Past Programs

2014 Nov 20 – Program – Summer & Winter

November 17, 2014

November 20th – EVENING: 7:30pm, Aberthau Community Centre What we learned working with Summer and Winter!! Last fall, a number of GVWSG member’s attended Mary Bentley’s excellent “Summer and Winter” workshop. Upon returning to Vancouver, this group decided to meet on a regular basis to further explore this structure. We would like to share some […]

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2014 Oct 16 – Program – Anita Jamieson

October 14, 2014

October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm Presenter: Anita Jamieson.  Anita Jamieson, a member of GVWSG and a recent recipient of a GVWSG scholarship will present, ” The Magic of Indigo  and old techniques and things Japanese.”  Scenes from the artists’ village  (one of 100 most scenic villages in Japan), a summary of katazome, stencilling, weaving on […]

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2014 Sep 18 – Program – Julie Holyoke – Jacquard Weaving

July 30, 2014

Jacquard: a Loom of Opportunity for Today’s Weaver Author/educator and designer Julie Holyoke reduces Jacquard weaving to a simple choice between two options: warp up /warp down as a pick is inserted into the shed and traverses the loom. In a one-hour presentation Holyoke will explain the opportunities that Jacquard or figured weaving offers us […]

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2013 Sep 19 – Program – David Brown – Structure and Technique from the Orient

August 31, 2013

Weaving Structure and Technique from the Orient by David Brown, FREE Lecture. David Brown was the Northwest Representative for Sothebys and a lecturer on carpets and rugs at the University of BritishColumbia and the Asian Arts Society. His talk will  overview the structure and technique of some weavings from the primary carpet regions of the orient. Time permitting, there will be […]

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2012 May 17 – Program – Social & Potluck

May 9, 2012

The May 17th meeting, 7:30 pm, is the year-end social so please bring some finger food to share with others and also remember your plate and fork. An exchange of Artist Trading Cards (ATC), for those who participate, will take place at the meeting. The following sites may provide you with some ideas: or  We […]

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2012 Apr 19 – Program – Heleen DeBoer

April 17, 2012

April  19  12:30pm Title: What an inda! Presenter:  Heleen DeBoer Description: Start with an idea for a guild project! The story of the Mission Tartan,how a small guild can think big.   Two new exciting study groups. Wear your weave Purpose of study group: Develop the confidence and skills to design and produce a first […]

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2012 Feb 16 – Program – Doreen MacLachlan – Textile Travels in Scotland

January 30, 2012

February 16, 12:30 pm Presenter: Doreen MacLachlan Title: Textile Travels in Scotland: Description:Doreen has travelled three times to Scotland, always seeking textiles. Her most recent trips in 2008 and 2010 were with Nadine Sanders, The Singing Weaver ( She will have stories, textiles, photos and Nadine’s music to share. Join us on a mini “Threads, […]

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2012 Jan – Program – Todd deVries – Haida Weaving

January 2, 2012

Presenter: Todd deVries Title: Haida Weaving Description: Todd will share with us his weaving techniques of the Haida, and some the traditional materials used. Some of his weaving creations will be available as demonstrations to show that traditional skills can be applied to a wide variety of non-traditional and traditional materials. Todd’s Website

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2011-12 – Upcoming Guild Meetings

November 10, 2011

December 15  day meeting 12:30 pm Potluck Lunch and Gift Exchange Bring a festive dish to share and a hand-made gift for giving to celebrate the holiday season with other Guild members.  Remember hand-made gifts are priceless, but materials should cost no more than $10. Please note that the meeting time has been changed from […]

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2011 Oct 20 – Program – Susan Lagraove – Wrapped in Tradition

September 16, 2011

Presenter: Susan Lagrove Description: For well over two centuries, the Hudson’s Bay point blanket has been a Canadian icon associated with legends of exploration and the development of the nation. The story is a long and fascinating one that offers an unique window into the history of Canada and North America. Susan Lagraove’s website: […]

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