The Selkirk Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild has once again opened its studio space at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, across from the Castlegar Airport on Heritage Lane.
From Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can see demonstrations of the processes of cloth from fibre to fabric, tying in with the rich textile heritage of the Doukhobors in our area.
The studio is set up with a working spinning wheel and two looms, a floor loom, as well as a table loom for visitors to get the feel of the magic of weaving.
The Guild’s spinning-wheel is mesmerizing to watch as a fistful of fluff is transformed into a thread. Articles created by Guild members in more that just weaving, are on display and for sale.
Later this summer, on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, the Guild will welcome participants in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. The tour is a very popular event where artists in the Columbia Basin open their studios to the public, highlighting the rich resource of the arts that we have in this area of the province.
The Selkirk Weavers’ and Spinners’ look forward to sharing their passion with you, and you might even be enticed to take up weaving and spinning.