Thursday, February 1, 2024

Workshops and Websites

learning together

 Our workshop committee has organized an exciting series of workshops for 2024.  We started off the year with our popular beginner series, beginner spinning and beginner weaving.  These classes book up ahead but if you missed the January sessions, we keep a waiting list.  



Beginning Spinning is being offered a second time February 5th and 7th.  This course will get you started.  Later in February 23 Linda Raven will take members deeper into the world of worsted and woolen.

Our Beginner Weaving Level 1, starting Feb 16, is unfortunately full but if you are interested and would like to be on our waiting list for the next time then contact workshops@gwsg.ca  For those of you who have taken a beginner course and want to explore more we have Introduction to Weaving, Level 3.  In this course you will expand your skills and learn how to design and execute your own pieces.  Participants will create a boucle tea towel of their own design.  The course takes place March 1 to 3.


For more advanced weavers we have two interesting and very different courses.  


An Introduction to Bound Weave takes place March 9th.  This workshop will have you making figured pieces using a weft dominant technique similar to Krokbragd.  Participants will create a figured design on their own table loom.  If you need a table loom for this course we may be able to help with that.  Contact Gillian Best for more information at gbest@shaw.ca  
 
Woven Shibori
with Linda Wilson is a 4 day workshop that starts on March 12th.  Linda will take participants through the process of creating a unique textured cloth with pleats and ruffles.

  For more information about these courses please go to our website at https://qwsg.ca/workshops/

There you can click on the course title to find out the costs and more details about the instructor and the course content.  If you decide this is the course for you then you can go on to register and pay to secure your spot on-line.  

If you have any issues or concerns about the system or need some assistance then contact Gillian Best, gbest@shaw.ca




Friday, January 19, 2024

QWSG Web Site

 

home page 

The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners have launched a new web site.  We invite you to check it out at qwsg.ca

There you will find information about the guild, events, workshops, resources and membership.  Some areas are still "under construction" but here are some of the features


upcoming events
If you are interested in what we are up to or would like to attend a meeting check out the studio calendar.  There you can find our meeting schedule, events, special interest groups and what is going on in the studio
studio projects?

Books and periodicals

Under resources you can check out our library listing.  We have complete collections of Handwoven and Spin-Off including the very first issues and a host of books on fiber arts topics.






basket workshop in progress
If you are interested in fibre arts workshops then you can check out what we have planned.  If you find a course that you would like to take, you can secure your spot in the workshop by registering and paying on line.

market baskets


If you think this is a group that you would like to join you can pay the membership fee on line and set up your member profile.  Registered members have access to guild documents, discounted pricing for workshops and receive notifications via the web site

Postscript

Below is an updated photo of the free-form "tapestry" that was started during our Elegant Threads Show.  Many hands, a lot of them new to weaving, contributed and it is still a work in progress however it appears to be turning into a landscape.


our "sale" tapestry is turning into a landscape