Okanogan Fiber Festival, May 30-31, 2015

by Joanne Nakonechny on March 9, 2015

Okanogan Fiber Festival will take place in Washington state.  In addition to the workshops and vendors, we will be featuring fleece shearing, grading and sorting demonstrations, food by the fabulous Breadline Cafe, and much more.  This year will also feature a used equipment and book sale for those who do not have booths, so if your spring cleaning uncovers some dusty old items that you don’t need any more, bring them on down!  Registration is now open.

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Soft Spaces and the woven Landscape, March 22, 2015

March 9, 2015

Sola Fiedler explores her textile creations from her larger than life City tapestries to intimate studio pieces. See the large tapestry of Vancouver recently featured in the Sun newspaper. March 22, Hycroft Ballroom. 2-4 pm Doors open at 1 pm. Tickets: $22 Tickets can be purchased at: www.smoc.ca  or at the door on the day of the show. For further […]

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Of Clay, Wattles and Cloth, March 7-April 25, 2015

March 9, 2015

Mixed media artist, Melanie Thompson; ceramic artist, Claire Olivier; and fibre artist, Kaija Rautiainen, share the spotlight as they bring together a collection of their work imbued with both natural and formal elements. Basketry Demo  In keeping with the exhibition’s focus on fine craft, the Gallery is pleased to host a group of local basketry weavers for the […]

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Daryl Lancaster Workshop spaces, April 24-26, 2015

March 9, 2015

There are still some spaces available the upcoming Daryl Lancaster workshop on GARMENT CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHING  to be held APRIL 24-26 in New Westminster.  These techniques can be used with handwoven or regular fabric and you will also develop a personally fitted jacket pattern.  It’s not necessary to have handwoven fabric ready for the workshop. The cost is $260 […]

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Fibres West, March 13-14, 2015

March 9, 2015

The Seventh Annual show will again be held on the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, March 13th and 14th, 2015. We’ve moved to a larger building on the site and hope to see you there. We’re moving to a larger venue! Still on the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, the whole show will be under one roof, the newly renovated […]

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Edenvale Retreat July 31- August 2, 2015

March 9, 2015

Penelope’s 2nd Annual Edenvale Retreat….This year our theme is “Aran” and we welcome back Kim McKenna and Venessa Bentley as our instructors. Edenvale is located in Aldergrove, BC but feels miles and miles away.  The retreat fee of $469 includes 2 nights and 3 days, all meals and 10+ hours of spinning and knitting instruction. Space is […]

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GVWSG Spin-In, March 21, 1-4pm, 2015

February 25, 2015

The GVWSG is holding a spin-in on March 21 at the Mt. Pleasant Community Centre (1 Kingsway) from 1 – 4 pm.  This event is an informal afternoon of spinning together, helping each other, sharing experiences and having fun.  Show and Tell is welcome.

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GVWSG Memorial Lecture, Jane Stafford, April 30, 2015

February 25, 2015

Jane Stafford, Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year 2014 “On being an old lady with string. A wee look at  how my passion for weaving and cloth has driven my life.” Location:  Multipurpose Room 4   Date and Time:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village) 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver

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Kathy Hutchinson – Weaver of Wearables, Feb. 11, 2015

February 10, 2015

Some people may be interested in hearing this talk at the Whatcom Weavers Guild meeting on Wed Feb 11th at 7pm. Located at St James church basement, 910 14th St., Bellingham , Washington. Kathy Hutchinson will be talking about her life as a weaver of wearables. We have a lot of people in the gvwsg […]

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Cambrian Mountains Welsh Wool Challenge, February 2, 2015

January 13, 2015

The Cambrian Mountains Initiative (CMI) was inspired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who as the project’s President wishes to help sustain traditional Welsh upland farms and rural communities. The objective of the CMI is to enhance the sustainability of rural communities in the Cambrian Mountains – the heartland of rural Wales. This challenge […]

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