February 2020 meeting
Saturday, February 22, 2020
(11 am at 268 Keefer Street, Rm 308)
‘Flax to Linen: Adventures of an Urban Farmer’ With Diana Twiss
Join local fibre artist Diana Twiss for a presentation on the process of growing, harvesting, rippling, retting, breaking, scutching, hackling, and spinning flax to make linen. There is a hands-on portion for the breaking, scutching and hackling part. Each participant can try their hand at extracting flax fibres from retted flax plants grown and harvested in north east Langley.
Diana is passionate about fibre, fabric, colour and texture, and is driven by curiosity – especially about lost arts or lost ways of doing things like extracting bast fibres from local plants. An experienced fibre arts instructor with formal education in adult learning and Fine Art, she has introduced many beginners to the wonders of making yarn and has helped more experienced spinners experiment with technique, colour, and fibre to take their spinning to a new level. Diana is a regular contributor to PLY magazine with articles on flax to linen; plying on spindles; and using hand carders. You can see how she combines all her fibre interests and skills by following her pursuits to make yarn from locally sourced fibres including flax, on her blog – 100milewear.com and Instagram as @diantwiss.
10:00 – 10:45 am — The library will be open (room 408).
10:30 am — Directors Draw In (room 308). The Directors will be available for your Guild questions, requests, and feedback.
11 am — Presentation followed by Show and Tell (room 308)
The library will re-open after the meeting.