March 24, 2018

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

Our New Location is:

BC Artscape
#408, 268 Keefer St., Vancouver, V6A 1X5

Library hours

The library is open every Thursday (except Dec 27) from 11 AM to 1 PM. Drop by the library to browse our great collection. The librarians are waiting for you!

January meeting

January 17, 7 pm
BC Artscape
Speaker: Sheila Wong
See: https://www.swfds.com

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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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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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”

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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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