April - Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild Welcome

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                                                                  April 2008

2006/07 Guild Executive and Committees            Membership

President: Doreen MacLauchlan                     Membership List – Please notify Pam Coxall
Vice President: Marjorie Ann Malcolm              of any changes to your address, phone no., or
Past President: Jane Hodgson                      email address.
Secretary: Barby Paulus
Ass’t. Secretary: Shirley MacDonald               Notice to all new members – pick up your
Treasurer & Membership: Pam Coxall                package of useful Guild information from
Newsletter: Marjorie Ann Malcolm                  Norma Pruden, our official Guild Welcoming
Equipment: Jean Pataky
Grants & Awards: Deanna Pilling, Charmian         Note from the Prez
Dunaway, Djenai Stephenson
Guild Historians: Ann Harmer assisted by
                                                  As I write this, it is a beautiful sunny Easter
Anne Gregory and Ursula Bentz
                                                  Sunday - not in the weather forecast at all, so
Hospitality: Heather Apple
                                                  really a bonus. I should be weaving tartan
Library: Elizabeth Bakewell
                                                  scarves at this moment - I'll get back to my
Library Assistants: Shirley Hall, Norma
                                                  loom later today. We are having a quiet
Pruden, Shirley MacDonald
                                                  holiday as I planned to do a lot of weaving. On
Newsletter: Marjorie Ann Malcolm
                                                  April 12 I will be off to Scotland with the
Newsletter Assistant: Joan Reeves
                                                  Singing Weaver, Nadine Sanders, and a small
                                                  group of merry makers.
Spin-ins: Doreen MacLauchlan, Heather Apple
                                                  Our April program will feature Ann Harmer on
Standards Committee: Jean Pataky, Jane
                                                  the fungus conference she attended, assisted
Hodgson, Vi McDonald, Marjorie Ann Malcolm
                                                  by RoseMarie Pierce in photo production. You
Website Design & Maintenance: Laurie
                                                  will recall this was planned for March, but due
                                                  to car troubles Ann couldn't get to that
Welcome Committee: Norma Pruden
                                                  meeting. Not to worry - she says now she will
Workshops: Joan Reeves, Muriel Prior
                                                  have more samples to show us.

A Note About the May 2008 Newsletter              The Fibres Plus 2008 sale committee will
                                                  present a full report at the meeting. Thanks to
Ann Harmer will be the editor of the May          the dedicated dozen or so people who came
newsletter because I will be away touring in      out for our first organizational meeting earlier
Scotland with Nadine Sanders. Please help         this month. You may find that you were
Ann by sending her lots of contributions          "volunteered" by a friend - that is no doubt
Remember the latest date for submissions is       because you have done a fine job in the past!
around the third Friday, April 18 . Contact her   But do let us know if it won't work for you this
at or phone 883-       year.
3678. Marjorie Ann

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Many thanks to the weavers who volunteered        Grants & Awards
to set up Saori weaving classes at Elphi. It
was a whirlwind of activity- 10 table looms are   You have one more month to apply for a grant
now underway. Two students to a loom, who         or award. Applications must be in before May
worked with a guild member or members to          2008. They are granted at the June meeting.
choose yarns, measure the warp and dress          The maximum is $350 and amounts awarded
the loom. Each student will end up with a         are at the discretion of the committee (see
unique scarf. I hope we have some entries in      masthead). Deanna is making up a new form
the making for the FAF exhibit.
See you all April 7. Library opens at 11:30.
Great browsing opportunity - take advantage       Book Talk: If you find a great book or
of our 2 month loan period. Doreen                magazine, feel free to talk it up at a meeting,
                                                  or send in a little review to the newsletter
Guild Meeting, April 7, 2008
                                                  Library Procedure: Borrower signs book card
11:30: Doors open. Library open. Please           and places in box provided. Return book at
bring back all overdue items.                     regular meetings or spin-ins. Do NOT replace
                                                  the card in the book.
12:30: Program: - Ann Harmer’s
experiences at the Fungi Symposium in             Hours of Operation: Library open throughout
Mendocino, California in January.                 meetings and the Davis Bay Spin-in since it is
                                                  now self-serve
Last Meeting, Feb. 4: Because Ann was
unable to get to the meeting, we had our usual    Workshops
good Show and Tell, talked about many issues
and broke early.                                  “Accidental Dyeing” Workshop with Yvonne
                                                  is a go - with a waiting list. A date will be fixed
Next Meeting: May 5: Anne Gregory offered a       when the weather improves. Fee is $50
DVD on shibori. Hopefully the Church’s DVD        payable in advance. Sign-up sheets will still
player is working.                                circulate at the April meeting.

