Whonnock Weavers selling goods

Home-spun quality at annual sale at centre in east Maple Ridge

Gloria Currie Stanley

Gloria Currie Stanley

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be hosting their 36th annual open house.

Hundreds of one-of-a-kind hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-dyed, felted and knitted items will be for sale at the show including hand-woven blankets, scarves, shawls, towels and rugs and felted pieces like bags, hats, tree decorations, mittens, socks and dryer balls.

Thirty guild members will be participating in the show along with seven guest artists ranging from potters to woodworkers and one native silversmith.

“The quality is top-notch,” said guild member Dale Friend.

“The things our members put in to sell have all been juried.

“It’s a pride as a guild that it should be excellent quality and there is a lot of imagination and skill involved,” she said.

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild was formed in 1974 and welcomes artists in all of the fibre arts. They meet from September to June.

There will be demonstrations throughout the day in spinning, blending, felting and basket weaving.

Three door prizes, baskets filled with juried articles made by the guild, will be awarded along with refreshments of coffee and tea.

The Open House Exhibit and Sale takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Whonnock Lake Centre at 27871 113th Avenue in Maple Ridge.

For more information, go to whonnockweaversandspinners.org/ or contact Marie at 604-462-9059.