June Guild Meeting and AGM

Everyone should now have received their ballots for voting on the three motions for the AGM. The messages will have come from the address vote@vhwsg.ca

If you are a guild member and have not received your ballot, please first check your junk mail folder, and then contact website@vhwsg.ca to get your ballots. Ballots must be received by midnight June 24, 2021 (Thursday evening). Votes will be counted on Friday and the results will be announced by email.

Our combined regular meeting and AGM is on June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Your zoom invitation will be sent by email on June 16. See page 5 of the newsletter for details about the AGM.

This will be the last regular meeting prior to the two-month summer hiatus. (Please note that Drop-ins will continue over the summer.)

Wear something you have created during the last year and join us on Zoom to share virtual coffee, cookies, wine, and chat after the meeting. We will set up some breakout rooms for small groups to meet and visit. Traditionally this meeting is also an opportunity for “stash busting”, but this year we are doing this virtually. You will receive the list of items by email on June 14.

Workshop – Linda Hartshorn – Weaving in a Parallel Universe

We are planning a workshop in February 2022 with Linda Hartshorn – Weaving in a Parallel Universe. The workshop will be virtual on Zoom and will accommodate up to 20 people.

For reference only, we are hoping to keep the cost under $200/person but it will depend on the number of people signing up.

For more information on the workshop, please see Linda’s website: Workshops in Weaving and Dyeing | Linda Hartshorn.  If you are interested in the workshop, please fill out the workshop form and email it to workshops@vhwsg.ca.


Virtual Sheep to Shawl – Registration deadline June 30

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.

Two spots left!

We have now posted some of the prizes that will be awarded. Read on for more details and required registration.