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Whonnock Weavers and 2 new scarves

Yesterday I attended the Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild Annual Show and Sale.  This event stands out for several reasons.  First, the venue is spectacular!  The Whonnock Lake Centre is located in Whonnock Lake Park, and the room has lovely … Continue reading

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Weaving and the Language of Visual Art

At lunch with hand-weaving and spinning friends the other day, the conversation turned to the vocabulary we use, and whether the language of painters and other visual artists can also be applied to weaving.  When creating a hand-woven work, whether … Continue reading

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What the Heck is a Bilby?

Saturday we took a trip to Bilby Yarns, our local weaving and spinning shop here in Perth.  The shop is located at the corner of Harrison Street and Hillary Street in Willagee, a suburb south of the city.  It is … Continue reading

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Coquitlam Weavers’ Dye Day

On Sunday, I was lucky enough to attend our annual Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Dye Day graciously hosted by Marilyn.  This year, six of us attended the event and after we set up the dye pots, we kicked off the … Continue reading

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The Queen gets a Spa Day

Finally back in my home studio and re-united with my main loom, “Queen Grump-a-Lump-Bump”, named for the sound she makes as the weaving progresses: grump-a-lump-bump, grump-a-lump-bump.  The treadle is stepped on, the shafts raised, the shuttle thrown, the treadle released, … Continue reading

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And Now I Meet My New Guild

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Today I went to my first meeting with the Western Australia Weavers Guild.  Part of the adventure was getting there.  I spent a good chunk of time on the Perth Transpo website trying to figure out … Continue reading

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