Welcome to the Guild’s Saanich Fair Fall Challenge! The ten categories chosen to represent the range of items usually in the fibre-related displays at the Fair are each displayed in a separate gallery below. Please enjoy the show! Makers of these items will have an opportunity to present and talk about their work at our September 17th meeting.

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Handspun skein from raw fibre, not less than 25 yards

Brenda - "Covid" Spin
Brenda - "Covid" Spin
Ella - Romney cross
Ella - Romney cross
JoAnne - Gotland
JoAnne - Gotland
Cora - Handspun alpaca/merino
Cora - Handspun alpaca/merino
Bobbie -- breed-specific handspun yarn
Bobbie -- breed-specific handspun yarn
Jill -- Merino and silk handspun
Jill -- Merino and silk handspun
Kassia -- Romney cross handspun
Kassia -- Romney cross handspun

Handspun skein, not less than 25 yards (commercially prepared fibre)

JoAnne - Alpaca/Silk/Corriedale
JoAnne - Alpaca/Silk/Corriedale
Diane - handspun skein
Diane - handspun skein
Glenda -- handspun skein with Southdown and Silk
Glenda -- handspun skein with Southdown and Silk
Glenda -- handspun skein Polwarth and Silk
Glenda -- handspun skein Polwarth and Silk
Michelle -- handspun skein
Michelle -- handspun skein
Helen -- silk skein
Helen -- silk skein
Glenda -- handspun skein with BFL and silk
Glenda -- handspun skein with BFL and silk

Knitted or crocheted article of clothing, from handspun skein

Glenda - Cowl
Glenda - Cowl
Glenda - Shawl
Glenda - Shawl
Glenda - Shawl
Glenda - Shawl
Glenda - Socks
Glenda - Socks
Helen - shawl
Helen - shawl
JoAnne - Cardigan
JoAnne - Cardigan
Johanne & Helen - vest
Johanne & Helen - vest
Johanne - shawl
Johanne - shawl
Johanne - man's vest
Johanne - man's vest
Maureen - Sweater
Maureen - Sweater
Brenda - Cardigan
Brenda - Cardigan
Cora - knitted shawl
Cora - knitted shawl
Diane - baby hats
Diane - baby hats
Glenda -- scarf/shawl
Glenda -- scarf/shawl
Glenda - Hat
Glenda - Hat
Janet -- mobius scarf
Janet -- mobius scarf
Janet -- mobius scarf
Janet -- mobius scarf
Glenda -- blue socks
Glenda -- blue socks
Michelle -- fingerless mitts
Michelle -- fingerless mitts
Sophie -- handdyed, spun and knitted shawl
Sophie -- handdyed, spun and knitted shawl
Jill -- tea cozy
Jill -- tea cozy
Marilyn -- knitted garment
Marilyn -- knitted garment

Needle felted article

Donna - Needle-felted gnome
Donna - Needle-felted gnome
Trish -- St. Brigid's Cloak
Trish -- St. Brigid's Cloak
Trish -- Viking Expedition
Trish -- Viking Expedition

Wet felted article

Donna - dryer ball
Donna - dryer ball
Kassia - Garland
Kassia - Garland
Janet -- wet felted hearts in the window
Janet -- wet felted hearts in the window
Bobbie -- wet felted picture
Bobbie -- wet felted picture
Bobbie -- Wet felted Picture
Bobbie -- Wet felted Picture

Weaving, clothing article, any size (e.g, scarves, shawls, jackets, etc.)

Sharon -- Bathrobe
Sharon -- Bathrobe
Cora - woven shawl
Cora - woven shawl
Donna - shawl
Donna - shawl
Helen - vest
Helen - vest
Jennifer - Tartan Scarf
Jennifer - Tartan Scarf
Jennifer - Scarf
Jennifer - Scarf
Laura -- silk scarf
Laura -- silk scarf
Gail -- Shawl
Gail -- Shawl
Sharon - Double weave scarf
Sharon - Double weave scarf
Jennifer - DDW scarf
Jennifer - DDW scarf
Jennifer - deflected double weave scarf
Jennifer - deflected double weave scarf

Weaving, non-clothing article (e.g, towels, placemats, rugs)

Ella - Placemats
Ella - Placemats
Helen - placemats
Helen - placemats
JoAnne - Tea towel
JoAnne - Tea towel
Brenda -- rug
Brenda -- rug
Cora - blanket 1
Cora - blanket 1
Cora - blanket 2
Cora - blanket 2
Cora - messenger bag
Cora - messenger bag
Donna - rug
Donna - rug
Bobbie -- tea towels
Bobbie -- tea towels
Lee -- blanket
Lee -- blanket
Caroline -- linen dishcloth
Caroline -- linen dishcloth
Caroline -- napkins
Caroline -- napkins
Alix -- baby blankets
Alix -- baby blankets
Laura -- small bag
Laura -- small bag
Sharon - boucle towel
Sharon - boucle towel
Sharon -- plain weave towel
Sharon -- plain weave towel
Jennifer - Baby Blanket
Jennifer - Baby Blanket
Jennifer - Blanket 2
Jennifer - Blanket 2
Jennifer- Blanket 1
Jennifer- Blanket 1
Sharon -- Turned twill towel
Sharon -- Turned twill towel

Handwoven basket

Johanne - hat
Johanne - hat
Helen - basket
Helen - basket
Johanne - shopping basket
Johanne - shopping basket
Sharon -- basket
Sharon -- basket

Tapestry, any size

Carmella - Orca Fin Tapestry
Carmella - Orca Fin Tapestry
Carmella - Sunset Tapestry
Carmella - Sunset Tapestry
Carmella - Boho Tapestry
Carmella - Boho Tapestry
Michelle E -- tapestry
Michelle E -- tapestry
Kassia -- Tapestry
Kassia -- Tapestry

Any other wool/fibre art article not listed

Donna - carpet bag
Donna - carpet bag
Helen - bag
Helen - bag
Maureen - First Weaving
Maureen - First Weaving
Brenda - Slippers
Brenda - Slippers
Sharon -- Pattern weights
Sharon -- Pattern weights
Lee -- knitted doll
Lee -- knitted doll
Sophie -- handspun and crocheted flowers
Sophie -- handspun and crocheted flowers
Linda -- Tree of Life Mandala
Linda -- Tree of Life Mandala