Thursday, April 27, 2006

And to the left. On the wheel is Merino/Tencil blend. Posted by Picasa

View from my wheel. Nice to sit here and spin. Posted by Picasa

Here's everything set up and ready to go. Posted by Picasa

While I was getting set up to spin, someone tried to take over for me... I think he/she may have been attracted to the smell of the oil. Posted by Picasa

Wonderful Wednesday - April 26, 2006

After working in my yard for awhile I decided I deserved a nice rest and some spinning. I moved my wheel, favorite spinning chair, a stool, a drink, and fibre outside. Here are a couple pictures for you.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Another hooked project is this toaster cover by Sharon of the Ponderosa Guild in Kelowna Posted by Picasa

How's this for a hooked rug? Done by Elaine of the Ponderosa Guild in Kelowna Posted by Picasa

This blanket is spun/woven from the hair of this gals own samoyed dogs Posted by Picasa

Two beatiful blankets woven be Marcia Posted by Picasa

Givonna spinning cotton on a charka she brought back with her from India Posted by Picasa

Mona with some beautiful yarn. I wish I could remember all the details of how these ladies made the items they shared here Posted by Picasa

Diane, from the Oliver Spinners and Weavers, is showing us little baskets she wove with paper from dress patterns Posted by Picasa
Rosalie sharing two pieces she wove then over dyed (at her request, her face has been blurred so no one can see it. I think it such a shame to hide a pretty face with a beautiful smile, but not my choice.)

Lynnette wove the fabric and covered this stool Posted by Picasa

Barb shows her "painted warp" piece, some of it over stiched on the machine Posted by Picasa

These gals from Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild highly honoured the Monashee Spinners and Weavers. They liked our Sheep to Shawl entry so much that they all made their own incredible versions of the L Shawl. Posted by Picasa

More ladies at work, and more venders in the background Posted by Picasa

Visiting hard and working hard, stuff for sale in the background Posted by Picasa

Annual Spin-in

Saturday, 08 April 2006 was the annual spin-in held by The Kalamalka Spinners and Weavers Guild. This is always a very fun event to attend, one which attracts spinners and weavers from far and wide. I don't have the numbers of how many people attended this year, but there were a lot of us there. I met some ladies that I know from Canspin (a web based group) that I had never met before, and you can imagine my surprise and delight when one lady said I looked familiar, and was I the one with the blog. There are venders at this affair every year, so a good chance to purchase things, and the Kal Guild had 2 tables this year selling second hand tools and yarns. I got great deals on some yarns, 3 books, and a drop spindle which I purchased from the Kal Guild. I also got 200gr of Merino/Tencil roving which feels soooo nice and will be awesome to spin.

We were served a very nice lunch after which we had a Show and Tell where most of us showed off some of our spinning and/or weaving... there sure were a lot of beautiful and inspiring items to view. I met a lot of wonderful women, and I look forward to visiting the Ponderosa Guild in Kelowna and the Guild in Oliver when I can get to these places in future. There is no way I can share here all the pictures I took there as there are too many (67), but I will share lots of them. If you would like to see more than these you'll have to come join me in front of my computer.