by Marcella Reay


Handwoven Lace Workshop

Instructor Barbara Mitchell

Date: March  17–18 2018, Saturday & Sunday
Price: $125 for the 2 days to be paid by Jan 31, 2018

Workshop description: Advanced Beginners
The Workshop will focus on four lace structures:  Spot, Bronson, Huck Lace, Atwater Bronson and Swedish Lace.
Participants will bring pre-warped looms (4 or 8 shaft ) choosing from a range of drafts, fires, & colors.
Warping information, including materials required, sett and threading drafts will be distributed one month prior to the workshop.
The workshop will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver in the Art Gallery Room.

To register, please visit the link below.

Learn to Weave

Now is your chance to try your hand at weaving! Using a loom, you too can learn how to create beautiful pieces of cloth or get a skills refresher.


Designed for new and lapsed weavers, the Learn to Weave course, sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild, will introduce you to weaving on a four-shaft loom. Participants will learn the basics of dressing your loom, weaving and interlacing warp & weft through a series of hands-on projects. With guided support, you will work at your own speed to gain confidence and the necessary skills to continue on with your own personal projects.

Looms will be available for rent throughout the course, so you can practice between classes.

WHEN  Thursdays – 6:30-9:30 p.m.

February 1 – March 22, 2018

8 weeks, 24 hours of instruction total

WHERE  Aberthau Mansion – West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver

COST $237.50* per person +GST


ABOUT  The course: Barbara,

Registration: 604.257.8140

*Additional costs payable to Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild at first class: $25/person materials fee (keep what you make!), and $40 loom rental plus $150 returnable damage deposit (you can take home a loom for the duration of the class) unless you bring your own loom.

Tapestry Weaving

Joan Baxter, a renowned tapestry weaver from Scotland, will give a presentation of her work at the Croatian Cultural Centre’s Art Gallery at 7 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Admission is free and all GVWSG members are welcome.  Many wonderful examples of Joan’s work are displayed on the website at the following link:
The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild (GVWSG) is sponsoring a workshop on  October 4 – 8, 2017  featuring Joan Baxter, a renowned tapestry weaver from Scotland (check out her website at  This workshop is currently full, but one of the prospective students is looking for a replacement.  Interested parties can contact Jennifer Braun for details at