Since 1973, we’ve been sharing ideas and enthusiasm as we show one another how we spin and weave. Our purpose is to:
Encourage and promote spinning, weaving and associated fibre arts as a medium of self-expression, fulfillment and satisfaction.
Encourage closer fraternal relationship with people having these interests in the Duncan and surrounding areas.
The guild hosts a day in January, bringing together spinners from Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands. We are very active in the Cobble Hill Fair (in August), the Cowichan Exhibition (in September), and the Cowichan Fleece & Fibre Fair (in October). We offer classes in beginning spinning when there is enough interest from the community.
Why not drop by for a visit?
Our general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (except for July, August, and December) at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Church Road (off of Maple Bay Road), in Duncan, BC, Canada. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. and finish before 2:00 p.m., so do bring a lunch. We have a business meeting, sometimes a guild program, and show and tell.
We also have informal gatherings (”Textile Days”) on the fourth Tuesday of these same months – same place, but in the evening from 7 to 9. This is a time for sharing ideas and projects as well as spinning, weaving, or knitting. We also have weave study groups once or twice a year.
The $35 annual membership fee allows members to attend all guild activities, use the library and guild equipment, give first opportunity for signing up at guild-sponsored workshops, and to sell articles at guild sales events.
For more information, send us an e-mail at Alison Irwin: alison at cow-net dot com.
Our mailing address is:
TSWG c/o 4265 Sunrise Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6G6