June Guild Meeting and AGM – Tuesday, June 20, 7pm

Our last guild meeting before the summer break will be held on June 20th at 7pm. This meeting includes the Annual General Meeting with a review of the past year and the election of the Directors and Chairs for the upcoming year. After the meeting Ella Swan, a Guild scholarship recipient, will be talking about yarn construction and sharing samples from the workshop she took with Vanessa Bjerreskov.

The evening will finish with Show & Tell, a Free table, and a Stashbusting sale. The Library will be open.

Spin-Out 2023

This year’s Spin-In is called Spin-Out (because we will be spinning outside – rain or shine).

Where: Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Rd
Location in the park: red picnic tables area (see photo) close to the main public parking lot and beside the Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion
When: Sunday July 30th  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

No registration, and no registration fee. Just show up!

We will gather together in the beautiful Esquimalt Gorge Park. Bring your own brown-bag lunch, chair, hat, jacket/sweater and spinning wheel and enjoy some time spinning outside and visiting with other spinners.

* Lunch, water, tea and coffee and snacks will not be provided
* Vendors will not be present
* No kitchen facilities available

There’s lots of parking close by. You can sit in the sun or shade and washrooms are available for our use. If you need a break from spinning take a stroll in the Japanese Gardens.

Door Prizes? TBD

Questions? Contact: Janet Johnstone – see membership list for email address.

90th Anniversary Garment Challenge, Fashion Show and Tea

The Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild was formed on March 7, 1934, when a group of ten women met at the Women’s Institute to teach weaving: https://vhwsg.ca/about/guild-history/

In celebration of the Guild’s 90th anniversary, we will be holding a Garment Challenge, Fashion Show and Tea in May 2024. Guild members are encouraged to use their talents for spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, sewing, etc., to create garments. While we have not determined the venue for the event, our current plan is for models wearing the garments to circulate the room while attendees enjoy a Cream Team and admire the fashions and handwork. There will be awards and prizes!

We will be updating the website as more details are finalized. To contact the organizers, send an email to show@vhwsg.ca . Also, if you are interested in helping with the organization of this event, please let us know!

For more information and the Rules and Regulations see the 90th Anniversary page.

Guild Helpline

Helpline within the Guild –  gethelp@vhwsg.ca
The aim of the help line is  to help make connections between members easier. The challenge for many of us is what to do or who to talk to when we need help or support, want more information, have a question or problem. The help line provides one place for any member to make an initial contact with a guild member who can assist them.