Guild Drop-In – Special Presentations – January 25, 7pm

This month’s drop-in will include presentations by two members who received Guild scholarships for courses they completed in the Fall. The drop-in will start at the usual time of 7:00 p.m., with the presentations starting at approximately 7:10. We ask members to please be on time for this special event.

Jill Yelland-DeMooy completed an in-person weaving course for beginners with Brenda Nicholson. She will discuss what she learned from the course, provide examples of what she has woven since taking the course and how she hopes to use her new skills.

Bronwyn Zozula completed an online course on overshot departures with Janet Dawson. She describes the course as “an in depth look at the numerous ways one can alter an overshot threading to masquerade as different weave structures”. She feels that it made her much more aware of what is possible with a four-shaft loom.

There will be plenty of time after the presentations for asking questions or discussing your work.

January Guild Meeting – Joan Ruane – January 20, 6:30pm

Joan Ruane will be out featured speaker.  Joan is a renowned instructor of spinning specializing in cotton and hemp. She will be presenting on the history and current use of Cannabis sativa (hemp) as a fibre.  Joan’s website is https://www.cottonspinning.com/hemp.html

Guild members will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting by email in advance of the meeting. Visitors wishing to join the meeting can request an invitation from programs@vhwsg.ca

2022 Farm to Fashion Challenge

As an alternate to the judged ‘Sheep to Shawl’, this year we challenge you to a Farm to Fashion project. Our focus is to connect people with local fibre sources, to show and share the progress and end result of a project, have fun with a challenge, and possibly record the results for posterity.

Ideally, entries should have been created within the last year/ since Fibrations (Sept 25th, 2021) The challenge is open to crafts people on Vancouver & Gulf Islands, Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast – no need to be members of the VHWSG.

We hope to  connect crafts people and local fibre sources (What is in your fibre shed?), to encourage you to push your boundaries from what you know and to promote community building and teamwork.

Full details:  Farm to Fashion Challenge

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.

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: Cost for non-Guild members will be $200 (does not include supplies). Currently there are 6 spaces open.

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.