Interest Groups                                   Bag Exchange
Guild Spin-Ins: Apr. 15. Every 3 Tues. of         ALERT! If you intend to wash your bag, do it
the month 10 a.m.-2 pm. at St. John’s Church      before you embellish it because it will SHRINK
Hall, Davis Bay. Come and spin or knit or         Thank you to Laura for this heads up.
crochet, etc., etc. and of course chat, and
browse in the library!                            There are still some bags available for
                                                  exchange. Please see Pam Coxall if you wish
Northern Spin-ins: Apr.24 Every last Thurs.       to take part. $5 a bag – it’s a steal!
of the month inYvonne Stowell’s yurts in
Pender Harbour, 12887-12889 Sunshine              Design Challenge
Coast Highway (2 kms north of Madeira Park)
Potluck lunch, Yvonne will have tea and           This is ongoing. Challenge yourself! Contact
coffee.                                           Anne Gregory to choose the elements of your
                                                  challenge – for weaving, knitting, spinning!
Equipment                                         You have seen some wonderful results of
                                                  various challenges in our Show and Tells
Contact Jean Pataky (604) 883-2081.

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Fibres Plus Sale, 2008, Seaside                    March Show & Tell
                                                   Michelle Garneau – 2 baby blankets: 1, using
Our organizational meeting was held on March       fancy yarn knitted like a dishcloth, 2, machine
10, hosted by Anne Gregory. Thank you,             knitted with crocheted edge; a boa scarf and a
Anne.                                              knitted tube scarf, shiva stick sample piece

Hall Booking and Liaison/Key: Pam Coxall           Rosemary Klippenstein – toque knitted with
                                                   her friend, Sandy Wrightman’s handspun
Sale Date: Sat. Nov. 15, 10-3. Guild               wool, & hand dyed in shades of yellow, beige
members, 9:00 for last minute set up.              and melon

Jury Date: Wed. Nov. 12. Items to be               RoseMarie Pierce – scarves: 1, felted from
delivered 10-12. Jurying: 10-1. Location:          Ursula’s workshop, Creative Felting; 2, multi-
Shirley Hall’s, 5673 Osprey, Sechelt 885-0494      coloured, knitted from handspun plied with
                                                   Crystal Palace Flag; 3, knitted with her first
Jurying: Standards Committee                       handspun and eyelash yarn in purple

Set-Up: Fri., Nov. 14. Props at 1 pm, items at     Jane Davidson – 4 wonderful rag mats using
2 pm                                               recycled fabrics

Set-up & Display Props: Anne Gregory,              Pat MacKay – lovely wool embroidered
Jeannie Pataky, Marjorie Ann Malcolm, Shirley      cushion cover – finished after 47 years! And a
Hall, Lynn Pakulak, Muriel Prior, Norma            felted bag from a Fibre Arts workshop
Pruden, Tracy Goyer (?)
                                                   Ursula Bentz – a snazzy necktie for her
Guest Artists: Barby Paulus, Robyn Hume,           husband, Eric, crocheted with sock yarn with
Marguerite Johnson                                 hand painted cotton for the edging

