Rugs from hand spun cotton
& beautiful woven silk scarf
Anita's Towels

Trudy's tea towels - organic cotton
Lynda's beautiful yardage
Elaine's new woven coat and matching scarves
Jan Ball's Towels

Rosalie - felted balls, handspun yarn & bright tie pillow
Carol D was into the Indigo Dye Pot

Judy's sweater knit from her HandSpun yarn