At the end of October, our almost Master Weaver, Barb Jones gave a workshop on weaving with traditional mohair yarn. The workshop attendees met at member Linda's studio where they learned about mohair yarn, it's qualities and the techniques needed to weave with it.
After gathering around for a short instructional lecture, the fun began. People got to wind warps, dress their looms and head toward the finish line, which was a completed mohair scarf.
Barb is a knowledgeable and interesting instructor who enables her students to succeed at the tasks at hand. Her calm attitude, her quirky sense of humour and ease at teaching, make her a great instructor. From the show of finished scarves at the last meeting, it was a huge success.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Robert was the surprise guest of honour. His wife knew, but he didn't and we all managed to keep it a secret. He was receiving a service award from the OHS. This photo is of Robert and our OHS representative, who seems like a very nice and charming lady.
Robert has an engineering knack with equipment. He can look at a loom and with our rather vague, it's not doing this or it's doing that, he tweaks and twists and poof, the equipment is back to working. He weaves, he repairs, he assembles, he disassembles and makes what specialty equipment we need once in a while. All the while he shares information, is always cheerful, friendly and welcoming.
Well deserved recognition for our Robert.
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
This summer, the Oxford Weavers and Spinners met for monthly activity nights. We had all the fun, without the business meeting! Our supply of of greeting cards was getting perilously low and we knew we'd need to make more. After pricing blank cards, suitable for woven inserts, one of our members offered to bring in punches, card stock, and supplies for making cards. We sized the cards to fit a box of envelopes. With the leftover card stock, we made gift tags.