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.
2018 Meeting, Presentation and Workshop schedule below.
06/23/2018 02:52 PM
VCHSG MeetingWith Workshopslocation_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMPresentation 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:
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
VCHSG MeetingWorkshop w/ Deb Jarchowlocation_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMDeb Jarchow 2-Day Weekend Workshop: Weaving a Poncho on a Rigid Heddle Loom.
Location: 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
VCHSG MeetingVentura Fair Wrap Uplocation_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
09/22/2018 01:43 PM
VCHSG MeetingWorkshop w/Sarah Jacksonlocation_on 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo, CA access_time 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM