An informal monthly gathering to allow members to meet, talk, work, share information, plan activities, and much more. There is no “business” involved in this activity. There is always an opportunity to bring your spinning wheel, knitting or other activity to work on as you visit with others doing the same. There will be special demonstrations or displays on some evenings when members offer to share their knowledge in a slightly more formal way.
The drop-in happens the last Tuesday of every month, except December, at 7:00-9:00pm at
Community Living Victoria, 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria
There is lots of parking. Enter through the front door, up the stairs.
This informal evening provides a chance to get questions answered. If you have equipment you don’t know how to use, materials you can’t identify or wonder how to use, have a pattern you don’t understand, this is the place to ask . (Members can also use our private Facebook group to ask questions.)
There will often be a theme for the evening in that we will invite members with particular skills to come to the Drop In to share their knowledge in an informal way. Others are invited to contribute their questions and/or answers. Special interest groups may also arrange to get together at the Drop In. Activities planned will be posted on the website calendar every month.
Drop In is also a good time to get to know other members in a casual environment. Non-members may find this an good time to become familiar with what we do in the Guild and consider joining. Join in to meet other members and share/improve your skills. Bring your spinning, knitting, baskets to work on. Bring your questions – we will all pitch in to help you answer them.
The following topics are being planned for 2019/20
October 29 Spinning — discussion and demonstration by members who attended Kim McKenna’s spinning workshop
8 pm– Dyers Interest group gets together to plan dye project challenge
November 26 Calculating sett for your handspun and sampling (Laura P)
There is no Drop In in December
January 30 Needle felting (Heather M)
Possible future topics>
Socks — samples, discussion
Making a warp, different techniques
Narrow band weaving — inkle loom, narrow warps, etc. (bring inkle loom from Guild)
Weaving rugs, saddle blankets, etc.
Patterns for garments, using handwoven fabric