Busy members of Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild will show their "Fibre Flair" during an annual sale and exhibit this weekend at Ocean Park community hall.
The two-day event (Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21) is a chance for the 93 members of the guild to showcase their hard work, which involves creating wearable art, knitted and felted items, wool clothing, jewelry and more.
The guild hosts drop-in weaving/ spinning sessions every Wednesday in the basement of the Surrey Archives building in Cloverdale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A month-end spinning day sees members bring wheels to the facility.
"We have women in their mid-20s as members, right up to people in their mid-80s," said Jeanette Banta, a guild member and an organizer of this weekend's sale and exhibit. "There's a big spread in the age range of people who attend. We even have a man involved - the son of a woman who comes out. It's great to see that."
The guild was founded 45 years ago in White Rock, where Banta currently lives.
As time marched on, it became an international guild.
"Some of our members travel here from Washington State," Banta said. "But mostly it's Surrey, White Rock and Langley, and some of our members belong to other guilds (in the region)."
Admission is free at the guild's weekend event at Ocean Park hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey. The event, which runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., involves demonstrations and a silent auction.
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