2016 Feb 18 – Guild Meeting & Guest Speaker

by Susan Heming on January 30, 2016

The next meeting of the Guild is:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Library open 11:30 – 12:15 pm

Aberthau Mansion, West Point Grey Community Centre

4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC

featuring Guest Speaker: Terri Bibby on Saori Weaving (click to link)

temp saori weaving guest

Terri Bibby has a background in traditional weaving, having studied at Grant McEwan and Olds College. She now lives and works on Saltspring Island. Her work features pieces that range from wearables to wall art, all done in the Saori freeform weaving style.

Daytime meetings:  The executive meet from 10:45 am; the library opens at 11:30 am and at 12:30 pm,  the general meeting begins with a quick business meeting including Show & Tell, then a stretch break (time to visit the library and connect with fellow fibre enthusiasts!) and the Guest Speaker.

Questions or comments?  Please contact us at info@gvwsg.com


2016 March 10 – Memorial Lecture – Jason Collingwood (Vancouver)

January 22, 2016

You & your friends are invited to:  Memorial Lecture 2016 Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. This year we present Jason Collingwood, a professional rug weaver “Learning to Weave with Peter Collingwood” The old tradition of son following father into business is an old one, with perhaps well trodden paths. This talk will show you that […]

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Learn to Weave

December 29, 2015

 The GVWSG offers Beginner Weaving lessons through classes taking place at Langara VSB Night School Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn to weave. The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild (GVWSG) and Langara’s VSB Night School are partnering for the first time and offering a beginner-weaving course. Students will learn the weaving fundamentals […]

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For Sale: Spinning Wheel (South Delta)

February 8, 2016

I am selling my mother’s spinning wheel. She was a member of the GVWS in the 60’s and 70’s and served as their Exhibitions Chair for years. Her name was Denise Fiala.             The wheel is  of Swedish origin from the first half of the 1800’s and was bought by my Mum […]

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For Sale: Two Table Looms (Chilliwack)

February 3, 2016

I have 2 – 15 3/4 4 shafts Leclerc Dorothy table looms.  They are vintage but in great shape and working order.  Each has 2 reeds ( 15 & 6 ),1 boat shuttle, 4 bobbins, 1 reed and 1 heddle hook, 2 metal lease sticks, 2 beam sticks with cords, 400 heddles and instruction manual […]

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Weavers News update – 2016 Feb 1

February 2, 2016

Message from  the Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds (ANWG) By now you should all have a copy of the Fall/Winter issue of the ANWG Newsletter and know that it is available on the ANWG website for your members. ANWG is faced with filling two board positions at this time.  As you know Susie Liles, First Vice […]

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Call for Weaving Contributions – Line Dufour

January 31, 2016

Fate Destiny and Self Determination/le sort, le destin et l’auto-détermination Craft Council of BC Gallery,  1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island,  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada March 26-May 5 2016 This is an installation from Canadian tapestry weaver Line Dufour. I thought that some of you might be interested in weaving a piece for the project. Le […]

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2016 May 14 – Sheep to Shawl Competition (Cloverdale BC)

January 31, 2016

The Sheep to Shawl competition will be held: May 14, 2016 10:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Surrey Museum, 17710 – 56A Avenue all ages, admission by donation On your marks, get set – weave! Come to the Surrey Museum to cheer on local spinning and weaving teams as they participate in this traditional […]

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Looms & Equipment for sale (Salt Spring Island BC)

January 31, 2016

All items located on Salt Spring Island BC.  Please contact the owner via email karenselk@yahoo.com 60”, 10 shaft Fireside Loom (Cherry Wood) – purchased in 1990, beautiful condition, joy to work on, I am downsizing.  It’s special features include:  worm drive tensioning, 2” sectional option, trelevators (makes lifting shafts easier), lamp holder and lamp, shuttle […]

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The Health Benefits of Knitting (NY Times)

January 31, 2016

Ahhhh yes, the health benefits of knitting (besides staying warm & snuggly). (Nod in agreement, yes, yes.)

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for sale: spinning wheel (Vancouver)

January 31, 2016

Spinning Wheel for Sale: Custom-built, never used, photos on request, easy to view, open to offers, contact liz@pensiamo.com

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GVWSG 2016 Tea Towel Exchange

January 29, 2016

Do you want to have some weaving fun this spring?  Does your tea towel drawer need some topping up?  Are you addicted to handwoven tea towels but don’t have enough?  Now’s your chance! Join us the in GVWSG 2016 Tea Towel Exchange.   Once everyone has had a chance to sign up, the participants will be […]

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