Lectures

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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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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Catch this on YouTube – The Lendgreen Tunic

December 13, 2015

The Lendbreen Tunic (click to link)  — Reconstruction of Norway’s oldest garment. Rapid melting of glaciers over the past few years has resulted in hundreds of old archaeological items emerging from the ice in Oppland, Norway, On the 4th of August, 2011 archaeologists from Oppland County and Museum of Cultural History, Oslo found what at […]

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2015 Apr 30 – Memorial Lecture – Jane Stafford

April 26, 2015

Jane Stafford, Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year 2014 “On being an old lady with string. A wee look at  how my passion for weaving and cloth has driven my life.” Location:  Multipurpose Room 4   Date and Time:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village) 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver

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2015 Apr 30 – Memorial Lecture – Jane Stafford

February 25, 2015

Jane Stafford, Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year 2014 “On being an old lady with string. A wee look at  how my passion for weaving and cloth has driven my life.” Location:  Multipurpose Room 4   Date and Time:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village) 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver

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2014 Apr 24 – Memorial Lecture – Rosalie Nelson

March 20, 2014

Rosalie Neilson – Memorial Lecture 2014 The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild presents their 2014 Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s Lecture will be presented by Rosalie Neilson, well known weaver and teacher of the warp-faced textile known as Rep Weave. She is in Vancouver to give a workshop for the Guild. Rep is a […]

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2013 Feb 19 – Lecture – Marilou Schultz – Navajo Nation weaver

February 17, 2013

  Marilou Schultz, Navajo Nation, an internationally-renown, fourth generation Navajo Master Weaver who uses naturally hand-processed sheep wool dyed with plant materials. Renowned in rug styles termed Chief, Moqui (Hopi), Transitional, Burntwater, and Germantown, and internationally notable for creating pieces made up of several design styles in one rug. Department of First Nations Studies, Simon […]

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2013 Mar 7 – Memorial Lecture – Eileen Wheeler

January 24, 2013

This year’s Memorial Lecture will be presented by Eileen Wheeler.  Ms Wheeler is a researcher and writer in the social history of textiles, with a particular interest in the relationship between textiles and women’s history. She is a published author and has presented her work at international textile conferences. This is going to be a […]

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2012 Mar 5 – Memorial Lecture – Judith MacKenzie

February 7, 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012 7:30 pm Kanata Co-operative Community Building 7155 Blake Street, Vancouver, BC ALL TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS ARE INVITED TO THIS FREE LECTURE Guest Speaker Judith MacKenzie presents “The Tinkuy Conference in the Sacred Valley of Peru” Judith MacKenzie, has been a textile artist for the last 30 years. Her work appears in private […]

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2011 Apr 4 – Memorial Lecture – Ruby Leslie

March 7, 2011

Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 7:30 pm New Location: Kanata Co-operative Community Building, 7155 Blake Street, Vancouver, BC ALL TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS FREE LECTURE GUEST SPEAKER Ruby Leslie of Ruby Charuby Weavings, Vermont AND “The Legacy of Information….Musings on Life and Weaving” Ruby maintains a full-time weaving and teaching studio, “Ruby […]

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