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.

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

Location:

GOWARD HOUSE
2495 Arbutus Road Victoria BC



                   COME AND JOIN US  - FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING

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






Thursday, 7 March 2019

Drop Spindle Day - March Show & Tell


The Guild ended February with a fun 'drop spindle' day.  Diane Cross led the group in a demonstration of various spindle techniques.  




March Show & Tell

Jan B - Mohair Blanket
Judy - Popsicle Tea Towels


Helen's Silk Shawl


Rosalie's Stitching & Needle Felting


Suz baby blanket





Thursday, 7 February 2019

February at the Guild


DCWS participated in the 'Taste of Tulista' exhibition (Feb. 2-7) at the ArtSea Gallery in Sidney.  This show featured artists and groups that will be having an Exhibition at the Gallery in 2019.  We are pleased to be having our first (in a long while) show & sale - titled 
'Fibre Fantasia' - Sept. 27th -Oct. 3rd.

Sampling of our work for the 'Taste of Tulista' show
February's general meeting and 'Show & Tell' was a warm retreat from the wintery days.
There were some stunning items on display and good stories to be told about the creative process.




Cathy's handspun - knit blanket & supplies for next project
Jan's Tusah Silk Scarf


Helen's vest project and handspun with silk 

Anita's Towels

Suz explaining her sampling

Jan's  Sunset towels from Feb Handwoven










Alix's vest#1 from handspun
Judy's tea towels - ready for Texere
April 12-14 - Goward House Victoria