2022 Spin-Out
his 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 new Esquimalt Gorge Pavilion
When: Sunday August 7, 2022 from 11:00 am to 3:00 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.

AND there will be “door” prizes with thanks to the following – for their donations

Questions? Contact: Janet janbar@shaw.ca or Sharron brimill@telus.net

Workshop: Introduction to Weave Structures

September 18 – October 23, 2022  Five Sunday afternoons (not the 9th which is Thanksgiving) – 1:00 pm to 5:00pm

Maximum Number of Students: 6

Cost: Members $320.00 Non-members $360.00

Workshop registration form and payment information is available on the Victoria Handweavers’ and Spinners’ Guild web site: vhwsg.ca

This class will introduce students to various weave structures.  Any one of these could be an in-depth class of its own, but here you will get a taste of different structures, looms, and fibres.  This will be a ‘round robin’ class: each student will receive a warp and details for threading your loom at home before coming to class.  The looms will be taken to (and left at) the studio for the duration of the class so students will be able to work on each one. Students, please indicate which structure you wish to put on your loom.

1. M’s and O’s
2. Bronson Lace
3. Swedish Lace
4. Summer & Winter
5. Crackle
6. Overshot

Workshop looms are available from the Guild to guild members if you don’t have your own to bring to class.

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.