Guild Loom Projects

Guild Announcements:

What a fabulous celebration we had for our 40th Anniversary. Pictures coming soon.

We are almost at the end of this Season for the Guild. Windup will be Jun 8th but there are lots of summer activities planned. Studio week at the Quail’s Nest in Oliver will be the week of Jun 26 to Jun 30.

Watch for more Blog Posts as I catch up on our Show and Tell. They 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. 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, 18 April 2013

The Challenge Project

From time to time Jen. A presents our guild gals with a challenge project.  For this one, girls who wanted to participate, picked a picture from a calender Jen had and then went home to create a project.  These are a few of the completed projects; very creative and well done.  They are going to be show cased at Medici's coffee house in Oliver this summer.  Please check back & we'll post when this is happening.  I am looking forward to a lunch date there and being able to enjoy local art.  Thanks Medici's for promoting Okanagan art. 












Update on Cotton seeds


I am so excited!  The cotton seeds I picked out of Marianna C's sorting procedure last week, sprouted in water on my kitchen cupboard.  As soon as I seen the little signs of new life I planted them in an egg carton and they never slowed down.  You can almost see them grow. Maybe, just maybe, I can call myself a "cotton picker" this fall.  

April 11th Show and Tell

Another great day at guild, Thurs. April 11th.  The meeting started with a well run, short meeting and then show and tell.  I'd like to post all the articles our guild girls have created.  We are truly a busy bunch of crafters.  
Barb is very happy with this exquisite shawl she made.

Another view of Barb's shawl.

Detail of Barb's shawl.

The trellis scarf pattern,  from Interweave Spring 2013, knit in hemp yarn by Margie S. Loved the knitting part but have concluded I will never enjoy crocheting.

Marie R. wearing the beautiful, cozy shawl she wove our of her own hand carded, hand spun alpaca.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Betty B. knitting a very interesting hand bag.  Will try to get some pics to post when it is finished

Another busy drop in day at guild.   Next week is our regular monthly meeting and show and tell.  If we didn't have show and tell I'm afraid I'd have many more UFO's hanging around waiting to be finished.  I came home ready to finish the three scarves that need crocheted flowers on them.  I need to learn to crochet.  Donna A gave me a "30 second lesson" one day when she popped in.  Will it be enough!  You girls will know next Thurs. if I bring finished scarves or not.
 
Last week Marianna C. was sitting picking cotton seeds out of cotton balls she had grown in her garden last year.  I was interested in what she was doing and brought home a few seeds to try planting.  Soaked them all week and they sprouted so planted them in an egg cartoon until they are big enough to plant outside.  I'm sure we could grow crops of cotton in our valley.  Now wouldn't that be interesting to have a cotton field next to a vineyard.  Any cotton pickers amongst our group?  Not a profitable venture and it seems we do everything for money today and never just for the fun of doing it.  Marianna  is going to spin her harvest into wicks for her home made candles.   Apparently you can buy genetically altered seeds that grow colored cotton.   If anyone in our local cyber world has tried this let us know. 


Klaudia D crafted this happy tea cozy.

And then decided it could double as this happy, delightful little hat.  You are so much fun Klaudia D.

 Our loom projects are coming along nicely after a frustrating start for our loom mistress.  Thanks Linda for you patience and perseverance.  The gals who have signed up for this project appreciate you.

Marianne M and Dianne H enjoying working on a shared project

Marie enjoying her new spinning wheel.  Marie cards and spins all their own alpaca fibre.