December 16, 2018

The Greater Vancouver Spinners’ & Weavers’ Guild has moved.

Our New Location is:
BC Artscape
#408, 268 Keefer St., Vancouver, V6A 1X5

Learn how to weave in March

Learn to weave using a rigid heddle loom. We will discuss everything from choosing your yarn, planning a project and setting up a loom to weaving the fabric itself. Learn tips and tricks for successful weaving and how to troubleshoot. More info and registration.

February meeting

Saturday February 23, 2019 – Heather Dawkins, The Fabric of the Studio
Does your creative space double as a family room…. or as a dining room table? Do you have a room of your own…. or part of a room as your own? Heather Dawkins, an art historian and member of the GVWSG will present images of textiles and creative spaces in order to ask how a variety of ‘studio’ spaces support and shape creativity. She will invite discussion of your experience of the interwoven strands of creativity and craft, of making and imagining, and of self and of others, in the fabric of your ‘studio’.

Board Draw In 10:30 am
Library Open 10:00-10:45 am. The library will re-open after the meeting.
General Meeting 11:00 am

Library hours

The library is open every Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Drop by the library to browse our great collection. The librarians are waiting for you!

To join or renew

The membership year is from June 1 to May 31.
To renew your membership or join the guild, use the online  membership application form.
Please note that the online form can be used with either PayPal/credit card transactions or payments made with personal cheques.  Refer to the form for more details.
Questions? Contact webmaster@gvwsg.com.

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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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2017 Feb 16 – Guild Meeting (daytime)

January 23, 2017

The next DAYTIME meeting of the Guild is: Th Feb 16 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC guest speaker:  Felicia Lo, Founder & Creative Director of SweetGeorgia Yarns Inc., “Dyeing to Spin & Knit“ About 18 months ago, Felicia Lo fell off the fibre arts grid when […]

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How Tweed Gets Made (documentary)

January 13, 2017

The Big Cloth (An Clo Mor) This charming documentary for the Harris Tweed Authority, The Big Cloth (click to link), explores a unique island industry with a global following. The cloth is woven on the Island of Harris and Lewis in Scotland—it’s also the only cloth to have an act of parliament protecting the industry. […]

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2017 Mar 8 – Guided Tour – MOA Exhibit – “Layers of Influence”

December 22, 2016

RSVP Feb 22 to cabarr@shaw.ca  (click to link) UPDATE – Feb 18, 2017   GVWSG is organizing a visit to the MOA on Wed March 8, at 10:00 am. We will have a guided tour of the textile exhibit, with curator Jennifer Kramer. ** If you would like to attend please send an email by W […]

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Welcome to the Guild 2016-17

November 15, 2016

Info about the Guild, benefits of membership and contact info, is summarized in the attached “welome-to-the-guild” package, updated each year for members. Questions or comments?  Please contact us at info@gvwsg.com. 

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2018 Sep – Textile Society of America is coming to Vancouver!

November 15, 2016

The Textile Society of America will be holding a symposium in Vancouver in September 2018.    Ruth Scheuing is the Co-ordinator of this event.    Visit the website to see the events offered at the 2016 symposium which has just taken place in Savannah, GA.  

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