Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Welcome Back for 2019-2020

The DCWS Guild held their first meeting after the summer break.  There was a good number of returning members and we encourage anyone wishing to join to drop in and meet the group.  Meetings are Tuesday mornings from 10 - Noon at the Shoal Centre in Sidney.  No fee for an initial drop in - annual membership is $65 per year.

Members were still enthusiastic from participating at the Saanich Fall Fair as was evident with the ribbons on our show & tell table.

We had a lively discussion on our upcoming Show & Sale - 'Fibre Fantasia' will be on at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney.  September 27 - October 3rd.  Open from 10am to 4pm.
Demonstrations will be happening throughout the show.

Show & Tell 

Johanne with multiple ribbons
Elaine's Handspun / Hand Dyed Blanket/Wrap

Johanne's basket - top awards
Anita's Tea Towels

Heidi's Luxurious Silk Scarves
Jan B - Double Weave Block Placemants

Cathy's Handspun / knit Throw

Dave had a lot of fun with kids at the Fair ...... 
Dave's demo project - woven by many little hands

More from the Fall Fair

Alix spinning for the Sheep to Shawl
Johanne's 'knit one below' vest

Trudy gets top prize for tea towel

Judy Moores wins a rosette

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Summer Guild Activies

We are nearing the end of summer break and gearing up for the Fall season at the Guild.
Many of us are finalizing our entries for the Saanich Fall Fair and preparing items for our Show & Sale and the end of September.
Members of the DCWS Guild will be at the Saanich Fall Fair on Sunday, September 1st.  Outside the needlework building.  Drop by and see what we are up to!

A group of spinners gather at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney on Tuesday mornings 10 - noon.  All are welcome to join in - bring another project if you don't spin or just come by and get caught up with some Guild members.

DCWS will be featured in the upcoming SeaSide magazine (September Issue)- highlighting our "Fibre Fantasia" show & sale - September 27 - October 3rd.

Our first regular meeting will be September 10th - at the Shoal Centre.  New members welcome.
Dues for 2019 - 2020 remain at $65 for the year.

Enjoy the rest of the summer break.  See you in September.

                              Upcoming - Get your Fibre Fix
August 18   - FIBRATIONS   - Outdoor fibre craft show
                    1330 Fairfield Rd - Victoria

Thursday, 6 June 2019

AGM June Meeting

The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners held their AGM on June 4th and the following members have agreed to serve as the Executive for the 2019-2020 year.

President - Anita Salmon
Vice President - VACANT
Past President - Judy Moores
Treasurer - Alix Lines
Secretary - Elizabeth Dillon
Librarian - VACANT
Programs - Lynda Cavens & Cathy Schuetze
Membership - Suz Labreche
Website - Communications - Jan Ball

We will not be meeting over the summer months, but will hold our informal 'Spinning Group' meetings outside the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney on Tuesday mornings.  Everyone is welcome to come by and spin, knit or just visit in this great location.
Regular meetings will resume at the Shoal Centre on September 10th.
Members will be working hard over the summer in preparation for:
'Fibre Fantasia'  - DCWS Show & Sale  at ArtSea Gallery on September 27- October 3rd.

The following are some items from the Show & Tell at our June meeting.  Have a great summer, happy weaving, spinning, knitting and all things fibre!

Show & Tell from June meeting:

Avis Caddell - locker hooking

Heidi - Lacy Shawl - from handspun

JoAnne's Handspun Yarn
Lovely Scarves

Anita's  Rep Weave Sample

Elaine's Table Runner
Eileen's Place Matts

Yes they are all the same size!

A muddle of silk

A little patience and a silk scarf is made

Friday, 17 May 2019

May 2019 Joint Meeting: DCWS & VHWSG

Tuesday, May 17th  - annual joint meeting between Deep Cove Weavers & Spinners Guild and the Victoria Handweavers & Spinners Guild.  This year the meeting was hosted by the Deep Cove Weavers & Spinners Guild and held at the Central Saanich Seniors Centre in Brentwood Bay.  About 50 guild members gathered for an opportunity to chat, make new friends and enjoy the company of people with a common interest.  FIBRE - our all consuming passion!!  The highlight of the evening - the challenge: WATER:  A Resource & Inspiration.  Participants took turns explaining how their work was inspired and related to the challenge theme.  Members then voted and prizes were awarded to the  peoples choices.

Eileen's Tea Towel Story

Judy - Whale Card

Johanne's gorgeous vest
Jennifer's Blanket
Rosalie - Delicate Starfish

Bobbie's Wet Felting

Anita - PickUP work

Laura - Natural Plant Dyes 
Glenda Sedgwick - Shawl - 4th Prize

Dave Caddell - Wave Rug - 1st Prize

Rosalie Williams -Felted & Stitched Pictures - 2nd Prize
Prairie Escallier - Tapestry - 3rd Prize

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Texere - a fibre arts show & sale

Texere,  a Fibre Arts show & sale by the Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild this past weekend was a great success.  Those of us that volunteered were amazed at how many people came by to admire the work and support local Artisans.   Here is a sampling of the great work on display.  The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners Guild will be having a show & sale this coming September.  So if you missed Texere, you will have another chance to see some amazing Fibre Arts.  'Fibre Fantasia' will be showing at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney, BC  Sept. 27- Oct. 3rd.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

TEXERE APRIL 12 - 14 2019

Presented by the Victoria Handweavers & Spinners Guild

Friday April 12: 5pm-8pm     -      OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday April 13:  10am-5pm

Sunday April 14:     10am - 4pm


2495 Arbutus Road Victoria BC


Friday, 22 March 2019

Iceland and the Shetlands

The DCWS guild was pleased to have Lori Sather give a talk on her recent trip to Iceland and the Shetlands. Lori presented a slide show of the amazing scenery the countries have to offer as well as the lovely yarn experiences.  The trip was a knitting group tour and Lori brought along her samples; yarn and some knitted items for the group to see and of course touch a little.  We were all delighted to hear about her adventure and could tell she really enjoyed reliving the experience.

Lori demonstrating a knitting belt