October Guild Meeting

October 10, 2017

October 19 @ 12.30pm

Sharon Kallis: Creating with Locally Sourced Material


With a “one mile diet” approach to sourcing art materials, Sharon Kallis works to discover the inherent material potential in a local landscape. Through local fibre-based inquiry, and with community members, traditional techniques are connected with invasive species, grown crops and garden waste. Based in Vancouver, Sharon is the founding executive director of EartHand Gleaners Society, and has exhibited and worked with communities internationally. Awards include the Brandford Elliott Award for excellence in fibre arts (2010) and Vancouver Mayors Award: craft and design (2016). Sharon is the author of Common Threads: weaving community through collaborative eco-art.

Sharon will bring fibre samples and examples of work and talk about recent and current projects that build awareness of what materials are easily sourced or grown in our local fibre shed, and how these projects develop skill holders and deepen our cultural connections back to all of our ancestors. From growing linen that is spun into kite-line or fishing nets to looking at different methods of processing stinging nettle or tanning salmon skin to leather- all of these materials are local, and have rich cultural stories to share.

Please visit the Membership Application page to print off the form if you wish to renew by cheque. Membership fees have increased this year to $40.

Access the GVWSG Membership Application form (click to link) to complete your membership (new or renewal), and make payment via PayPal or credit card.  Voila!

Memberships renew for the period June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018.




2017 Jun 15 – Guild Meeting (daytime)

May 19, 2017

The next DAYTIME meeting of the Guild is: Th Jun 15 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC Vinitha Sarah John talk about felting – CANCELLED Bookclub  We all have a favourite resource — a book, website, blog or magazine that we hold dear and which inspires our craft. […]

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2017 Jun 28 – Jul 2 — ANWG Conference (Victoria BC)

March 12, 2017

The latest edition of Northwest News (click to link) is now available online.  The ANWG website (link) also includes info about the upcoming conference, classified ads, and valuable Member Resources. Bookmark this site:  northwestweavers.org  

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2017 Jul 14 (deadline) – 13th Annual British Columbia Creative Achievement Award

May 19, 2017

2017 Carter Wosk Awards for Applied Art and Design Nominations Now Open! Deadline: July 14, 2017 (11:59pm) The Carter Wosk Awards for Applied Art & Design celebrate British Columbians who, through their creativity, contribute to the cultural economy of the province. Each year, up to three recipients are chosen and each are awarded $2500. The […]

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2917 Aug 3-6 – Surface Design Association – Biennial Conference (Portland OR)

April 24, 2017

Making Our Mark, Surface Design Association 40th Anniversary Intensive Final Lineup of Speakers, plus Registration Now Open Surface Design Association will hold its biennial conference, Making Our Mark: SDA at 40, in Portland, Oregon, August 3-6, 2017. SDA is a 501c3 non-profit textile arts organization, dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and […]

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2017 May 18 – Guild Meeting (evening)

April 22, 2017

The next EVENING meeting of the Guild is: Th May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC ** Important Motions will be brought to the membership for discussion and vote. ** ** Information will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting. **  We will start at 7:00 […]

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2017 Apr 20 – Guild Meeting (daytime)

April 12, 2017

The next DAYTIME meeting of the Guild is: Th Apr 20 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC guest speaker:  Anna Heywood Jones, on ” Tinctorial Cartographies“ * * * * * * * * * 10:45 am – Executive Meeting 11:30 am – Library opens 12:30 pm […]

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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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