Welcome to VCHSG
Founded in 1970, the Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the education and promotion of fiber arts, with a focus on weaving and spinning. With an active membership of over 70 members, the guild participates in community events and sponsors a variety of educational programs and workshops in a broad range of textile-related crafts.
Guild meetings are usually held the fourth Saturday of each month except November and December. Board meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with the general meeting following at 9:30 a.m. A fiber-related program is presented at each meeting, often with a workshop continuing through the afternoon. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (More information can be found here)
New and Updated:
- May meeting - Please join us Saturday, May 25, for our regular meeting and program "Weaving Double Weave" with Carl Friedlander. Details are on the Events page. Meetings are free and open to the public.
- Guild Challenge 2013 - Using a fiber skill - weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting, braiding, basketry, etc. - members will create a pillow or cushion, incorporating three colors (crayons) “picked from a hat.” Participants must use the three colors, but can add other colors to complete the finished item. Show and Tell will be at the June meeting.
- Demonstrations added - Guild members will be demonstrating at several events this year, including Living History Day, Stagecoach Inn Pioneer Days Jamboree, Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. Details on the Events page.