Guild Forms & Information
Where will we be in 3 years (470.0 KiB)
Show & Tell form (paper copy) (74.7 KiB)
GVWSG Handbook - How We Function (555.6 KiB)
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving or related fiber 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.
Membership gives you access to our library, workshops, informative programs and Show & Tell. There are interest groups (on textile design, various surface and weaving techniques, spinning, basketry and tapestry) and five issues of the newsletter — all for just $30 per year. Guild fees cover June 1 to May 31, regardless of when you join. Fees are not pro-rated and are subsidized by the Guild.
The GVWSG has an extensive library. Please see our borrowing policies located on the Library page.
If you are new to the GVWSG and are feeling a little lost at meetings, please let me know. We will match you up with a Buddy who will greet you at the meeting and take you under their wings. We will try to find a Buddy close to where you live so that you can have someone to contact with a question or maybe even share a ride to events – that would be up to you and your Buddy to work out. If you would like to be a Buddy and help introduce someone to the wonderful world of fibres and make them feel less overwhelmed at our meetings, let me know.
A parallel system of “Mentors” is also available to you. The Mentor would be someone that you could call with a weaving/spinning/dyeing question or ask for help on your current project. I have found over the few years I have been weaving that the members of our Guild are wonderfully generous with advice and assistance, when asked. You don’t have to be brand new at your craft to ask for a Mentor, you may just feel a little less confident with what you are trying to create in your current project and need a bit of a helping hand.
If you would like to take part in the Buddy / Mentor program, let me, Jo Anne Ryeburn, know. Tell me what you need, what your skills/interests are so that I can better match people. If you feel you can mentor someone, let me know in what areas you feel you could help. Also, please let me know what area of the Lower Mainland you live in. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GVWSG has a large collection of weaving and spinning equipment available for rent to guild members. To view our policies on rentals please access our Equipment Rental page.
The Newsletter is published five times per year: September, November, January, March and May.
Submissions are welcome by email (preferred), hand and mail. Be sure to get them to the editor by the end of the month prior to the relevant issue.
Editor: Ruth Griffiths 604-936-3677 (evenings) email: email@example.com
Business ads: $50 per year for 5 issues or $15.00 per single issue. You will receive a copy of the newsletter which includes your ad. Notices (classified ads): $5 per issue, free for Guild members. Contact Ruth Griffiths for all ads at the contact number/address listed above, or mail them to her at 174 Cornell Way, Port Moody, BC, V3H 3W2.
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To join, please contact Adonna Rudolph at a meeting or by email at membership [at] gvwsg [dot] com.
Advertisers in the GVWSG Newsletter
- Joybilee Farm Greenwood, B.C.
- Weavers Corner Richmond, B.C.
- Puchka Peru
- Birkeland Bros. Wool Ltd. Vancouver, B.C.
- Fibres Plus Maple Ridge, B.C.
- Fibreworks Studio and Gallery near Madera Park, B.C. Sunshine Coast
- SweetGeorgia Yarns Vancouver, B.C.
- Treenway Silks Salt Spring Island, BC
- Impulse of Delight Whistler, B.C.
- Penelope Fibre Arts White Rock, BC
- Aurelia Wool & Weaving Merritt, BC
- Qualicum Bay Fibre Works Parksville, BC
- Indigo Moon Yarns Gabriola Island, BC
- Silk Weaving Studio Granville Island, Vancouver
- Langley Yarns & Crafts Langley, BC
- Jo Swallow 4311 Camco Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 9M1
- Saori Salt Spring Salt Spring Island, BC
- Hummingbird Fibre Arts Nanaimo, BC
- Jane Stafford Textiles Salt Spring Island, BC