The Victoria Weavers’ Guild began in April 1934 when ten women gathered to hold a weaving class at the Women’s Institute. It was the first guild of its kind in Canada and is now one of the oldest. Read more about the Guild’s history.

The purpose of the Victoria Handweavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is to:

  • to encourage and promote excellence in the arts of handweaving and spinning.
  • to foster personal growth through the sharing of ideas and knowledge within the membership.
  • to develop, in the community at large, a finer appreciation and understanding of the techniques, creativity, and beauty of handweaving and spinning.

Executive Members are elected annually by the membership. Monthly, we hold a business meeting and a separate social drop-in evening.

The Guild is a BC registered non-profit society and operates in accordance with its Constitution and Rules & Regulations.

The guild colours are Violet, Heliotrope, White, Silver, and Green.