Guild Loom Projects

Guild Announcements:

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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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Dec Christmas Pot Luck and Show n Tell

Before our wonderful pot luck Christmas luncheon, we had Show N Tell. I didn't get many photos as the battery on my camera died half way through :( and there were many reports of items already sent away as gifts. The photo opportunities I missed were:
  Barb L's exquisite colonial overshots, handspun & dyed cotton vest
  Hélène's matching knitted pink ballet jackets for her granddaughters

  Michelle's woven scarves
  Marianne H's loom
  Marie's therapy knitting- scarf
  Diane's socks 

  Raelene's baby leg warmer 
  Joyce's fingerless gloves 
 
MaryAnna's 12 harness baroque sampler and
  Jen's goat puppet from Switzerland - it was so cute and so appropriate since
            she raises goats
Beautiful work, All of you! 

 
Greta's custom doggy sweater and her scrappy knits
Greta modelling her scrappy knit
arm/hand warmers
Karen showing her treasures from Cusco, Peru - a beautiful 4 harness woven wool (Llama?) cloth and her baby alpaca poncho woven on a 2 harness loom


Her poncho can be worn many ways. I was stunned that this was woven on 2 harnesses!


Nancy's knitted hats - adult work hat on the left and child's hat
on the right
Nell's 12 Harness Baroque Overshot Sampler 


Nell's felted Tea Cozies with her Baroque sampler and tea towels in 2/8 and 4/8 cottolin


Randie's Twill tea Towels
Stephanie's12 harness Baroque sampler

Friday, 11 September 2015

Sep 2015 Show N Tell

A painted tencel warp woven
into a long scarf by Ilse
Our members were very busy over the summer with workshops and gatherings. Their efforts are displayed in the many beautiful items at the first Show N Tell after summer break. Here are some of the results of our very talented and productive members!
Greta's ribbed cowl and seed stitch cowl
These rugs in a thick n thin weave with a mix of yarns, sisal, jute, acrylic and cotton were woven by Nancy
PJ's used Zepher yarn in the purple and pink scarf;
the purple and red shawl is a dented 4/8 cotton
Taupe/green hand towels and block weave tea towels in shades of
blues and greens woven by Diane H. and striped socks knitted by Patricia

Ann wove this beautiful 30/2 silk deflected weave scarf
Green yardage for clothing and an 8/2 tencel shawl by Ann
Raelene's organic bamboo shadow weave shawl
and in progress, the green Boneyard Shawl pattern by
Stephen West in Remix yarn of recycled nylon, cotton, acrylic silk, and linen.
Sandy wove this lovely shawl in tencel, silk and
alpaca and she made these felted bowls
Another masterpiece by Ann, a nubby cotton and
linen Hapi wrap woven in two rectangles.
Stephanie's twill sampler,
a blue bumberat from a Facebook 4 shaft weaving towel exchange group
and a knitted romper for her granddaughter


I'm still working on this blog entry but just had to publish the following items even without their descriptions. Check back later for the descriptions.




Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Quail's Nest Studio Week - June 29th to Jul 3rd

Once again, our Guild booked a week at the Quail's Nest Studio for some intensive workshops and various personal projects.  It is a great opportunity to share knowledge and get in some visiting as members, guests or visitors drop in. I was there on Wed only to catch up and see the many dye projects in progress, a continuation from Tue! Here's a quick look into the dyeing process and the results. 
Jen's Koolaid Dyeing

Lydia's Lichen Dye using Umbilicaria Purple Warnnia
fermented for a month, shaken each day and
kept in the dark produced this colour for Terry.  

Some of the Dye supplies and utensils

Barb W's Indigo Dyeing

Barb L's Acid Dyes

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

2014 - 2015 Season Wrap-up

We had a wonderful season wrap-up with our potluck and a wide display of talent and skill demonstrated by these Show n Tell items. I need help from my fellow guild members for more details and possible corrections. 

Comfort scarf for Hillary made from Tesla's roving
spun in a Navajo ply

Tea Towels by Marianne H.

Terry's own spun wool, knitted and felted into
chair pads




Marg H's knitted socks

Scarf and Tea Towels

Yarn spun by Terry


On my request, Klaudia modeled
her very cute knitted bolero jacket
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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Show & Tell from May 2105 Meeting

We're gradually catching up on our Show & Tell displays. Although I'm posting these at the end of June, they are from our May meeting. Terry will be giving a workshop during Studio Week on how to duplicate the Cocoon yarn that was used in the comfort blanket for Margie.

The Rip-Off Artists will have a display at the Summerland Art Gallery untl Aug 8th.  The last week of May is the Eco Fiber Festival in Okanagan, WA. And we've had news that a new eco fiber mill is in the works for Oroville, WA, only a half hour south of Oliver, across the border. Yvonne brought her stunning queen size knitted bedspread and gave us the history and how it was a healing project at a difficult time.

Yvonne's stunning queen size
cotton knitted bedspread
Close-up view 
Gail always has an
Inkle band on the go


Gail with her woven wool rug

Terry's Hand Spun Yarn
Scarves by Linda in rayon chenille
and mystery knitted shawl

Marianne's Indigo dyed Shawl
24 shaft Comfort Shawl for Hillary,
in  undulating twill, bamboo silk,
novelty yarns and wool; weft of tensil
Karen's lovely Overshot Table Runner


Tea Towels by Diane and Margie
Donna's felted version of the scandalous
Bag Man with Suitcase metal sculpture.
Terry's Mixed Media Felted Lamp