VHWSG Organized Workshops

We welcome everyone to participate in our workshops.

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

VHWSG members pay the member’s fee as listed in the course description.

Non-members can either pay the non-member’s fee or submit a VHWSG membership fee, the membership form and the regular member’s class fee all at the same time.   If you submit the membership fee, you will receive all the other Guild benefits in addition to the workshop.

Workshop fees are non-refundable but fees will be returned if the class is full by the time your registration is received.  Depending upon how often the class is offered there may be a waiting list maintained for the next session.

If you have any questions, contact workshops@vhwsg.ca

Upcoming Workshops

Willow Weaving 2


May 26 and 27, 2018

Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to 3:30 pm

Number of Students: minimum 3, maximum 10

For those who have completed Willow Weaving I or who have some experience with basket weaving, Johanne Byskov will lead you in a two-day workshop to create a large willow basket, incorporating more advanced weaving patterns.  Materials will be supplied. Please bring clippers and your lunch.

Cost: $75 for Guild members, $135 for non-members

To register visit http://vhwsg.ca/activities/workshops/



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