This meeting will 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 our members to submit their “Needle Arts” works into to a virtual display. Members are 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 (virtual) will be awarded to those that are chosen in each category.

  1. Participants must be members of the Victoria Handweavers & Spinners Guild, or their special invitees.
  2. 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 (see list of categories below).
  3. You may enter as many items as you wish. There will be a “door prize” (maybe two!) – a “ticket” will be added for each entry into the show and tell. Winning “ticket” will be drawn during the Guild Zoom meeting on the 17th.
  4. Items must have been created since the 2019 Saanich Fair.
  5. All submissions must be received by September 4, 2020 (email to ). 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).
  6. 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

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
Guild Meeting (Virtual) – September 17, 2020