Fleece Judging Workshop – June 1, 1:00-3:00

Learn to skirt a fleece and assess its wool qualities. This workshop will reflect the Olds College Fibre Week class on Wool Judging.  It will be a hands on examination of a number of different local sheep fleeces.  We will review scoring sheets and you will go home with samples.  The workshop will be held in a warehouse in Sidney on Saturday, June 1, from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Coffee and tea provided.

Maximum participants: 6

Instructor: Jill Yelland-DeMooy

No workshop fee.

Please complete workshop application form from the Guild website and submit to Guild mailing address.

Forward Worsted Draft Twist Workshop

Two-day workshop by Kim McKenna, Washington USA Oct. 18 and 19, 2019, to be confirmed

Cost: $218 for Guild Members, $258 for non-members

Materials fee of $30—$85 to be confirmed by Kim later Maximum—8 students 

Place: to be announced.
Deadline: completed registration by mid-April 2019 (If we do not have sufficient paid registrations mid-April the workshop will not run – no last minute registration)

During this workshop, Kim analyzes and tweaks your signature/default spinning technique before delving into the world of the Forward Worsted Draft Twist. More than an “inch worm” technique, this twist method results in strong, lustrous yarns with incredible drape. With simple adjustments to your spinning technique, Kim will teach you how to: 

  •  Spin a yarn with more or less loft
  •  Control your yarn’s grist/thickness and
  •  Create a softer or harder yarn
    After this workshop, you will realize the value of adding this skill to your spinning arsenal. Materials for a two- day workshop include wool from four very different sheep breeds.
February General Meeting – February 21, 2019 (doors open 6:30)
The meeting schedule will be slightly changed tonight:
6:30   Doors open
7:00   Display of works by our speaker
7:30   Presentation by fibre artist Nancy Wesley
8:30   (approx, following the presentation) Business meeting
8:40   Show & Tell

Presenter:  Nancy Wesley will speak about her fibre “journey” – what she has done to date and where she hopes her artistic journey will take her into the future.

Nancy is a graphic designer by trade and her passion for the last decade has been felt-making. Her work shows her love of line and simple geometric shapes. She prepares hand dyed wool roving and combines tuffs of coloured wool “like brushstrokes of paint” to mimic nature’s myriad shades and dept of colour. You can read more about Nancy at her website: http://www.nancdesigns.ca/

Spin-In 2019

Saturday February 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton
Registration fee – $20

For full information see the SpinIn Activity page.

Texere submission process info now online

We have now posted an overview of the submission process for members wishing to enter their work in the upcoming Exhibition & Sale. Please review the details and deadlines.  All forms are now online. Contact texereshowinfo@vhwsg.ca if you have any questions.


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