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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”
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Welcome everyone to the 2013-14 season of knitting, spinning, weaving, felting, soup days, show & tell and lots of other interesting activities sponsored by the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild.  We've had a good turnout and some new members in the first few weeks of the season.

Margie S. updates us on news and photos of summer activities.

Summer went fast and we are back into the routine of guild every Thurs. which I look forward to.  Belonging to our guild not only inspires me to keep on knitting, weaving and spinning it gives me that much needed time to meet with other gals and have a great time of sharing and chatting.   

The cottages that our guild crafted for the ANWG conference held in Bellingham, Wash. were set up for display at the Summerland Art Gallery.  The display generated a lot of interest in our guild and the craft of felting. 

A new yarn shop has opened on Salt Spring Island.  Pat, the owner, is the mother of Carolyn who owns the Electric Tree Yarn shop in Kamloops, B.C.  They were vendors at our first Fibre Fest in Summerland.  Pat said it was the best vending experience they have ever had.  She said it was like we were having a big tea party and all the vendors were our invited guests.    Sock yarn I bought at her little store.  Colors I would only buy on S.S island and I will probably only wear when I holiday there.  Not sure what that little island does to you but I love it!
 

Pictures of our spin-in at Linden Gardens which was held on August 22nd.  We had  great turn out and a beautiful day, great company and as always a very good lunch.

 
Many of us meet at O.K Falls on July 18th for a day of spinning.  I took pictures and couldn't find them.  Searched on my lap top for days in my very unorganized picture files.  The other day I was checking my I-pad and there they were.  I didn't know how to transfer them to my Iap top and was told by Marg H, our computer consultant at guild, that if I just plugged my I-pad into my computer it would prompt me.   Well, mine didn't  prompt me but the files came up on the screen so I transferred them to my Documents and I haven't been able to find them since.  So, until a later date there will be no pictures of our O.K falls spin in and sorry girls but there might never be.
 
There is a new fibre shop called Bell, Hook and Spindle that has opened in Tonasket, Wash.  Hoping Marg H will check  it out on her next border crossing visit and report to the guild.  
 
Sounds like a few of us are going to Kelowna's spin in on Oct. 5th and quite a few are looking forward to the annual one at Chase, B.C.  I'm going to Kelowna's so will take some pics for the next blog post. 
 
submitted by Margie S.