Cambrian Mountains Welsh Wool Challenge, February 2, 2015

by Joanne Nakonechny on 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 will showcase a pioneering range of clothing, accessories, homewares and even industrial applications from local wool from a range of designers and makers from across the world.

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Handwoven names Jane Stafford Weaving Teacher of 2014

December 20, 2014

From Jane’s blog: I have had the great honour of being awarded Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year. This would not have happened without your votes, so I sincerely thank you. The award comes with a $500 weaving grant from Ashford and Foxglove Fiber Arts, so a big thank-you to Richard Ashford and Cindy Howard-Gibbons. I […]

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“Where will we be in 3 years?”

December 12, 2014

The report of the survey feedback is under construction (stay tuned). In the meantime, notes of the autumn meeting are posted here for your review and feedback.  Please continue to forward your thoughts to Susan Heming (susie@budsy.com), or any of the Directors.  Thank you.

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2015 Year of Craft Call for Submission/Entry Form

December 6, 2014

To celebrate 2015 – the Year of Craft artisans working in fibre, metal, wood and clay are encouraged to explore synergies across various artistic practices and create collaborative projects. The results of these collaborations will be exhibited at various locations during 2015.  Submissions are being sought for an exhibition at the Roundhouse in Vancouver during May […]

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Vancouver Island Retreat, March 27-29, 2015

December 6, 2014

The pre-retreat workshop (March 25-26) for the Powell River 2015 Retreat has been changed. Mary Berent will not be able to teach due to illness. Rosalie Neilson has agreed to teach the pre-retreat workshop ‘It’s in the Warp: Colour and Design in Warp-faced Rep‘ and give the keynote address.

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Daryl Lancaster Workshop, April 24-26, 2015

December 6, 2014

Registration is now open for Daryl’s workshop on Garment Construction and Finishing.  The fee is $260.00 and the dates are April 24-26, 2015.  Please send a cheque payable to GVWSG to Susan Irwin at 231 Queen’s Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1J7 or bring your cheque to the December meeting.  

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Handbook Review by December 15, 2014

December 6, 2014

All  Guild members are encouraged to review the draft Handbook of job descriptions and submit comments, suggestions, and corrections. Please submit any comments by January 15 to susan.irwin@shaw.ca.  Thank you for taking the time to help with the development of this useful resource.

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Richmond Guild Sale, November 28-30, 2014

November 23, 2014

The Richmond Weavers and Spinners Guild would like to invite you to their annual Winter Sale, held in partnership with the Richmond Pottery Club at the Richmond Arts & Culture Center, 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond Friday 28th November 1pm-9pm Saturday 29th November 10am-4pm Sunday 30th November 10am-4pm

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Whonnock Guild Sale, November 30, 2014

November 23, 2014
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Call for Entry: Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, 2015

November 23, 2014

FibreEssence and the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts are pleased to co-sponsor the seventh exhibition based on a cherry blossom theme. This has become an annual spring celebration in conjunction with the City of Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival. The exhibition will once again be held at the beautiful Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver. Works […]

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