Program Listing – 2022/2023

October 4, 2022

Youtube video of meeting – https://youtu.be/0vupFJhnyak

I am very excited to say that our speaker this month will be Beth Showalter.

Beth completed the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners (OHS) Spinning Certificate Program in 2014 with Distinction, and will be speaking about spinning Alpaca fiber.

This is a hands on presentation, and members are encouraged to bring their hand cards and spinning wheels to the meeting.

Beth will have small fiber kits available for members to purchase at a cost of $5, which will allow members to quite literally get a feel for Alpaca.

If you would like to know more, you can find Beth at www.bethshowalter.ca.

We will also be hosting a swap, for anyone who wishes to participate. Members may bring in one or two items (yarn or fiber, of any type, with a retail value of $20-$40) to the meeting. For each item you bring, you will get your name in the random draw. After Beth speaks, we will draw the names, and when your name is chosen, you may go and choose a new item to take home.

If anyone has questions, feel free to email Kathy Broughton, at kathy@rocklakeweaving.com.

November 1, 2022

youtube video of meeting – https://youtu.be/L2KX3Pk9wBs

Members are encouraged to invite a fibre friend along to the meeting, at no charge. Fibre Artists often “cross borders” between the different mediums, so invite your felting, knitting, crocheting, rughooking, quilting and other fibery friends to join us, and learn more about weaving and spinning!

Nancy Latchford will be speaking on colour, and how it relates to the fibre arts.

December 6, 2022

In December, we will have our traditional craft making, and there are some other ideas brewing behind the scenes, stay tuned to the guild website and Monday mailings for more details!

February 7, 2023

 We have just  confirmed Kathrin Weber, from Blazing Shuttles,
as our February speaker.  She will be presenting “Effective Use of Materials and Color”, with the following description:

“Do you have yarn in various colors, textures, weights, yarn types that you are not sure what to do with? Perhaps you have a lovely yarn that may not be strong enough for that warp you want to wind. Or your yarn is too fine or too big or the colors are too bright and they don’t go together. Or, to be honest, the yarn you have been hoarding is just too dang expensive to use! How do you make a little go a long way?
This lecture with images will help you think of creative ways to plan and execute woven projects of mixed yarn types and colors that you might have thought would never go together technically or visually. Spend a little time with me thinking, “What if…?” And then dig through your yarn closet for hidden treasures waiting to be woven.”

What a great way to get your creative juices flowing, and burst out of the winter blues!

March 7, 2023

details to be announced at a later date

April 4. 2023

details to be announced at a later date

May 2, 2023

details to be announced at a later date

June 6, 2023

Annual General Meeting – details to be announced at a later date