Advertising: Lynda Cavens, Janet Genders           Heather Apple – Thr3fold Journals, a
                                                   publication from the UK; handspun skeins
Signs: 1) Sheep: Lynn & Len, Lynda & Barry,        from a mixture of Yvonne’s merino/silk blends
Joan Reeves, Jeannie Pataky                        to be used for a twisting scarf from a pattern in
2) Building/Inside: Joan Reeves                    the journal

Christmas Corner: Muriel Prior, Norma              Shirley MacDonald – her vest, “Friends of
Pruden, Robyn Hume                                 Purple”, knitted under Michelle’s guidance in
                                                   selections of colours and textures, the colours
Gourmet Table: Pat MacKay, Shirley Hall            based on a yarn of many hues. She learned
                                                   many techniques such as knitting on the bias
Cashiers: Pam Coxall, Yvonne Stowell, Barby        and fitting garments
Paulus, Pat Jardy (?)
                                                   Marguerite Johnson – lovely cotton
Door Prizes: Shirley MacDonald, Marjorie           placemats woven in Summer & Winter at Mary
Ann Malcolm                                        Bentley’s class. She learned a great deal from
                                                   this excellent class and thanks Mary
Guild Hospitality: Heather Apple
                                                   May Sanches – 2 knitted hopi hats using a
Sale Overseer: Doreen MacLauchlan                  new kind of Patons wool from England called
If you would like to help out with the sale and
have lots of fun, tell any of the above that you
would like to be part of her committee.

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Barby Paulus – handspun skeins of “Fruit           Handpainted Paper with Jennifer Love - April
Loops” wool top from Yvonne, plied with 2-ply      06
wool from Brassards                                Cedar Bark Weaving with Jessica Casey -
                                                   April 19
Muriel Prior – beautiful knitted vest of           Papermaking with Mushroom Pulp with Ann
handspun merino and rayon boucle in white          Harmer - April 26th
on white using a lattice stitch technique;         Bull Kelp Baskets with Joanne Waters - May
darling knit and felted pentagon bag using         03 or May 04 (two days available)
some commercial and some hand dyed yarn            Monoprinting on Fabric with Pat Crucil - May
Doreen MacLauchlan – lots of wonderful
textiles from her recent trip to Guatemala and     Registration and more information on website
Costa Rica                                or
Marjorie Ann Malcolm – baby sweater, fourth or call
using this pattern, third using these colours      604-883-2380
(now size 2), in a cotton yarn from Norway

Fibre Arts Festival, Aug. 20-24, 2008              There are a few tickets left for the hottest
                                                   textile show in town! March 30, at 2:30pm, at
The GLFAF brochures will be out very soon - I      the Vancouver Museum, The Vancouver Guild
hope you all have been looking at                  of Fibre Arts and FibreEssence Gallery and                present an art to wear runway called Green is
planning your FAF activities. Registration         the New Black. Tickets are $15 and can be
starts April 1 and some of the classes will fill   booked through FibreEssence - 604-738-
up quickly. Get your name in ASAP! We'll be        1282; or Ros Aylmer -
looking for volunteers and exhibit items too.
Speaking of exhibit items, I am thinking that      Also I would like to tell you about an upcoming
this year for our spinning class teacher's         exhibit at FibreEssence Gallery, 3210 Dunbar
exhibit, we could submit a basket of handspun      St., Vancouver. Cherry Blossoms, A Textile
- all natural fibres - different fibres, natural   Translation will be held in conjunction with
colours, spinning techniques. What do you          Vancouver's Cherry Blossom Festival, and the
think? Do you have something in your stash to      gallery, like the trees, will be blanketed in the
spin up and lend us? Each skein (large or          bright blossoms of spring. The exhibition
small) could have a guild tag with the spinner's   showcases the work of 18 artists, some from
name and fibre info, to help educate the           as far away as Japan, and will run from March
public.                                            12 to April 26.

