Slocan Valley Threads Guild membership exceeds 100

Something is happening at the Slocan Valley Threads Guild. More than 100 people joined or renewed membership in the Guild for 2015-16.

The Slocan Valley Thread Guild meets at Perry Siding is a former one-room schoolhouse.

Something is happening at the Slocan Valley Threads Guild. More than 100 people joined or renewed membership in the Guild for 2015-16. The renovated former one-room schoolhouse, located at 7112 Perry’s Back Road (just off Highway 6, north of Winlaw), is humming with fibre arts activities this winter.

One returning member expressed how much she missed sitting around the table at the monthly meetings, feeling that she was part of something “so much greater and older than ourselves.” The second half of the meetings is always stimulating, as each member has an option to show and share their work.

The programming coordinator, volunteer Linda Out, has been scheduling workshops and members days to enable members to share their skills in felting, rug hooking, basketry, quilting, dyeing (natural, procion, and acid),knitting (socks, faire isle technique) and spinning, for example.

Winter is also the time to collect and prepare items that will be sold at the annual Yard and Yardage event, to which the public is invited. It will be held this year on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Guild. If you are de-cluttering, the Guild is accepting donations of fabric, yarns and craft supplies. Call Sharon at 250-226-7703 or Jasmine at 250-352-7152 to arrange drop-off or pickup.

To learn about the group, programs, meetings, rentals, the library and equipment availability, visit slocanvalleythreadsguild.wordpress.com or become a member. Members have been getting tantalizing weekly emails containing a full menu of upcoming classes, members’ days and gab ‘n’ jab sessions.

Just Posted

Caribou panel hears from critical public

About 250 people turned out Wednesday evening to give feedback on the provincial government’s caribou recovery plans.

Glacier Gymnastics wins 12 medals at provincials

The club sent eight athletes to the event

DanceFusion brings dads and daughters to the stage

Thirty-one fathers and daughters participate in a dance that is goofy, sentimental, and at times very funky.

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Most Read