RSVP Feb 22 to cabarr@shaw.ca  (click to link)

UPDATE – Feb 18, 2017  

GVWSG is organizing a visit to the MOA on

Wed March 8, at 10:00 am.

We will have a guided tour of the textile exhibit, with curator Jennifer Kramer.

** If you would like to attend please send an email by W Feb 22, to Cathie Barr.

For a group tour, the MOA requires that the entrance fee (plus curator fee) be paid in one installment, so we must have your payment in advance.  The fee for the curator is $210 and limited to 30 people …. which is $7 each.

Admission Fees:  Adults $25  /  Seniors $23  / MOA members $7  /  PLUS $7 curator fee

Please pay ASAP.

Irene Weisner and Cathie Barr will collect this money.  If you pay by cheque please mail payment, payable to “Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild”, to Cathie Barr, 3370 W. 23rd Ave, Vancouver V6S 1K3.

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UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) houses over 40,000 ethnographic objects from almost every part of the world, including the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and …

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Museum of Anthropology at UBC | Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures 

From birth to death, humans are wrapped in cloth worn for survival, but more importantly, wear clothing as an external expression of their spiritual belief system, social status and political identity. This stunning exhibition will explore clothing’s inherent evidence of human ingenuity, creativity and skill, drawing from MOA’s textile collection — the largest collection in Western Canada — to display a global range of materials, production techniques and adornments across different cultures and time frames.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Kramer (MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest), Layers of Influence will entrance MOA visitors with large swaths of intricate textiles often worn to enhance the wearer’s prestige, power and spiritual connection, including Japanese kimonos, Indian saris, Indonesian sarongs, West African adinkra, adire and kente cloth, South Pacific barkcloth, Chinese Qing dynasty robes, Indigenous Northwest coast blankets, Maori feather cloaks and more.

A sumptuous feast for the eyes, the exhibition is an aesthetic and affective examination of humanity’s multifaceted and complex history with cloth and its ability to amplify the social, political and spiritual influence of the wearer as a functional expression of self-identity.

Curator:  Jennifer Kramer

Exhibit:  November 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017

 

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2017 Apr 12 – Memorial Lecture – T’ai Smith – Weaving & Writing at the Bauhaus

February 17, 2017

The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild invites you to the annual MEMORIAL LECTURE Wednesday April 12  7:30 pm Creekside Community Centre 1 Athletes Way Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1 Presenter  T’ai Smith “Weaving and Writing at the Bauhaus”   Abstract: The Bauhaus School of Design in Germany, 1919-1933, is widely known for its contribution to […]

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2017 Mar 16 – Guild Meeting (evening)

February 7, 2017

The next EVENING meeting of the Guild is: Th Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC Guest speaker: Jean Kares “Asian Historic Textiles: Influence and Inspiration” After many years of working as a textile artist and operating a publicly accessible studio on Granville Island, […]

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NOTICE OF MEETING — Th Feb 9 @ 10:00 am

February 7, 2017

Topic — Need for Space Th Feb 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am The Grind (coffee shop), 4142 Main Street, Vancouver (near King Edward Ave.) RSVP via email to … president@gvwsg.com The GVWSG is holding a meeting to continue the discussion on our needs for space. We started a lively conversation at the last Guild meeting […]

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2017 Feb 16 – Guild Meeting (daytime)

January 23, 2017

The next DAYTIME meeting of the Guild is: Th Feb 16 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC guest speaker:  Felicia Lo, Founder & Creative Director of SweetGeorgia Yarns Inc., “Dyeing to Spin & Knit“ About 18 months ago, Felicia Lo fell off the fibre arts grid when […]

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How Tweed Gets Made (documentary)

January 13, 2017

The Big Cloth (An Clo Mor) This charming documentary for the Harris Tweed Authority, The Big Cloth (click to link), explores a unique island industry with a global following. The cloth is woven on the Island of Harris and Lewis in Scotland—it’s also the only cloth to have an act of parliament protecting the industry. […]

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Welcome to the Guild 2016-17

November 15, 2016

Info about the Guild, benefits of membership and contact info, is summarized in the attached “welome-to-the-guild” package, updated each year for members. Questions or comments?  Please contact us at info@gvwsg.com. 

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The Textile Society of America is coming to Vancouver!

November 15, 2016

The Textile Society of America will be holding a symposium in Vancouver in September, 2018.    Ruth Scheuing is the Co-ordinator of this event.    Visit the website to see the events offered at the 2016 symposium which has just taken place in Savannah, U.S.  

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UPDATE – ANWG 2017 Conference

November 8, 2016

Counting down ….. to the ANWG Conference The entire 2017 ANWG Conference registration package, including workshop, class, and seminar descriptions, schedules, instructor biographies, and prices, is posted to the ANWG conference website.      

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The Swedish Weaving Council announces 2017 VAV Conference

November 3, 2016

The Swedish Weaving Council has provided advance notice of the 2017 VAV Conference, to be held in Sweden in September 2017.  The full program and info will be posted in February. Follow the latest updates on www.svenskavav.com

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