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Handspun Tapestry Weaving

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

You Spin Me Right Round

I attended "It's Our Nature," an exhibit by The Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners Guild, held at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre on the weekend.  It was a lovely display of spinning, weaving, knitting and stitchery.  There were tapestries, rugs, jackets, accessories and much more, made by women from across the province.  It was impossible to choose a favourite, although a fine, painted scarf woven from bamboo by Heather M. was right up there, along with several handspun pieces.  With permission, I took photographs of a few items in the show.  You can click for details:

Susie's Handspun Socks Dyed with KoolAid

Susie's Handspun and Dyed Doily

Dora's Amazing Handspun Gloves

I thought my angora yarn was finely spun, until I saw Dora's gloves, knit from her 3 ply angora.  She let me try them on and they are oh, so soft:

Dora's Gloves
There was much, much more-Sara's handspun cotton neckpiece, a wrap in handspun qiviuq, a handspun silk cowl.  It was wonderful to see how much yarn people had spun themselves and, if you wanted to give it a whorl yourself, Hilary and Susie were there to demonstrate the art and help you get started.

The Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild had a display in the hallway outside the show.  They are having a sale on October 15 and 16, at the Balkwill, so if you're in town, check it out.

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