Update on Nominations

by Susan Heming on May 18, 2016

September will be the beginning of another Guild year, and our Annual General Meeting.    We still have some positions to fill for the executive and committees.   Some of these jobs can be shared, so if you think you cannot become involved because of other committments, please do not let that stop you.   We will try and make it work.    If you would like to be more closely involved with the Guild, please contact me, Beryl at 604-327-7907, or email weaver2@shaw.ca

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2016 Oct 29 – 30 – Beyond Fibre Artisan Sale (Fort Langley)

August 28, 2016

Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild Annual Juried Show and Sale Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts to give or to keep for your own enjoyment? Beyond Fibre features woven, knitted, spun and felted items handcrafted by Guild members as well as jewellery, pottery, leather work, soaps and more made by other local artists. Are you a […]

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2017 May – Textile Tour – Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands

August 10, 2016

In May of this year we led our third textile tour around the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih. It was a great success with more and more weavers and dyers getting involved each time we go there.  Three of the twelve cabins are already booked for next year’s tour and I’m […]

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2016 Sep 9-11, Fibre Camp & Retreat – Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild

July 16, 2016

The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild hosts their annual ** Fibre Camp/Retreat** All details available online at Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp 2016! This year’ instructors and workshops include: Jessica Silvey:  Basketry – Wool Rimmed Cedar Bark Basket. Sylivia Olsen:  Knitting –  Coast Salish Colourwork Techniques. Kim McKenna:  Spinning –  Spinning for 4-ply yarns used […]

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GVWSG Library – New Titles – April to May 2016

June 22, 2016

5.7 Fav – Favourite rag rugs, edited by Tina Ignell 3.134 Bru – Brusic, Lucy M. – A crackle weave companion : exploring four-shaft crackle 2.01 Cha – Chandler, Deborah – Learning to weave 5.1 KniW  – Knisely, Tom – The weaver’s yarn companion  DVD 5.2 Lan – Lancaster, Daryl – Garment construction for handweavers […]

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Craftsy (100s of online courses)

May 30, 2016

Craftsy — Bring creativity to life with Craftsy (click to link). Online courses enable you to learn at your own pace, re-visit lessons, and connect with other students (265,242 projects available for your browsing).   Hundreds of Craftsy instructors offer beginner – intermediate – advanced courses in: Yarn & Fibre Arts (spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet) Sewing & […]

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Conserving Your Textiles (The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto)

May 25, 2016

If you’re fortunate to be travelling to central Canada this summer, you’ll want to add a visit to The Textile Museum of Canada to your list.  The museum is open 7 days a week in downtown Toronto.  And if a jaunt to Toronto isn’t in your near future, you’ll enjoy the Museum’s website, which includes Online […]

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** Membership Application to the Guild (new & renewal)

May 11, 2016

** Membership Renewal Notice ** ** Our membership year is June 1 – May 31. ** Wee reminder: Please note that your current membership will expire on May 31, 2016. To ensure continued access to Guild resources, please renew your membership asap. How to: 1 – Access the GVWSG Membership Application form (click to link) to complete […]

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Craft Council of BC

May 4, 2016

The Guild is an active member of The Craft Council of BC.  Check out the Member Benefits section for a list of all the good things available to guild members through CCBC. For all the news and updates, click happenings in craft!  You can also follow CCBC on social media and the blog.

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Our Social Fabric (textile recycling initiative)

May 1, 2016

  Our Social Fabric is a non-profit Vancouver group that helps recycle excess fabric from manufacturers, the movie industry, and more. Through monthly sales, we put the fabric into the hands of creators in our community. For more info contact us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com   Why Textiles? Textiles are one the most common household items and represent a […]

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