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Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Meetings & Events
Guild meetings are usually held the fourth Saturday of each month, except November and December. Board meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a general meeting at 9:30, and fiber-related program from 11:00 to noon. Meetings are held at the Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. The morning meeting and program are free, and visitors are welcome.

Workshops
The Guild offers workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. These workshops are open to members and non-members; registration and payment of workshop fees is required prior to attendance.

Events
 

The Guild is committed to promoting the fiber arts and sharing our expertise with our community. Each year, our members demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber art skills to historical, art, and school groups across the region. This service is free of charge to the community and may be requested by contacting the Education and Exhibits Chair. (Please see Contact Us page)

Annual events include demonstrations of spinning and weaving at the Ventura County Fair and our annual Open House, Show and Sale.


 

Upcoming Events


Saturday, February 24, 2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Martha Jimenez

Event Description: Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Special presentation: Local weaver Martha Jimenez, Curator of Education for Oxnard's' Carnegie Art Museum, will be our
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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild Exhibition

Event Description:
There will be educational programming presented every weekend for the duration of this exhibition: Beatrice Wood Center
March 10 & 11 - Sheep to Shawls Demonstrations
March 17 & 18 - Weaving Demonstrations
March 24 & 25 - Alternative Fiber Arts Demostrations
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Borbola Arvai

Event Description: Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Special Presentation: Ojai visual artist and art doll creator BorBola Arvai shares her love of needle felting.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Demonstration -Scandinavian Festival

Event Description:
We will be demonstrating in the same location as last year; a canopy, table, and chairs will be provided. Food will be available to purchase. Bring a chair, rug and/or blanket to put your wheel on. Contact: Rose Mary Schaefer
or Elaine Williams
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Porfirio Gutierrez

Event Description: Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Special Presentation & Workshop: Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez, of Ventura and Teotitlan del Valle, in Oaxaca, Mexico,
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Demonstration - Topanga Banjo, Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

Event Description:
We will demonstrate on the porch (short section) of Old Town, across from Huckeby's Feed & Gran Store and Brays Mercantile. Maps will be provided. You will need to bring your own chairs, water, sunscreen, and blankets or mats for your wheel. Tables will not be available.
PLEASE NOTE
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Demonstration Opportunities - Pleasant Valley Historical Museum

Event Description:
Spinners and Weavers needed to demonstrate.
We will be demonstrating in the Gazebo. Tables will be provided. Bring a chair. If you are interested, contact Rose Mary Schaefer
or Pat Ross 805-482-3382
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Dominga Opazo

Event Description: Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Special Presentation: Ventura Weaver, Artist, Printmaker, and Surf Instructor Dominga Opazo moved here from Chile, and received
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Recent Events


8/26/2017

Guild Meeting - Ventura County Fair Show and Tell

Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Program: Join us for show and tell as our members show the items they created for this
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9/23/2017

Guild Meeting - Art Yarn with Elizabeth Souza

Executive Board Meeting: 8:30 - 9:00. General Meeting: 9:30 - 10:30. Morning Program: 11:00 - 12:00.  The morning program is free and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Program: September's program brings our own talented artist, designer, dancer and teacher, Elizabeth Souza, to discuss her
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10/14/2017

Demonstration - Historic Reyes Adobe Days

Guild Members will demonstrate spinning and weaving on  Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Signups will be taken during the August and September meetings. For additional information, contact Rose Mary Schaefer, 805-394- 0809, or Randy Pallard, City of Agoura Hills,
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10/22/2017

Demonstration - Adolfo Camarillo Birthday Celebration

Guild members will demonstrate spinning and weaving Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will be demonstrating in the barn. Tables, chairs, snacks and beverageswill be provided for demonstrators. 

Signups will be taken during the August, and September meetings. Contact Rose Mary Schaefer,
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10/28/2017

Annual Harvest Show and Sale

Please join us for our annual Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild Harvest Sale and Show, in the front parking lot of Studio Channel Islands, near the Saturday Farmer's Market. Free admission and free parking all day in the lot behind the Blackboard Gallery, next to the artist studios.
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