Sunday, January 29, 2012

Twitter and Facebook

@ChChGldWeavSpin is our Twitter ID; it's mostly set up for anyone in the Christchurch area who's looking for a spinning group on social networks.   I'm updating it a couple of times a week with our next meeting details.   It's more to help get new people visiting seeing as we don't have the advantage of a fixed place of abode at the moment.    I have set up a Facebook page for us, Christchurch-Guild-of-Weavers-and-Spinners-Inc Wall.  Like Twitter this is partly to keep our members updated and partly to attract new members.  I'll be doing a lot of updating between the blog, twitter and facebook!

For those of you on Ravelry, can you please update our group forum with what you've completed or are working on.   It's wonderful to see what people make and once again with us not having a permanent abode this helps create that feeling of being together more often.

This coming Saturday is being held at St Marks Church in Opawa Rd; I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gap Filler Event

The guild went to take part in this today.  When I arrived there it was very windy, cloudy and not all that warm so a group of us decided to take refuge in the mall behind the sandwich stall; we asked if it was ok and they very graciously said yes.  Ann Field spoke to one of the cleaners who managed to contact mall management who also ok'd us being there as long as the business we were next to was alright with it.

We had a good time spinning in there in the warm while quite a few passersby had a wee look at what we were doing.  Some asked questions, a few took brochures and many children were absolutely fascinated.   We had a good range of wheels as well as different fibres that were being spun or plied which I think made it more interesting for those who stopped to watch.
The empty chair on the left is mine; I had to use my cellphone to take the photo so it wasn't the best shot ever.

Outside were some hardy souls who were also spinning or knitting. There wasn't any foot traffic there, but once the sun came out it was quite pleasant.  Unfortunately the wind didn't drop very much.  This photo was taken by Jan R.
There were more people outside than in.  The field they were using was part of the old school that used to stand there and there were some beautiful wildflowers growing there.   We are hoping that the council might consider that space for building a complex for fibre arts in the future to act as a drawcard for visitors and locals alike.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gap Event

Tomorrow, Saturday 21 January the guild is holding a Gap event at The Colombo (Spotlight Plaza).  Most of us will be spinning or knitting at the old Sydenham School site.
Park at the back of the old Sydenham School site, corner of Colombo and Brougham, but enter from the Buchan Street side. If fine, we can spin under the trees there—don’t forget your chair, and possibly a hat and sunscreen. Others from the Network will be at The Colombo Mall (formerly Spotlight Mall), but there is a 1-hour parking limit in their car-park, and Sue has seen cars being towed from there. There are several cafes in the area, or you can bring your lunch.
Look forward to seeing some of you there.