Public Appearances

by | Sep 4, 2022 | Uncategorized

children’s day at the museum

 Here we are with our looms all loaded and ready to introduce a new crop of youngesters to the magic of weaving.  It’s Children’s Day at the Qualicum Beach Museum.  This is a fun event that gives young and old a glimpse into how things were done in the past.  With an emphasis on “hands on” learning that line up of looms was soon occupied by mini-weavers learning how warp and weft make cloth.

first weaving attempts
the spinning tent

  In the spinning tent children (and parents) got to try their hand at spinning wool and plying yarn.  They seem to really enjoy making something they could take home and this year it was friendship bracelets.

Dahlia’s at Fall Fair

Next we were off  with our spinning wheels and looms to the Lighthouse Fall Fair.  This event includes the traditional contests for baked or canned goods, produce, art work and crafts of all kinds.  Weaving is included in the needlework section. A number of our members came home with ribbons.

   

Rita’s ribbons

sylvia’s scarf

Pat’s runner

We had a large display that illustrates our members’ broad interest in fibre arts.  The display included basketry, felting, knitting, spinning and of course weaving.

drop spindle demo 

The basketry display attracted a lot of attention.  We are lucky to have an accomplished basket weaver in our guild and her workshops are very popular.
   

Of course our trusty and very old demo loom got another work out and the spinners continued to mermerize little ones who seem to be attracted to the revolving wheel.

ancient leclerc 2 harness loom

handspun yarns

Our next public appearance is in the planning stages after that we will be concentrating on our annual show and sale, Elegant Threads (Nov 18&19)

Meanwhile our regular monthly meetings will resume on September 26th.  If you would like to attend the meeting contact us at qualicumweaversspinnersguild@gmail.com

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