Sales Wrap Up

by | Dec 3, 2021 | Uncategorized

hand woven napkins

Elegant Threads has come and gone for another year.

We hope you managed to attend but if you missed it we’ve posted some photos here to give you an idea of what you missed.  You will also find more pictures on our face book page.

Our guild sale took place on a dreary, rainy weekend in November.  Thank you to all those tough rain resistant folks who showed up to help and to shop. Covid protocols were in place to make it a safe event for all and everyone was very cooperative.  Our display covered 3 large rooms with lots of space to allow for social distancing.  As always there was no admission charge for our event and people seemed to appreciate that.

mobius shawl

Members had plenty of works to show.  While we had seen photos of some pieces at our Zoom meetings, it was wonderful to see them in the flesh, experience the feel and drape of the fabric and observe the true colours.  Ours is a very tactile craft. 

 Our wall of scarves included some nuno felted pieces, casual wool scarves and elegant silk and rayon scarves that mimic necklaces. 

wall of hand woven scarves

This was the first event that has involved more than two or three members so it was a chance for members to re engage with eachother.  Even masked, talking in person is an improvement over distance communications.  It was also a chance to share the ideas and techniques that we have been working on in isolation.  The show always inspires you to try something new.
Purples and blue-reds were popular colours for tops.  Tea towels and scarves covered the entire rainbow. 
  

knitted jacket and scarf

woven and knitted tops

It is always interesting to see how different people interpret the same theme or idea.  Take for example the variety of blankets in the photo below.  Some are mohair with a high loft and even some “bling” while others are sturdy warm wool pieces that you could wrap yourself in on a cold evening.  Three in the photo started with the same warp threads.

wall of blankets

socks galore

lace knitted shawl

Many of our members include knitting amongst their talents so that we had a lovely selection of knitted items.  They ranged from practical bed socks in warm wool blends to delicate lace shawls.  Warm socks were a hot item this year.

lace knitted shawl

Finally we would like to thank all of the people who helped to put on this event.  The sale committee organized the effort but it takes the combined effort of many people to publicize, set up and staff the event.  A special thanks goes to the faithful spouses who transported props to and from our storage locker and did it cheerfully.  And a special thanks also goes to the Qualicum Beach School of Dance for allowing us to use their space.  

volunteers 

We are busy for the rest of December, counting money, putting our studio back together and making last minute Christmas presents because we sold that scarf that was intended as a gift.  It was a nice scarf and it went to a good home.

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