GVWSG Library – New Titles – April to May 2016

by Susan Heming on 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 and Fiber artists

2.32 Spa – Spady, Robyn et al – Weaving innovations from the Bateman collection

3.134 Wil  – Wilson, Susan – Weave classic crackle & more

We also have a new magazine subscription: The Knitter (click to link)This is an English knitting magazine. I will be letting our subscription to the American magazine of the same name lapse.

The Guild library will be closed until our September meeting. However, if you find you do need something from our collection you can email me and I will retrieve it for you. You can get in touch with me at: library@gvwsg.com

Susan Everall, Library Chairperson


Call for Nominations

May 18, 2016

September is the time for our Annual General Meeting. We have excellent people as our executive and committee heads. Some of them have been there several years in one role or another. Now they would like to step down, or move to another position in the Guild. For our Guild to move forward we need […]

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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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2016 Aug 2-5, “StayCation” Fibre Camp for Grown-Ups (Vancouver)

May 6, 2016

EartHand Gleaners Society Tues-Fri 10am-4pm August 2-5 **Trillium North, 4 sessions Take some time for yourself after the long weekend and play outside at Trillium North harvesting, weaving, dying fibre, spinning and more. The creation of a small rope bag project and twined purse will be the focus of our direction as we work way through […]

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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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West Vancouver Community Arts Council

April 28, 2016

As an active member of the arts community, GVWSG holds an Alliance Membership with the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.  WVCAC has provided a temporary membership card (below) to allow Guild members entry to events. Please print & carry this temporary card (see below) for admission. (WVCAC will exchange this temp card with as permanent […]

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2016 May 19 – Guild Meeting – Potluck, De-Stash Sale, Show & Tell plus DOOR PRIZES

April 25, 2016

The next meeting of the Guild is: Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:30 – 9:30 pm Library will be open from 6:30 – 7:20 pm/ Aberthau Mansion, West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC POTLUCK SUPPER TABLE – Please bring a dish – sweet or savoury – to share with other members & […]

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