Back to Business Again

by | Sep 27, 2019 | Uncategorized

Clusters of mushrooms is a sure sign of fall here on the wet coast and that means back to school or back to business.  After a very busy summer the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners have resumed our normal schedule.
We have finally finished with yarn and garage sales and have cleared enough space in our studio so that we can resume studio activities.  Our project committee is anxious to start using  our new studio looms while the workshop group are gearing up for a variety of lessons.  You can check the side bar under workshop series to see if there is something you’d be interested in attending.

It is always interesting to see and hear what members have been doing during the summer months.  Its not unlike the first week of school in the fall when you had to write that essay on “what I did on my summer vacation”.  But for us it is what I made during my summer vacation.

twill blocks in fine yarns
towels from knitting cotton

Some of our members took advantage of our recent yarn bonanza to try weaving with knitting yarns as illustrated in the photo above.  The lacy scarf below shows an unusual use of linen which we usually think of in terms of a stiff cloth fine cloth.  The scarf on the right is a combination of very fine mercerized cotton and fine bamboo rayon.  It has a lovely drape and feels like silk.

lacy scarf in linen blend


twill bag with card weaving


Several of our members have an interest in card or tablet weaving.  The strap on the wool bag lifts the design to a higher plane.  The bag itself has a subtle diamond pattern that gives it a textured look.

 This towel illustrates a number of colour interactions to make an overall pleasing colour design while the shawl below resembles the current colour scheme that Mother Nature has on display.

knitted shawl in autumn colours


This coming week we will be holding an open studio (now that it has been cleaned up) as part of a region wide event called Active Ageing.  It is an opportunity for the community to try out different recreational activities and learn about groups they may want to join.  Guests will have a chance try various fibre related crafts and see demonstrations.  The event takes place on October 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm.  There are a number of other free activities taking place at the Commons where our studio is located.

After that we will be busy working towards our annual fall sale ELEGANT THREADS.

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