First I’d like to offer a big welcome to our guests and new members at the last meeting. Thanks so much for joining us!
A big thanks goes to Jenny for her fantastic presentation on Cowichan Sweaters. It was well researched and full of interesting history on an iconic knitted tradition.It wasn’t just about the sweaters, but the beginning of the use of wool in the region itself. How sweaters evolved from woven blankets. The wool from the special breed of dogs was especially interesting. Thanks so much!
We had a great discussion afterward, where many members shared their memories of “Mary Maxim” sweater kits. Visiting the cultural museum on the island, as well as the sweater controversy during the 2010 Olympics.
Books recommended by our hostess: “Working with Wool” and “Cowichan Indian Knitting”
Hope to see you in March at Fibers West March 16 and 17th where the guild will have a table for information and we will be winding up yarn for folks picking up goodies. Look forward to seeing you there!