VHWSG Organized Workshops

Interested in a workshop? Contact workshops@vhwsg.ca

To register, send a workshop registration form and a cheque or money order for the class fee payable to Victoria Handweavers & Spinners Guild by post to:

Victoria Handweavers’ and Spinners’ Guild
University Heights RPO Box 31125
Victoria, BC, Canada   V8N 6J3

Workshop fees are non-refundable but may be transferred if there is a waiting list.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Loom Weaving – October 2017 – FULL

This workshop is now full but we are keeping a waiting list. Please email workshops@vhwsg.ca if you would like to be added to the list.

October 15th to November 12th, 2017
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


Check out workshops offered in the past few years.

Contact workshops@vhwsg.ca with your suggestions for future workshops.


Introduction to Spinning

Spinning classes offered periodically. Please contact workshops@vhwsg.ca to determine dates. Students should have a wheel (either their own or borrowe. Note to Guild members – the Guild has spinning wheels that may be borrowed). Spinning fibre (roving) can be purchased in small amounts from the instructor or students may bring their own. They should discuss with the instructor the type of fibre they are bringing as not all are appropriate for beginning spinners. There will be discussion about types of wheels, ergonomics, fibre preparation. Skills taught will include drafting, spinning short draw, and plying. Other topics may be discussed as brought up by students in the class. Maximum four students per class. Classes are four hours (usually a little more) in two separate sessions giving students time to do ‘homework’ after the first session and before the second session. Cost: $60

Other workshops of interest to Guild members:

If you are interested in listing your workshop on this page, please contact workshops@vhwsg.ca


Loom Weaving on Salt Spring Island  –  with Jane Stafford – workshops and retreats

Loom Weaving at Leola’s Studio – individual mentoring and group workshops (Duncan, B.C.)

Saori Weaving  –  with Terry Bibby. Salt Spring Island & Brentwood Bay

Knotty By Nature – workshops in weaving, spinning, felting, knitting and more.


Felting/Surface Design

Salt Spring Fiber Adventures – Laurie Steffler, Salt Spring Island


Salish Fusion Knitting  –  Salish Fusion Knitting with Sylvia Olsen