September General Meeting – Thursday September 20 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Pre-meeting: 7 pm BIG give away table and Sale of books and equipment. (NO early birds except for those who wish to help set up the tables!)

Business meeting: Approve budget for 2018-19. See attached proposed budget

Activity: Show & Tell – please bring your entries in the Saanich Fair and everything you have been working on over the summer. Don’t forget to fill out a descriptive label (format available on the website) to place with your item on the table. The label not only provides nformation for everyone looking at your item, but is also your entry into the draw for a free membership next year. The format for Show & Tell will be the new one introduced last year – a brief introduction to everyone will be provided by the chair person, then everyone can view the items and their creators up close. It is NOT necessary for creators to spend all their time with their items – we all want to be able to view each others work

Beginning Spindle Spinning

Beginning Spindle Spinning
Let your fingers learn the magic of turning fibre into yarn!
Two sessions, 3 hours total. In the first session, we will learn about fibre types and fibre tools, and will learn the basics of turning sheep fleece into yarn. I expect you to practice making yarn between the two sessions. In the second session, we will learn about plying on your spindle and finishing yarns for knitting or weaving. You may bring your own spindle or borrow one for the duration of the class. Spinning fibre provided. Class will be held at instructor’s house near UVic.
Thursdays Oct 11 and Oct 25; 7 – 8:30pm
Cost: $75
Class size: minimum 2, maximum 3 people
Please contact the instructor at thornton.sj@gmailcom if you would like to take the class but need other dates in October.

August Drop-in

August 28th 7-9 pm at Community Living Victoria, 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Rd

Drop-In happens on the last Tuesday of every month and is an excellent time to connect with other fibre enthusiasts and work on your projects. For this Drop-In, you can also drop off items that you have entered in the Saanich Fair for delivery to the Fairgrounds.

Introduction to Loom Weaving

Introduction to Loom Weaving
October 21stto November 25th, 2018

Five Sunday afternoons (not November 11th) – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Number of Students: minimum 3, maximum 6

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

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 (approx. $20.00) may be required if you wish to have special yarn for your final project.

ANWG newsletter

ANWG newsletter is available online at northwestweavers.org

Particularly have a look at the new Members Gallery https://northwestweavers.org/gallery/– we are the FIRST guild to be featured with photos from this year’s Spin In. 🙂