Learning Opportunities

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

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In December our attention is more on social activities than working in the studio.  The guild sale has come and gone.  Now the only urgency is to finish those Christmas presents before the 25th. 
cedar reindeer
As the year comes to an end it is also a time to think about the future.  Maybe you are working on your new year’s resolutions already.  Improve your diet? (after the cookies are gone)  Exercise more? (when the weather improves)  Find a use for that odd coloured yarn?  Stop buying odd coloured yarn at the thrift shop? 
painted warp shawl
If your future interests include learning something new then you will be happy to know that our workshop committee has been busy lining up some interesting classes for 2019. 
Perhaps you saw something at the Elegant Threads sale and you are inspired to learn to weave.  Beginner weaving classes are being offered in January.  The instructor is a master weaver who started weaving when she was 12.  Linda Wilson developed the Level 3 Master Weaver program and teaches it through Olds College in Alberta.  Take this class and you will be well on your way to mastering weaving.
hand spun yarn
Maybe you are inspired to produce your own yarns for knitting or weaving.  We’ve got a class in January for that too.  Linda Raven is a retired educator and former owner of a spinning mill so fibres are in her blood.  She has extensive experience teaching beginner and intermediate spinning classes.  this course will give you a good grounding in the art of turning fibre into yarn.

Scarf from Woven Beauty

If you have ever thought of starting an on-line store or wondered how to display your work on-line then you might want to attend the lecture on Introduction to Selling on Etsy.  Lynnette Lynch of “Woven Beauty” will share her experiences on January 9th.  The photo above is an example of how to display your work in a clear and attractive manner.

 The line up for February includes:
             Basic Drafting on February 4th
             Learn About Your Wheel on February 12
             Knitting Colour Work on February 18.

If any of these topics interest you contact us at qualicumweaversandspinners@gmail.com          

Check the side bar under Workshop Series 2019 to see what the latest offerings are.  We are planning for more including,  twill treadling, novice spinning, felting and silk fusion lanterns,
detail from 2018 nuno felting workshop
Our workshops are open to members and non-members alike.  So if you belong to one of the many related spinning/weaving guilds we’d love to have you join in one of our workshops.  It is a great way to make links within the broad arts community.  Similarly if you are interested and think you might like to try your hand at fibre arts this is a great way to meet people with similar interests.  
remains of the pot luck Dec 10th

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