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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, May 26, 2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Ercil Howard-Wroth

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: Ercil Howard-Wroth, Handspinner, Natural Dye Master and Textile Historian. Afternoon workshop: Intro to Natural Dyes.
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Demonstration Opportunities - Aloha Ranch Day

Event Description: This is their Customer Appreciation Day and 8th Anniversary of Aloha Dog Grooming. Parking is in the front pasture. There will be a lot of walking and some uneven terrain. They will have serval rest areas throughout the ranch. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat, and close-toed sturdy shoes or boots. Read More »

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Demonstration Opportunities - Stagecoach Inn Pioneer Jamboree Days

Event Description: We will be demonstrating on the porch of the museum. Tables will be provided. Signups for demonstrating spinning and weaving will be taken during the May VCHSG meeting.
If you are interested contact Rose Mary Schaefer
or Lou Kirby 805-497-3364
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

VCHSG Meeting

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!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

VCHSG Meeting

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!

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

VCHSG Meeting

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!

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

VCHSG Meeting

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!

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

VCHSG Harvest Sale

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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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2/24/2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Martha Jimenez

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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3/3/2018

Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild Exhibition


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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3/24/2018

VCHSG Meeting & Special Presentation with Borbola Arvai

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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