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Williams Lake Spin In 2019

You are cordially invited to attend our annual Spin-In!

Williams Lake Spin In 2019

Date: Saturday May 4 2019

Location: Mackinnon Hall under the United Church in Williams Lake

Time: Doors open 9am, festivities beginning at 10am

Please register by April 25, 2019

There will be door prizes, a draw for a gift basket, an in-session challenge and lunch. As well as a whole room full of like minded folk to exchange the latest news in fibre and spinning.

Walk-in’s are welcome after 1:00 pm.

This year we will be offering two People’s Choice Challenges:

1. To make a drop spindle using an article or combination of articles not normally associated with fibre arts. This must be displayed with some yarn spun on it.

2. A completed hank of thick and thin yarn of your choice, with a sample square knit from it that measures 5″ x 5″.

Our Giving Tree is an ongoing charity that we donate to all year long. Any machine-washable blankets, hats, mitts, scarves and socks that you may wish to provide will be gratefully accepted.

Bring a friend that may be interested in learning to spin. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the day.

If you have any questions, contact us.

 

Registration Details:

$30 per person, $35 per commercial table.

Mail your registration (name, mailing address, phone number and email) together with payment, to:

Williams Lake Spinners and Weavers

90 Fourth Ave. N.

Williams Lake, BC

V2G2C6

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Fall Update

Hello fibre friends,

We had a fun time at the Harvest Fair in September, there was a lot of interest in our sample items and our spinning demonstrations.

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We will be holding a similar demonstration and display at the CRD Library on October 27th, 10-2pm, come along and check it out, details on our calender.

On the 26th of September we held our AGM. Barb was elected as president, Dot as vice-president, and Linda and Lesley remain as secretary and treasurer respectively. To our out-going president Vonny, we appreciate all the hard work and effort you have put into our group over the last few years, thank you!

Our annual Christmas sale is coming up soon, Saturday 3rd November at the Arts Centre.  Linda and Vonny are busy finishing two large blankets which will be included in the sale. We have been working on these as a group project for a while, on the 100″ loom that requires two weavers.

In between all of that, the looms in the guild room have been busy, lots of blankets, rag rugs and tea towels have been produced. Members have been busy crafting at home too, with many scarves woven and socks, shawls and sweaters knitted. The next group project is to address the large stash of wool in the guild room, which we plan to knit up into toques and scarves for the giving tree later in the year.

See all the rest of our news in the September and October newsletters.