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Guild Announcements:

Our fall season wrapup is Dec 15th. We’ll be back at the Community Centre on Jan 4 for the 1st Drop-in of 2018 for more spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and other fibre arts! The 2017/18 full schedule is below on the left side.

I missed our Nov meeting so I did come catch-up on last season. We have a new Blog Post for Oct of 2016, that’s last year! I am working at them from both ends now. The Posts are published by calendar date of the event so look for it 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”

Monday, 25 February 2013

Activities at the Guild on Thursday

Darlene making lacy flowers with a gadget I'd never seen before. She's one of our guild gals who seems to be crafting different things from one week to the next.  Enjoyed the huge bright green dragon, the little dolls, your handmade cards.....

Has anyone in our guild used a sock knitting machine or know of someone in the central okanagan who does?  An older friend of mine inherited this 100 yr old machine, gave it to me and told me when I figured out how to use it she'd like me to teach her.  So last Saturday I made a trip to Anne Carmichael's at Salmon Arm who knits up yards and yards of socks on her 100+ yr old machine.  She tried this machine, told me it was capable of knitting socks and that one had to keep at it, adjusting tension, trying over and over until you finally figure it out.  Anne was a vendor at our Fibre Festival last fall and had piles of beautiful machine knit socks for sale.  I bought a pair and love them.  I really enjoyed my afternoon with Anne but Salmon Arm is a long hike so I would like to connect with someone closer.  If anyone knows someone closer who is a machine sock knitter please e-mail me  I will knit a sock on this darn thing and probably not know my own name when I'm done and wearing them.

Once a month is soup day. 

Smells sooooo good!  And we line up and come back for seconds.  Let's never, ever give up soup day.  All of this for $3.00. 

Karen and Ewa having fun! 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Welcome Everyone!

Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild is a very active guild located in Oliver in the Southern Okanagan, B.C.  We meet weekly for 10 months out of the year and have large membership with 60+ members coming from as far as Summerland to the north and up on Anarchist and Richter's Pass in the south.  It is a wonderfully supportive group where teaching is a huge part of our mission.
This blog is an attempt at keeping both our members and the fibre world at large in the know about our activities.

Following contribution by Margie S. 

Our knitting guru, Dianne teaching an in house workshop on how to fix your knitting mistakes.  Dianne won a Good News bear this year and brought him to guild to show him off.  The Good News bears campaign is held every year to raise money for our valley food banks.  When you give you are entered in a draw to win a bear that is donated to the cause by service groups or individuals.  Wondering if our guild would be interested in making a bear for this very worthy cause.. We might even have a "bear maker" in our midst.   She could be this cute, little middle aged ....or older, bear who is spinning her heart out or completely tangled in yarn with bent knitting needles.  Something to think about.
 Yes, it is a bottle of wine in one of our gals work baskets.  I started to chuckle when I seen this and asked Margaret what she was trying to knit that she needed to bring a bottle with her. She quickly explained that she had given Sandy some wool wanting nothing in return and as a gratitude Sandy brought her this nice bottle of red wine.  You might have a lot of trying to give you something yarn related in the future Sandy.

Our guild gals are busy working on a project to display at the AMWG weaver's convention being held in Bellingham, Wash. starting June 13th.  At guild today Marie and Barb were busy felting walls to build a little cottage. Could fibre walls be the new  environmentally friendly choice for future construction?   Who knows? Our guild just might be the forerunners in something big here.  Can't wait until we can post a picture of the finished project for our blog readers to see.

Be sure to check out the link on the upper right hand side labelled Resources for more.