Guild Announcements

Guild Announcements:

Our 2021/22 Schedule is on the left side of the page. Changes or adjustments, in particular due to Covid-19 requirements, will be announced in our meeting emails and on this page when they are available.

For attendance at meetings or drop-ins (Updated Mar 16/22)
In accordance with Public Health Orders, the mandatory mask order is lifted and is now optional for entry to the Community Centre.  To come into the meeting space, you must be fully vaccinated.  So please have it ready to show as you sign in if you are not already on record.  Hand sanitizer will be at the entrance for  your convenience. Be respectful of people’s space.

If you are new to weaving or unfamiliar with some terms, the sites Weave Structures and Plain Weave Variations will help. I like this article on Mixing Twills for its practical learning. You’ll find lots more reference material under Lynn’s Virtual Library on the left side of the page.

Posts are published by calendar date of the event so look for them by visiting the Archives to the right or Older Posts at the end of each post.
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“We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Oliver Community Arts Council”

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Quail's Nest Open House Sun May 15, 2022

As as a member of the Oliver Community Arts Council,
the Guild will be at the Quail’s Nest Open House on May 15th!  

Rain or shine, our booth will be outside under a market tent along with tables and tents from the many members of the Arts Council.  
Inside the Quail's Nest you'll find our felted YURT!

We are looking forward to telling you about our Guild and show you the range of fibre arts and exceptional skills of our Guild members. 
Ask about becoming a member.   

Visit us as we sit in a circle to spin, weave, knit, stitch, felt, embroider, crochet or other fabric craft 
or join us in the circle and work on your own our own fabric craft. Bring your own chair if you are joining the circle.  

5840 Airport Street, Oliver

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Klaudia's Beginner Felting Workshop

We had a terrible snowstorm overnight but Klaudia and her students braved the weather to attend the Beginner's Felting Workshop at the Community Centre. She says her "six students all did very well. We made a chair pad with some embellishment or just have fun with colour". Photos provided by Klaudia.


Thursday, 9 January 2020

Oct 31 - Our Surprise Visitors

Halloween! Our guild was delighted by a visit and Flash Dance performed by the 'Ollofher' (Oliver/All of her), formerly the Hot Flash Mob. We are proud to have one of the dancers as a member of the Guild. Her disguise was so good, no one recognized her. Her hip flicks were the best!


You were awesome! Everyone loved it! 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Apr 2019 Show and Tell

A sampling of Show and Tell this month. My camera went MIA for awhile. Thank you Brenda  P for taking these photos.

Marianne H's yardage woven for a tunic woven using an
organic bamboo warp and a weft of wool and silk
  Ketchup, mustard and pickle pattern tea towels 
found on were woven by Stephanie

Barb P wove 4 plain and 4 twill tea towels on 8 shafts
using her own designs, trying various techniques

Woven Bamboo by Doreen 
Karen B wove 7 place mats in 4/8 cotton as part of a
Jane Stafford on-line workshop featuring log cabin inserted
 into a pattern, focusing on symmetry in warp and weft. 

These tea towels in 2/8 cotton are Karen B,'s own design
 using the log cabin technique and alternating weft.  

Sandy McN's spectacular knitted shaw from handspun yarn.

Detail of shawl 

One of the several exquisite Indonesian textile
printing blocks that Jen that brought in to show us 
Karen G's lace scarf with a twisted knit on a
background of pearl stitches 
This large beige and ivory lap blanket was knit by Karen T

A cowl knit by Sandy Mc N using her own 
hand spindle spun merino, yak and silk yarn. 

Baby set by Karen G

They were so popular, Barb P had to weave more Owl hats in various sizes.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Mar 2019 Show and Tell, Marbling Workshop

So many beautiful silk scarves by those who thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop.
Here are some of the scarves that were presented by Sarita, Linda, Marg, Marie, Ivy, Celia, Nell, Marianne M, Diane, Barb P, Donna A, Doreen M, and Patricia.  

We had an amazing display of show and tell this month. These are some highlights. 

For many months we watched Jan P working on old UFO.
This meeting we saw the spectacular completed hooked rug. 

Barb L wove these beautiful rugs from her own hand dyed, 
handspun rug weight yarn from Navajo Churo wool in 
a Twill weave structure with a 2/10 linen warp. 
Ilse used her stash for this silk scarf woven on 8 harnesses. 

Barb L presented her exquisite long, lined sleeveless
 jacket from her handspun yarn, woven yardage. 

Detail of vest
Patricia knit this shawl using kettle dyed
30%silk/70%wool blend.
Gail has woven six rugs since the beginning of Jan.
The yellow/turquoise rug is for a friend's first great grandchild. 

Donna B makes many 'quiet books'. These are samples
the variety of pages in the different books. 
Brenda P remakes wool clothing into
new and fun pieces.
Raelene wove these scarves from hand painted 2/8 cotton
warp (from 2015 Studio workshop) with a bamboo weft and twisted fringe.
The draw twill required a light beat. 
Jen hand dyed BFL Gotland locks using acid landscape
dyes (Australia) to achieve these beautiful colours.

Linda W. eco dyed silk scarves using leaves,
an iron bath, and onions.
The woven scarves on an 8 harness loom are tencel.
Much more to come...




Thursday, 14 February 2019

Feb 2019 Show and Tell

This month our Show and Tell is an interesting mix of samplers, historical pieces, recycled fabrics, and new items. 

Jen spun this natural brown yarn from one
of her llamas who passed away
The yarn spun by Wendy P was hand dyed from her 'Miracle'
 marigolds. Using t-shirts, she wove her first rag rugs. 

Ilse wove upholstery yardage to redo her DR chairs.
The hand spun and dyed yarn is Romney and Samoid.

Nell wove Samples for the next guild project
on our 8 shaft loom. The left one has issues in the
weaving. The one on the right is our next project.

Wendy H used old blue jeans and purchased yarn to
create a bag and Easter baskets for her grandchildren.
Gail wove these rugs on the loom made by her Stepfather for his Mother.
One is for her grandson and the other for her daughter-in-law.

Detail of Cynthia's Table Runner

Cynthia wove these tea towels in a thicker cotton, 6/2 at 16 epi.
Right is a table runner in linen from Handwoven Jan-Feb 2019
p.56. She notes there is an error in the treadling sequence.

MaryAnna wove this block twill scarf in
Zephyr merino wool on her 8 shaft loom.
'Winter Confection' woven by Barb P. As described by Interweave, the Handwoven Jan-Feb 2019 project is
weaving that appears simple at first glance, but when you look closer,
a level of complexity is revealed."

Brenda showed her last project in bamboo
and silk  and bamboo woven 10 years ago
as she prepares to start weaving again. 

Lynn wove two cotton throws and these rayon chenille scarves
Michael used the family's stash and a 4 shaft loom for his
red scarf (latest Handwoven). The coloured striped scarf
was on a rigid heddle loom and the ball of yarn
was the result of hand dying experiment. 

Fabric yardage by Cynthia
Marianne M's cute knitted 'Whale' hat. The striped scarf was
knit from sock yarn eco dyed last summer using a mix of
coreopsis, golden rod and another (can't read my writing,lol). 

This is Marianne H's knit Whale hat. Both Mariannes'
hats  were a product of the Fair isle Knitting workshop.

Terri's knitted and felted chair pads from her hand dyed and handspun yarn

Diane L's socks from a pattern found on the internet