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 in Aran/Cable Knit Fabrics.


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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2016 July 17 – SALE – Our Social Fabric (Vancouver)

June 8, 2016

Vancouver Textile Recycling Initiative Our Social Fabric (OSF) is a textile recycling initiative that has been in operation since 2009. OSF receives donations of textiles, fabric and sewing related supplies from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing, estate closures together with home sewers and artists. Our team of volunteers sort through the donations and offer them […]

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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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Scheduled Guild Meetings for 2016-17

July 5, 2016

General information about GVSWG meetings: 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 […]

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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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