Willow Weaving I

Saturday, March 24, 2018  – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Number of students: minimum 3, maximum 8

Join Johanne Byskov in a one-day workshop where you learn to weave with willow to create a small basket. This is a great course for beginners. Materials will be supplied. Please bring clippers and your lunch.

Cost: $60 for Guild members, $90 for non-members

February General Meeting – Thursday February 15 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Caroline Trepanier, “The Design Coach”.
The evening will feature Caroline’s achievements in her Montreal Design Business of 20 years, followed by some details of her past two years of travels & design work on the West Coast of British Columbia, including her work with the weavers of Powell River



Spin-In 2018 – Saturday February 24th 9:30 am (updates)

Victoria Spin In 2018

Mark the date of Saturday 24 February in your calendar, dust off your spinning wheel or spindle and plan to spend the day spinning with us at the Saanich Fairgrounds in the large Main Hall and Dogwood Room! Knitters and other fibre enthusiasts are welcome too.

Doors will open at 9:30 am.
We will have coffee, tea and baking for you. Please bring your own lunch and a mug.


We have assembled a great cast of vendors: Knotty by Nature, SpiritSong Fibre Studio, Inca Dinca Do, Tideview Farm and Silverwood Farm (Icelandic roving and fleece), Jill’s Fibres and Fairview Farm (Cotswold fibre).

Equipment Sale

We will be offering an opportunity for those attending Spin In to sell equipment that you are no longer using and wish to pass on. You will be asked to label the equipment with your name, contact information and price. Buyers at the Spin In will negotiate with you directly. You will be responsible for removing unsold items at the end of the day.

Book Sale

The book sale will proceed as last year. Bring any fibre related books you wish to sell. No Magazines. All unsold books must be removed by the seller at the end of the day.


Registration is $20, payable by cash, cheque (to VHWSG), or Paypal or e-transfer to thornton.sj@gmail.com. If paying electronically, please include your name and town/guild affiliation in the comments. Payment received after registration is full will be refunded. There is currently space available and there will be a registration table at the February guild meeting.


We could use some more individuals willing to help set up or clean up on the day. A sign up sheet will be passed around the February meeting, but please feel free to volunteer on the day because many hands make the work light! Thanks.
If you are willing to donate baking/snacks for Spin In, please contact spinin@vhwsg.ca


The Art of Creation, Making a Pattern and Sewing a Vest

March 4 to April 1, 2018
(If it is necessary to cancel any class, there may be a make-up date on April 15th.)
Three Sunday afternoons – 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Number of Students: minimum 4, maximum 6
Caroline Trepanier, our featured speaker in February, is presenting a workshop on creating garments from your hand woven material. Please have a look at the detailed description and biography Caroline has provided.
Cost: $425.00 for Guild members, $475.00 for non-members

Read Caroline Trepanier Workshop Description (pdf).


Introduction to Loom Weaving – January 2018 (Full)

January 21st to February 18th, 2018 

This class is now full.

(with the possibility of snow, there may be a make-up date on February 25th)

Five Sunday afternoons – 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Number of Students: minimum 3, maximum 6

Learn the vocabulary and basic skills of making your own fabric on a 4-shaft loom. The instructor will lead you through making a warp and dressing a loom as well as weaving techniques and planning a project. No experience or equipment is required, but if you have your own loom, please let the instructor examine it before class. An extra materials fee may be required if you wish to have special yarn for your final project.

Cost: $210.00 for Guild members, $260.00 for non-members

Make cheque payable to The Victoria Handweavers’ & Spinners’ Guild

Mail to:

Victoria Handweavers’ and Spinners’ Guild
University Heights R.P.O.
P.O. Box 31125
Victoria, BC
V8N 6J3