Update on Nominations

by Susan Heming on May 18, 2016

September will be the beginning of another Guild year, and our Annual General Meeting.    We still have some positions to fill for the executive and committees.   Some of these jobs can be shared, so if you think you cannot become involved because of other committments, please do not let that stop you.   We will try and make it work.    If you would like to be more closely involved with the Guild, please contact me, Beryl at 604-327-7907, or email weaver2@shaw.ca

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2017 May – Textile Tour – Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands

August 10, 2016

In May of this year we led our third textile tour around the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih. It was a great success with more and more weavers and dyers getting involved each time we go there.  Three of the twelve cabins are already booked for next year’s tour and I’m […]

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2016 Sep 9-11, Fibre Camp & Retreat – Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild

July 16, 2016

The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild hosts their annual ** Fibre Camp/Retreat** All details available online at Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp 2016! This year’ instructors and workshops include: Jessica Silvey:  Basketry – Wool Rimmed Cedar Bark Basket. Sylivia Olsen:  Knitting –  Coast Salish Colourwork Techniques. Kim McKenna:  Spinning –  Spinning for 4-ply yarns used […]

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Scheduled Guild Meetings for 2016-17

July 5, 2016

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each  month from September to June, alternating between evenings and days.  All meetings are held at: Aberthau Mansion (click to link) West Point Grey Community Centre (click to link to Google Maps) 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC Evening meetings: 5:45 pm – Executive Meeting 6:30 pm – Library opens […]

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GVWSG Library – New Titles – April to May 2016

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 […]

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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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