|golf course with chestnuts|
From the time that we are quite young we are told that physical activity is "good" for us. Remember gym classes and those horrid outfits? If they weren't enough of a turn off then running laps in the cold (in those horrid outfits) certainly did it for a lot of us. Later in life, we may have taken up yoga or a sport (Golf and tennis fashion were an improvement over gym bloomers.) or even joined a gym. Maintaining these activities over a changing life time can be difficult, yet we are told physical and mental activity are important for maintaining health in our senior years.
|loom or gym equipment?|
Spinning and weaving also involve mental activity such as planning, measuring and calculating.
Our new home in Qualicum Commons was not ready to receive guests so we decided to join with other groups to put on demonstrations at the Qualicum Beach Museum.
|active ageing in the fall sunshine|
|inkle loom weaving|
We included demonstrations of hand manipulated weaving, spinning with a drop spindle as well as with a wheel.
|Salish loom and drop spindle demonstrations|
This event is our last outdoor exhibition of the year. Our attention is now focused on the annual show and sale, Elegant Threads. For more information see the side bar. The sale committee is busy planning and promoting. Members are busy working on new items for the sale.