Our program committee has been working hard to find the way forward in this time of physical distancing and have come up with some terrific ideas. Here is the first, a plan for September.

September Meeting (September 17, 2020)

This meeting will, it is assumed, be held online through Zoom. Details for accessing the meeting will be distributed in September.

Since the Saanich Fair has been cancelled, we providing a way for people to submit their “Needle Arts” works into to a virtual display. Everyone is welcome to enter as many items as they like. Judging will be based on People’s Choice voting, with ten different categories (see list below). Ribbons will be awarded to those that are chosen in each category.

Each submission must consist of a colour photograph of the finished project, with a description of the materials used and the category for which it is being submitted. The item must have been created since the 2019 Saanich Fair. All submissions must be received by September 4, 2020 (email to programs@vhwsg.ca ). Please put Saanich Fair Challenge in the subject line. The photos will be displayed on the website. Members will vote using the same system we used for the Emily Carr Challenge (click on “Like” of the preferred entry) . Announcement of the winners will occur during the Guild Zoom meeting on the 17th and the winning entries will be listed on the website. If you have questions concerning the competition, please send them to programs@vhwsg.ca.

Categories for the Saanich Fair Challenge:

  1. Handspun skein from raw fibre, not less than 25 yards
  2. Handspun skein, not less than 25 yards (commercially prepared fibre)
  3. Knitted or crocheted article of clothing, from handspun skein
  4. Needle felted article
  5. Wet felted article
  6. Weaving, clothing article, any size (e.g, scarves, shawls, jackets, etc.)
  7. Weaving, non-clothing article (e.g, towels, placemats, rugs)
  8. Handwoven basket
  9. Tapestry, any size
  10. Any other wool/fibre art article not listed
Programs – we are finding ways! The Saanich Fair Challenge