Spin-In 2020 is just a round the corner! This event is organized by the Guild to bring together spinners and fibre producers for a day of spinning, conversation and inspiration. Mark Saturday February 22, on your calendar, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Both Guild and non-Guild spinners are welcome and knitters are welcome too.

Registration is now open! 

To register for Spin-In 2020, click the yellow button below. The site takes credit cards and PayPal. Registration is $20.00. If you register a friend, please email your friend’s name to spinin@vhwsg.ca.

Click here to register

The Guild is using the Eventbrite registration system for all Spin-In 2020 registration. If you experience difficulties, please email spinin@vhwsg.ca.  A limited number of cash-sale tickets will also be available on the day at the site. Please bring exact change. Registration closes on February 16th.

This year the Spin-In will held at the Salvation Army Victoria Citadel at 4030 Douglas Street,  Victoria, just off the Pat Bay Highway. There is ample free parking.

As usual, bring your lunch and a mug as well as your wheel and fibre. There will be coffee, tea, and snacks, Sam Talks, a used book and equipment sale, a Show But No Tell table and great vendors.

Sam Talks
We have two Sam Talks to present at the Spin-In.

A Helpful Plying Method  11:00 am in the multi-purpose room. (With permission from Kim McKenna)
This plying method, developed by Kim McKenna, keeps your tension and tangling under control while you ply. There will be a few handouts available. Cora Timothy will demonstrate the technique.

Sheep Breeds and Their Fleeces 2:00 pm in the multi-purpose room.
Holly Vickers has a great presentation on breeds and the characteristics of their fleeces. We all know about Merino, Blue-Faced Leicester and Romney, but there’s so much more for spinners to explore.

Used Book Sale and Equipment Sale
Sell those fibre-related books you don’t use anymore. The books should be in reasonable condition and you should come with a price in mind. Visit the folks at the used book table in the multi-purpose room and they will explain everything. You will need to take your books home again if they do not sell.

You are welcome to bring any fibre-related equipment you wish to sell from hand cards to a loom. Please label your equipment(s) for sale with the price and your name and drop it off in the sales area in the multi-purpose room. Anyone wishing to purchase your equipment will find you and negotiate with you. Please take your unsold equipment home with you at the end of the day.

Show But No Tell Table
Bring your beautiful handmade articles to share with other spinners. From skeins to finished articles, they are all welcome. Please label your articles with your name so others can find you if they have questions or want to congratulate you on a fine job–or in case you forget to collect your work at the end of the day. We want to be sure it gets back to you.

1. Endless Roving
2. Knotty by Nature
3. Spirit Song
4. Cool Cat Fibreworks
5. Pender Island Farms
6. Buttons, Bits and Batts
7. Jill’s Fibres
8. illitilli Angora