                                                   In addition the Gallery has organized a
Exhibitions and Sales
                                                   number of exciting events to co-ordinate with
                                                   the exhibit: March 29, Kirsten Chursinoff will
FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12889                 be teaching participants some of her hand
Sunshine Coast Highway, Pender Harbour
                                                   stitching techniques for making exquisite
                                                   flowers bloom on canvas; and on April 10
Felted Wearables, April 2008, featuring
                                                   Nakao Hirano, from Japan, and Janet
Ursula Bentz, Ulrieke Benner and Alice
                                                   Armstrong will teach a workshop on the
                                                   Sakura Wall Quilt, using vintage kimono silks
                                                   and a variety of hand and machine
                                                   techniques. There are a few spaces left in
Creative Felting Workshop with Ursula Bentz -
                                                   these workshops - contact
March 29th;
                                          if you are interested.
Handpainted Paper Play Date with Jennifer
Love (for past participants) April 05

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For your Calendar                              For Sale

Retreat 2008, April 11-12, Quadra Island.      I have an old Ashford spinning wheel with
Registration: contact the Island Shuttle       spools etc. Unfortunately, hardly used.
Contact Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge for room           Do you have any use for it? I'm giving it away .
reservations at      I live in Davis Bay or can deliver it somewhere.
or 1-800-665-7745                              Linda Williams 604.740.5825

The Squamish/Lil’Wat Cultural Centre           Wanted
will open in Whistler in June. Great idea for a Guild           Bobbin Rack – if you have one you no longer
excursion?                                     use, I would be interested. Marjorie Ann
Northwest Regional Spinners Assoc.
2008 Conference, June 5-8, 2008, Salem Ore.    Retail
                                               Ashford Equipment – Dianne Cross,
Convergence 2008 – Textures in the             Honeysuckle Studios,
Tropics, June 22-28, 2008, Tampa, Florida                           Aurelia (and Andrea Lawrence) roving and
                                               yarns, P.O. Box 2539, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Fibre Week, June 27-July 4, 2008, Olds         (250) 378-2468
College, Olds AB                   Birkeland Bros Wool – batts & yarns for
                                               felting, knitting, weaving, spinning, etc. 3573
Salt Spring Weavers & Spinners Guild –         Main St., Vancouver (604) 874-4734,
Eye for Colour 11, Oct. 17-26, 2008, 
ArtSpring, Salt Spring Is.           
                                               Fibres Plus – under new management –
Island Retreat 2009, April, Dunsmuir           dealers for Leclerc, Ashford and Lendrum –
Lodge, North Saanich (Sidney)                  basket making supplies, yarns - 21200
                                               Glenwood Ave., Maple Ridge (604) 467-1178
ANWG Conference 2009                 

Spokane Handweavers’ Guild is accepting        Home Farm Shetlands – fleeces, rovings &
proposals for “Weaving Waves of Color”         batts in natural colours. Kathy Millar, 2881
ANWG Conference and post-conference            Mountain Road, Duncan, BC (250) 748-0487
workshops, May 28-31, June 1-3, 2009 at
Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. For
proposal guidelines e-mail Education Chair:    Jane Stafford Textiles – yarns of many
Victoria Leuba, 704 W. Cleveland Ave,          types, weaving equipment
Spokane, WA 99205           www.janestaffordtextiles,com
Deadline: July 1, 2008
                                               Knitopia – 5498 Salt Lane in Langley, (604)
Weaving Lessons                                530-4881 or 1-866-531-9665

Foxglove Studio One: Mary Bentley will         Louet Equipment – Yvonne Stowell is an
offer beginner weaving lessons and brush up    official agent for Louet
classes in her lovely studio. (604) 883-2463

Apr. 2008

Opulence Silks & Dyes ltd.
Phone Local Orders & Help Line 604-929-
4440 OR 866-929-4440

The Silk Tree – 15-1551 Johnston St.
(Granville Island), Vancouver, (604) 687-7455 To order: (604)
462-1620 or email

Treenway Silks
Watch for their web specials

Submissions due the 3rd Friday of the month by
email, by hand or by mail to Marjorie Ann Malcolm

Apr. 2008

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