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


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.