Guild Loom Projects

What a successful Fall 2016 season we’ve had. Several workshops completed, weavers busy on the Guild loom projects, so much in Show and Tell only a few of which are featured in the posts, many delicious Soup Days and the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair now over. Soon it will be time for our Christmas potluck on Dec 8th and a break until Jan 2017 which is the 40th year since Weavers began meeting and the beginnings of our Guild.

Never fear. I'm working to bring our Blog Posts up to date which are ordered by calendar date, not the date I publish them. Our members have so much to show at our Monthly Meetings, sometimes only one post displays on the page. Please see 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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Thursday, 12 May 2016

May 2016 Show n Tell

This month, a theme has emerged of a favourite wool. It's Merino! It appears in the handspinning, weaving and knitting. 

Spinning
For some background on handspinning, here are a couple of sites:
Mother Earth News or Wikipedia
Terry hand dyed and spun these hanks of yarn.
From L to R, an acid dye rainbow slub, a thick n thin slub of
natural dyes using
lockwood & maddock and a bulky boucle yarn.
The child's socks were knit by Ilse



Weaving
Ilse wove these linen & cotton placemats in a Clasp weave
and  spun a yellow & green silk/merino roving then plyed
with a yellow merino to achieve the yarn she wanted.

Karen B used a pattern from Handwoven in overshot weave
for this shawl using a 2/10 mercerized cotton warp and a tensil weft.
Check out the fringe she made on this shawl!
Nancy wove this beautiful shawl of sllk/wool and alpaca
for her Dad's 99th birthday! A very special gift to keep him warm
while sitting outside in the cool Edmonton weather.

Many members wove this Huck Guest Towel in 2/8 cotton
(
found in Weaver's Craft ) on the Guild's 4 harness floor loom
as shown by this lovely work by Marianne H.
She also knitted a
green and yellow shawl for our comfort bin
and spun yarn for the Summerland Gardens shawl. 

MaryAnna made cushion covers from the swivel yardage
she wove in 2/8 cotton in a type of overshot weave.

Inkle bookmarks by Geri



Marg H knit the socks and wove a selection of tea towels
in M & O's, a Victoria pattern and a boucle.

Knitting - Lots of special gifts were knit for friends, relatives or out of kindness and love for strangers.

Alex knit these two at a time socks in silk & merino (L)
and merino sock yarn (R)
. Her
friends were delighted
with their gifts and happy 
to model them!

This pretty airy scarf was knit by
Maggie as a birthday gift for a friend.

This silk and mohair triangular shawl
was crocheted by Greta

Both knit by Diane C.  She says the blue cable scarf is 'Goloring' by M K Nance in a  yarn from Black Trillium Fibres - a Gradient Kit in Pebble Sock merino in the Colorway Vapor. The brown sparkling shawl is the "Gossamer Shawlette" by Kristin Hansen. She used 3 balls of Rozetti Cotton Gold in Color 1093 (patterns are on Ravelry and the yarns online).

A lace shawl of 60% alpaca knit by Ilona and a hitchhiker scarf.


Barb P used Patons 'Lace' to knit the triangular scarf above and
Patons 'Decor' to crochet the Dbl/Queen sized afghan bedspread below.






Doreen M knit these  two triangular scarves in 
superwash wool (L) and a wool/nylon blend (R)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Apr 2016 Show n Tell

Our members were extremely busy this last month as displayed by this long list of Show n Tell items and this isn't all that was mentioned!

Carding was new for Lilo while Lydia is very experienced.
Preparations are well in hand for the Sheep to Shawl exhibit at the Summerland Gardens 100th Anniversary Celebration in July. The fleece has been washed and was carded today so it is ready for our spinners to take home and get busy with their craft!

Barb L's spinning
Congratulations to
Barb P on her first
efforts at spinning

WEAVING - Towels, Mug Rugs and Scarves

Stephanie's baskets of tea towels - Summer Warp and four seasons

Damask pattern tea towels woven by Nancy
from linen that she collected over the years
Colourful tea towels by Diane H.


Marg wove these pretty boucle towels
from a Jane Stafford kit and knitted the socks
MaryAnna's Monk's mug rugs with a cotton
backing and a heat resistant centre  
















































Theses are Marie's woven scarves
Doreen's scarf woven from her stash
Ann S's brocade pattern
white on white scarves

Anne's brilliant table runners
in T
heo Moromon technique  

















 
Ivy wove 3 scarves in light weight bamboo, heavy weight bamboo
and a combination of light and heavy weight bamboo 
 























KNITTING - Sweaters, Socks, Blankets and Toys
This piecework sweater in cotton was knitted
by Ann and her daughter

Lilo doesn't need a pattern to knit the sleeveless jacket and
striped linen sweater for herself or the vest for her husband




























Pat is modelling the short sleeve sweater she knit

Patricia knit socks and a striped
baby sweater with two matching hats
Pat knit this beautiful lap robe

Ilona knit this pretty shawl
in
50-50 merino & tensil
Yvonne's cute knitted teddy bears!
Geri knit these baby leggings for use in
a carrier with matching mittens
Karen G's zigzagger socks
Sue's Fire Challenge Cowl
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