Guild Loom Projects

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”
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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Another Update from Margie S.

Hélène, the most talented, crafty gal I know.  She is famous for all her itty bitty knitted animals, her yard yarn bombing, felting.  You name it...Hélène does it.  This eagle is one of her latest creations.  His name is Ben.  I'll never forget show and tell one Easter when she started pulling the cutest little bunnies out of a bag.  They kept coming and coming and she made the comment how they seemed to be propagating in the bag. 

Gail H, a friend of mine felted these dryer balls for me.  As we talked about how she made them on the drive home Donna told us a real easy way to make them. 

Scrunch up a ball of aluminum foil and cover with several layers of rovings.  Then tuck each ball in a nylon stocking and throw them in your machine to felt them.  Presto!  Beautiful dryer balls.  I took some to my daughter in Seattle and she thought I had made them for her cat to play with.  She's anxious to try them in her dryer and if they work will never buy another box of bounce.  If you want  them to smell just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. 

Nature provides everything we need.  This pine tree became an ideal place to dry these felted scarves.  This picture should be submitted to Spin Off magazine. 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Karen B. Goes for the Challenge

On Thursday, I set out to complete a challenge from Jen to produce a work in fibre that looked like my calendar picture.  A tea cosy seemed exactly the right shape!  With help from Klaudia I was able to complete this project in one morning.  Our guild members are so full of enthusiasm, great ideas and helpfulness that almost anything is possible!
 
Here I am with all my equipment and Klaudia to help me felt a tea cosy

On a background of white roving, I began to layer my design.
The process involves a little soap, more hot water and lots of rubbing.
The finished product.