A Quiet Spinning Day at Festival of the Arts

Snow has blanketed our neighbourhood, bringing calm, but making the streets a little slippery.

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Snow is not all that usual in the Vancouver area, with only 2 or 3 snowfalls a winter, so we really are not used to driving in it.  We live near the bottom, but there are quite a few steep hills around, the city is slow at ploughing the roads on the assumption that the snow will melt in a day or two, making it risky to go even a few blocks.  But I did venture out because yesterday the Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Guild had their annual “Spin-in”  demonstration as part of the Port Moody Festival of the Arts.  This is our project of the year, and many members created works along the theme of “A Plethora of Colour” inspired by the Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) painting “Plethora of Cats”.

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The challenge included each member being given a length of luxury yarn and a silk cocoon to incorporate into the finished pieces. Members wove, spun, felted, dyed and even made baskets for the display in the Atrium of the Port Moody Inlet Theatre.

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Six spinners from our guild gathered around the display to spin and answer questions from the people passing by.  We spun and talked and ate yummy chocolate brownies baked by Terry.

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Irene laughed to see that the colours I was spinning were the same as the colours I was wearing.  Does this ever happen to you?

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One Response to A Quiet Spinning Day at Festival of the Arts

  1. What a lovely way to have spent the day.

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