Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild


Welcome | Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild

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Welcome to VCHSG

Founded in 1970, the Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild is an all volunteer non-profit 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., coffee & goodies at 9:00 a.m., the general meeting following at 9:30 a.m, and Show & Tell at 10:00 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.

Meetings - Please join us for our next meeting. Our meeting space - Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living - 340 Mobil Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010. Our meeting and morning programs are free.

2018 Meeting, Presentation and Workshop schedule below.

    • 06/23/2018 02:52 PM
      06/23/2018 02:52 PM

      VCHSG Meeting

      With Workshops
      location_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Presentation Segment -

      We'll discuss the incredible characteristics of Sheep's wool; ranging from fine Merino to Karakul. Also we'll discuss the value of different wool types and where each fiber shines in usage and final product. Examples of fleece/ yarn of different breeds will be shared. DVD viewing of Judith Mackenzie's The Evolution of Wool (
      if time permits).
      Workshop Segments -

      Spinning Art Yarns w/
      Elizabeth Souza:
      Fee: $30.00 + $15.00 materials
      Limit is 12 - Guild wheels will be available.

      Managing & Preventing Pain from Repetitive Movements:
      Fee: $15.00
      Rev. Grace will conduct a workshop in how to identify, prevent and treat what we do to our bodies as we spin and/or weave.

    • 07/28/2018 02:52 PM
      07/28/2018 02:52 PM

      VCHSG Meeting

      Workshop w/ Deb Jarchow
      location_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Deb Jarchow 2-Day Weekend Workshop: Weaving a Poncho on a Rigid Heddle Loom.
      Deb's Studio a SCIART Saturday, 7/28 1:00-5:00 pm and Sunday, 7/29 9:30 am-4:00 pm
      Limit 12 participants / Fee: $150.00 Guild Member, $175.00 non-members
    • 08/25/2018 02:52 PM
      08/25/2018 02:52 PM

      VCHSG Meeting

      Ventura Fair Wrap Up
      location_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 09/22/2018 01:43 PM
      09/22/2018 01:43 PM

      VCHSG Meeting

      Workshop w/Sarah Jackson
      location_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Workshop with Sarah Jackson

      Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 Pm / Color Confidence: Students will gain a greater understanding of how colors interact in woven cloth.

      Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:00 Pm / Program pending