April Guild Meeting – John Hetts, Mongolia – April 15, 7pm

All members will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting by email. We will welcome members from 6:30 pm with the business meeting at 7pm.

Following the business meeting, there will be a presentation by Jon Hetts with ULA+LIA. Jon Hetts is the force behind ULA + LIA, a Mongolian fibre endeavour (ulaandlia.com) that integrates the world of the animal herders with the processing of the fibre and the creation of yarn and textiles in Ulaanbaatar (capitol of Mongolia), and the eventual sale in country and worldwide. His presentation will provide background into the lives of the Mongolian people who work with the animals – goats (cashmere), yaks, camels and sheep –, how the fibre is collected and processed, etc. and how he came to be involved in this enterprise in this part of the world. There will be lots of photographs!

Virtual Sheep to Shawl – Registration opens April 1

We missed the Saanich Fair Sheep to Shawl demonstration last year, so the idea of a virtual Sheep to Shawl was born! This event is supported by the VHWSG but is open to all spinners on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and the Islands in between.

A “Sheep to Shawl” is an event at which spinners begin with a newly shorn and skirted fleece and end up with a finished shawl! Loads of fun to work with a team – together or apart. A Visual Record of the project is a new part of the fun. Registration is limited to 10 teams. Registration opens April 1, ends July 1st. Shawls must be received by the judges by August 31st, 2021. This will be a summer project, beginning in May when the sheep are shorn to be completed by August 31 – all fleeces raised on Vancouver Island.

Read on for more details and required registration.


March Guild Meeting – March 18, 7pm

The recording of the March meeeting is now online — check your email for the link! Contact programs@vhwsg.ca if you are a guild member and did not receive the link by email.

ALSO – The Flax to Linen presentation from our February meeeting is available at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLOPCAJKeLE.

Start taking your photos – finished or ongoing projects welcome! Don’t forget to SEND AN EMAIL to programs@vhwsg.ca no later than March 13 (Saturday) to let us know you want to show your work.

Business meeting begins at 7 pm. We will welcome everyone to the Zoom meeting starting at 6:30pm.

The main event is a Show & Tell!!!

If you want to share your recent works-in-progress, activities and/or creations, send an email
to programs@vhwsg.ca no later than March 13 (Saturday) with the subject line MARCH SHOW ‘n’ TELL — Include some information about what you would like to share, how you would like to present it (share screen, etc) so that the session can be organized. Members may display their own photos (sharing their screen), show the “real item” through their computer video or have one of the “Zoom team” display their photos. Just let us know which suits you best.

Don’t have anything to share? Come and view what others have done!