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Sep 7th is the 1st Drop-in of the 2017-18 season for more spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and other fibre arts! The 2017 full schedule is below on the left side.

I am seriously behind on the Blog posts but I will catch up over time. I took the summer off and caught up on my home projects, visitors, one trip and some relaxation time.

The Posts are published by calendar date of the event. Our members have so much to show at our Monthly Meetings, sometimes only one post displays on the page. Find more posts by visiting the Archives to the right or Older Posts at the end of each post. Enjoy and thank you for visiting!

“We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Oliver Community Arts Council”
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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Efficiency Warping Workshop with Sharon Wickstrom

Sharon Wickstrom, of Home Spun Haven in Vernon, BC, came to Oliver this weekend to give 12 students her workshop on Efficiency Warping. For myself, I can only say it was brilliant. I learned so much. As an inexperienced weaver and never having done a warp on my own, I've always been mystified by warping and the cross (which I knew was essential). Everything finally fell into place. That was not the purpose of the workshop but for me, the penny dropped and the whole process became clear.  We learned many tricks on how to save time and strain on our bodies. Our experienced weavers learned how to make the preparation from warping to the warp being on the loom faster and easier. She made sure each of us had lots of practice (muscle memory) and that we picked up the techniques correctly. She brought an extensive selection of yarns and roving for purchase. A number of Guild members dropped in to shop and to say hello. Thank you Sharon for the wonderful day!
 
Demonstrating her Warping Method


The Cross


Tying the cross



Explanations


Practice



Sleying


Eager students
And not the least, Shopping!



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