People’s Choice Award – Fashion Show

We are now ready to open voting for the People’s Choice Award in the 90th Anniversary Fashion Show. Voting is open until 5 pm on May 17. Results will be announced at the guild meeting on May 21. See all of the items from the show and vote for your favorite!

People’s Choice for the 90th Anniversary Fashion Show

May Guild Meeting – May 21, 7pm

This is a Show & Tell meeting to enjoy seeing the garments from the Fashion Show and all the other items everyone brings to share. There will be NO Zoom meeting – come out in person to enjoy looking at everyone’s creations.

Doors open at 6:30 so you can peruse

  • the Free Table (items brought by guild members to be taken home by others without charge),
  • the Library (full members can sign out books and or magazines for a month or until the next meeting) and
  • items brought for the ‘Show and Tell’ table.

The business meeting will begin at 7 pm.

September 2024 meeting Challenge

We challenge to you make a tea towel or mug rug to match your favourite cup or mug.   Please be ready to display your item with the cup or mug at the Guild meeting on September 17 th.  (Hint: This can be after they have been entered into the Saanich Fair.)   There will be prizes!

90th Anniversary Garment Challenge, Fashion Show and Tea

The Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild was formed on March 7, 1934, when a group of ten women met at the Women’s Institute to teach weaving: (https://vhwsg.ca/about/guild-history/)

In celebration of the Guild’s 90th anniversary, we are holding a Garment Challenge, Fashion Show and Tea on May 5, 2024, starting at 1:00 pm. The event will be held at the Victoria Scottish Community Centre at 1803 Admirals Road. Parking is limited so car-pooling or public transportation is encouraged. Please approach from the Gorge Road area for easy access to the parking lot.

While waiting for the Fashion Show to begin, you’ll be enjoying a light and lovely tea and visiting with members and guests.

We have 24 entries for the Fashion Show which will be reviewed by independent judges on April 10, 2024. We have many awards and prizes which the judges will determine.

We are still looking for a volunteer (or two) to help the models with dressing and stying the garments so they look their best. An excellent opportunity to have a good look at the workmanship of the entries. Please send an email to show@vhwsg.ca if you are interested. We’d love to have your help!

Registration to attend the Fashion Show on May 5 is now closed.

Watch here for the People’s Choice voting which will be available in the week AFTER the Show.

See also the FAQ page

Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Learn the vocabulary and basic skills of making your own fabric on a 4-shaft loom.   The instructors will lead you through making a warp and dressing a loom as well as weaving techniques and planning a project.   No experience or equipment is required, but if you have your own loom, please let the instructor examine it before class.    An extra materials fee may be required for your final project.

September 21st, (not October 12th) to October 26th, 2024

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Guild Helpline

Helpline within the Guild –  gethelp@vhwsg.ca
The aim of the help line 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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