Saturday, May 20, 2017

ANWG Guild Booth

some of the project participants
The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners will be decorating a guild booth at the ANWG conference in Victoria next month.  This project has been embraced enthusiastically by a large number of guild members.  The theme for the booth is West Coast Wild.

Members have been planning, crafting, constructing or scrounging items for the booth for several months now.  


tree in progress
our theme



A group of volunteers  have been weaving boas and tea towels that will incorporated into the booth while others have been busy needle felting creatures and rocks

can't see the forest for the trees
The project has brought together members with many different interests and will truly be a composite of many different fibre art techniques.  It has also spawned several mini projects that are easy enough for beginners to complete.  It has been a great opportunity for introducing some of our newer members to the group.


rocks
some sea creatures
You may have guessed from the photos that there is a seaside aspect to the theme but how will the birds in a basket fit into the scene?  You will just have to check our booth at ANWG to find out.



birds in a bush

The project has resulted in some seashore inspired weaving including the twill tea towel in natural colours that is waiting to be cut off the loom.  It is reminiscent of ripples in the sand.  The piece in the photo to the right is based on the colours of the water and the tide line with shells and sea weed.


seashore inspired piece

more pieces for the booth











We hope you will come and see our booth at the ANWG conference in Victoria.

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