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, 4 December 2018

December Show & Tell - Happy Holidays

The DCWS Guild had their final meeting for 2018.  We will resume our regular meetings
on January 8th, 2019    Wishing everyone all the best for a Happy Holiday Season.

We will leave you with a sampling from December Show & Tell 

Judy with Indigo Dyes Fabric

Anita's adorable doll
Lynda's Blue Fabric

Johanne's Wicker Angles and Cute Hats
Elaine 'Sparkles'

Jan K's knitting
JoAnne's  knitting

It wouldn't be show & tell without some really gorgeous tea towels

Christmas Craft at the Guild

One Guild meeting in November is traditionally given over to learning a new Christmas Craft.
This year Helen and Johanne showed us how to make simple Star decorations.

Supplies:  2 pieces of corrugated cardboard cut in 2"squares
                 2 pieces of coloured paper (christmas wrap or a photo)
                 Yarn       -     8 pins  -   tape

- coloured paper is taped on cardboard and cardboard pieces are aligned to form a star shape.
- pins are inserted in points of the star
- yarn is wrapped around the cardboard - from top pin wind yarn around back of two pins - then around front of next three pins - repeat until cardboard is filled up. (yarn is wrapped on the inside - laying flat against the previous wrap).   pattern can be found on pintrest

Setting up the supplies

Pretty Stars

Indigo Day

Long before synthetic dyes, Indigo (blue) dye was created in many cultures around the globe.  The plants and process varied from region to region, but the result was the same - a beautiful blue.   The fascination with natural Indigo dyeing still exists and there is a quiet resurrection of the process in various areas of the world.

We encouraged members to bring examples of their experience with Indigo dyeing and were delighted to see the tables full of exquisite work.  So many shades of blue and not enough time for all the show & tell.  To be continued at Dec. 4th meeting.