About Us

Eight enterprising women initiated the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild in 1935. Today we have one hundred and fifty members. Interesting monthly programs, workshops and special interest study groups are arranged to appeal to beginners as well as more advanced weavers and spinners. The guild sponsors lectures, shows, demonstrations and exhibitions to promote and support weaving and spinning in the greater Vancouver area including Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and other suburbs.

The Purposes of the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild are as follows:

  • To promote, encourage and improve the art and craft of weaving and spinning.
  • To provide an opportunity for the sharing of knowledge, skill and ideas among the guild members.
  • To emphasize the importance of achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards of excellence in all work.
  • To collect current literature and other materials relating to the art and craft of weaving, spinning and dyeing and to make these available to all members of the guild.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving or related fibre arts, and new members are very welcome. The membership fee is CAN$30.00 per year. Members may take advantage of the scholarship fund and also make use of a variety of rental equipment. Our library, perhaps one of the finest in the world, contains over one thousand books, periodicals and videos.

General meetings include Show & Tell and Programs provided by members, local specialists, and prominent international craftspeople. Meetings alternate between day and evening to accommodate busy schedules.

The guild meets on the third Thursday of every month (September through June) at:

Aberthau Mansion

West Point Grey Community Centre
4397 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver BC
V6R 1K4

To meet the needs of our members and guests, monthly meetings alternate between evenings and mid-day.

7:30 – 9:30 pm – September, November, January, March, and May

12:30 – 2:30 pm – October, December, February, April, and June

Workshops are arranged during the year on topics of interest to the members. Special Interest Groups provide an opportunity to study and learn in a more informal way. The Guild also sponsors lectures, shows, and exhibitions to promote and support weaving and spinning in the Greater Vancouver Area.

 

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