The following workshops have been offered over the past few years.


Overshot and its Blocks and Rules

Learn to read an overshot draft. Learn about profile drafts. Learn about blocks as they are the foundation to all weaving structures. There will be 4 samples of Overshot to weave. The looms are a variety of floor looms. They will be warped and ready for you. This is the first time I am offering the course, I am expecting it to be 5 weeks with 4 hours class time each week. Sunday afternoon starting September 9 th. I will have space for 4 students. The prerequisite for the class would be a beginners weaving class and you should be able to read a simple draft. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by email. kathready@shaw.ca or phone 250-415-6547.
When: Five weeks beginning Sunday, September 9 afternoon, 4 hours.
Cost: $175 Guild members/ $200 non-members / Materials fee $20

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:

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

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.

Thursday May 3 and Wednesday May 16, 7 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $75
Class size: maximum 3 people

To register visit vhwsg.ca/activities/workshops/

Your registration is not complete until your cheque has been received by the Workshops Chair.

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/

 

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

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

Beginning Spindle Spinning Workshop – November 8 & 22

Two meetings, 2.5 hours total. In the first meeting, 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 meetings. In the second, we will learn about plying on your spindle and finishing yarns for knitting or weav- ing. You may bring your own spindle or borrow one for the duration of the class. Spinning fibre provided. Class will be held at instructor Sarah Thornton’s house near UVic.

Contact workshops@vhwsg.ca for more information. Registration information.

Tuesday Nov 8, 7-8:30pm and Tuesday Nov 22, 7-8pm Fee: $60 members, $70 non-members
Class size: maximum 3 people

Introduction to Loom Weaving

October 2 to 30, 2016
Five Sunday afternoons – 1:00 pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $200.00 for Guild members, $250.00 for non-members

Number of Students: minimum 4, 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 materials for your final project

Dress a Loom Class

September 25, 2016 (one day)
10:00 to 5:00 (Bring your own lunch)

Class fee: $60.00
Number of Students: minimum 4
Join guild member Brenda in Cathy & Tracy’s lovely weaving studio in Central Saanich to warp a loom. This class is set up to have students participate in all parts of the process of warping a 4-shaft loom from back to front. This is a great introduction to the processes needed to set up a loom for weaving, and will give students the techniques needed to warp their own looms or decide whether they wish to continue with weaving.