Fibrations is back!

SEE YOU ALL SUNDAY for Fibrations – fun, fibre and friends 🙂

We are excited to announce that Fibrations will be happening again this year!!  COVID precautions will be in place. Free Event!  But bring your Twooniees to support the raffle 🙂

September 19, 2021.   Fairfield Community Center, 1330 Fairfield Road  More info:  www.kbnfibres.ca/fibrations

The guild is planning on having a presence and we need volunteers.
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Saanich Fair Challenge – Voting has closed

Guild members have received a link to Thursday’s presentation by email. If you have not received your link (first check your spam folder and then) contact zoom@vhwsg.ca

Visit the Saanich Fair Challenge 2021 to see all the wonderful creations!

Voting has closed – the ribbons have been placed. Hope to see everyone at the Zoom meeting tonight to talk with the creators of all of these wonderful items. We will also see all of the Shawls created by the Virtual Sheep to Shawl teams over the summer.

Here is the link to the show:  vhwsg.ca/activities/show-tell/2021-saanich-fair-challenge/

Special Presentation – Louie Garcia – September 30, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Indigenous Pueblo Textiles

Louie Garcia is a Tiwa/Piro Pueblo fiber artist from Socorro del Sur Pueblo just south of what is today the city of El Paso in Texas, USA.

Traditionally, spinning and weaving among the early Pueblos was the realm of men.  Louie, like many Pueblo weavers, began learning the foundation of the Pueblo weaving tradition at an early age from his grandfather, and he actively works to revive ancient and long forgotten techniques.

He cultivates heirloom Pueblo cotton for use in some of his work and uses various natural dyes including indigo and varieties of native plant dyes such as juniper root bark and tannin/iron dyes.

Louie has always been fascinated by the beauty and simplicity embodied in the many textiles that make up traditional Pueblo clothing.  He explains that all aspects of Pueblo life are reflected in the clothing as the textiles themselves serve as milestone markers in one’s life on this Earth as well as in the spirit world, after we leave this world.

Guild Helpline

Helpline within the Guild – July 2021 (gethelp@vhwsg.ca )
We are initiating a resource helpline. The aim 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.

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“Weaving in a Parallel Universe” Workshop with Linda Hartshorn (Jan/Feb 2022)

We will be offering this Zoom workshop by Linda Hartshorn on Jan 29, Feb 5 & 6th 2022.

Deadline for registration is November 15, 2021.

The workshop runs 2 1/2 days. On the full days lectures are 3 times a day, usually 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm our time. The 4 pm is a review and sharing of the student’s work. The last day is one lecture at 10 am usually.

Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Cost: Final cost is yet to be determined and the number of participants will help determine that. Linda is willing to have up to 20 people signed up. We are aiming to keep the cost below $200 (as a reference only). Method of payment will most likely be cheque sent to the Guild mailing address.

Material List:

Floor or table loom, 8 or more shafts, in good working order. Loom will be pre-warped according to instructions. Two boat shuttles with bobbins, scissors, weft yarn in a variety of colors and weights, tape measure. Pen, pencil and paper for notetaking and drafting exercises. Computer, internet access and Zoom capability.

Those interested in this workshop can fill out the Workshop Registration form and email a pdf me workshops@vhwsg.ca.