Our guild, the Oakville Handweavers & Spinners jumped right into the mix for the town’s grand opening of the Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural & Community Centre on Saturday, March 24th. It was great to demonstrate with all the other fiber arts groups in Room 040, and even have new members join!
Our 100″ loom not only gets to see the light of day after years of no love in basements but it also makes for a screaming display.
Do you see the weaver pictured in the photo montage there? That’s Judith Hay. Ixchel took this shot of Judith inkle loom weaving at the opening.
I sat next to Judith. As usual the public fell in love with my Wee Peggy wheel. The kids were blown away by just touching the dyed top from Schafenfreude Fibers!
We had a good story board of fleece to finished objects on the table behind me. I put my cup of spindles far from any hands and within sight!
The other end of our spinning display had a few of my hand-spun knits. The Estonian-inspired colourwork pieces are by Elizabeth-Anne.
We also had baskets with different fleeces, and more yarn. The fleece is from my stash: Black Welsh Mountain lamb, the Icelandic ewe, Phoebe & the Romney lamb, Buttercup.
A few of our weavers are also members of Ixchel’s Tapestry Studio. Their display was so vibrant!
We had a steady stream of people in the room, and it was a great day of getting together with samples of our work. I think it got quite a few people interested, and can’t wait to see the Guild grow.
Many thanks to Ixchel for giving me permission to use some of her photos for my post!