Although our regular guild meetings have been suspended until September the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners are still busy. The Commons Studio is open every Tuesday morning when the spinning group meets. A group of weavers have been busy turning old jeans into rag rugs to sell through our "guild store". Members of the knitting group are busy creating squares that will be turned into a blanket. The blanket will be part of our fund raising efforts.
|inside the booth|
|a little shade helps|
Thank heavens for the cooler full of ice cold water and extra tents provided by the Farmer's Market and Walter Hoogland. This year we had spinners at the booth and a second group closer to the Commons building.
|finished spinning at last|
|rag rug in progress|
|mug rug in progress|
Cloth being formed on a floor loom is more impressive than anything we can do with our small "demo" table loom.
We have set up a small guild store as part of our fund raising. The store sells items donated by members with all of the proceeds going towards our guild activities.
In addition to the store we had a display of household linens, light scarves and shawls. As usual people bought our tea towels. Many of those tea towels went home as reminders of a pleasant summer vacation.
Our next event will be at the Lighthouse Fall Fair in Bowser. This is a great old fashion farm fair with great home made pies and competitions for everything from weird vegetables to scarecrows. There are spinning, knitting, weaving and felting categories too. We will be there with demonstrations looms for the little ones, spinning wheels and a display of our work. The fair takes place on Saturday September 1st. link for fall fair