Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Visit to Inca Dinca Do Farm & Fibery

DCWS visited Inca Dinca Do Farm & Fibery in beautiful North Saanich on Vancouver Island.
Scenic Fall day at Inca Dinca Do

The Mill is owned and operated by Tracy Brennan.  Our group tour leader was Brenda Nicholson, who showed us the overall mechanics of the Mill.  It was a very interesting experience to see how the Mill processes raw fleece to rovings and fibre.

Fleece waiting to be processed

Extractor - cleans and removes oil from raw fleece

Fleece drying after the cleaning process
Brenda describing the 'Fluffer' machine

Fleece is then processed through a giant carding machine
this one is from the late 1800's

After the carding another machine turns the fleece into rovings

Final process a machine to spin and ply into yarn

A birds eye view of the equipment in the Mill

The Mill is open for tours 

Our tour was rounded out with a visit to see the beautiful Alpacas and JellyBean the guard Llama.

JellyBean second to left

Such wonderful curious creatures - awesome FIBRE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 2018

Our annual display at the Sidney Museum has completed its one month showing. Overall the exhibit was well received with approximately 480 people attending.

The Red Hat Society ladies were the most colourful group to tour the exhibit, proving it really is  'All About Colour'.

A colourful group at the Museum

The fall program for the Guild meetings can be found in the 'events & news'  page on this site.
Our next outing is a visit to Inca Dinca Do to see the beautiful Alpacas and tour the new Mill on October 23rd.   We will not be holding a regular meeting at the Shoal Centre on that date.