2017 Jan 19 – Guild Meeting (evening)

October 23, 2016

 The next meeting of the Guild is: Th Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm West Point Grey Community Centre 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC Guest speaker: Joanne Nakonechny “Carole Romanyk:  Weaving an Identify, Using the Past to Make the Present” Weaving provides us with many things and one of them is identity.  How […]

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2016 Sep 15 – Guild Meeting (evening)

September 14, 2016

The next meeting of the GVWSG is: Th Sep 15, 2016, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm Aberthau Mansion (click to link) West Point Grey Community Centre (click to link to Google Maps) 4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver  BC 5:45 pm – Executive Meeting (in the Lounge) 6:45 pm – Library opens 7:30 pm – The general meeting begins […]

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2017 May – Textile Tour – Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands

August 10, 2016

In May of this year we led our third textile tour around the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih. It was a great success with more and more weavers and dyers getting involved each time we go there.  Three of the twelve cabins are already booked for next year’s tour and I’m […]

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Craftsy (100s of online courses)

May 30, 2016

Craftsy — Bring creativity to life with Craftsy (click to link). Online courses enable you to learn at your own pace, re-visit lessons, and connect with other students (265,242 projects available for your browsing).   Hundreds of Craftsy instructors offer beginner – intermediate – advanced courses in: Yarn & Fibre Arts (spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet) Sewing & […]

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Conserving Your Textiles (The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto)

May 25, 2016

If you’re fortunate to be travelling to central Canada this summer, you’ll want to add a visit to The Textile Museum of Canada to your list.  The museum is open 7 days a week in downtown Toronto.  And if a jaunt to Toronto isn’t in your near future, you’ll enjoy the Museum’s website, which includes Online […]

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Membership Application to the Guild (new & renewal)

May 11, 2016

** Membership Renewal Notice ** ** Our membership year is June 1 – May 31. ** Wee reminder: Please note that your current membership will expire on May 31, 2016. To ensure continued access to Guild resources, please renew your membership asap. How to: 1 – Access the GVWSG Membership Application form (click to link) to complete […]

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Craft Council of BC

May 4, 2016

The Guild is an active member of The Craft Council of BC.  Check out the Member Benefits section for a list of all the good things available to guild members through CCBC. For all the news and updates, click happenings in craft!  You can also follow CCBC on social media and the blog.

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Our Social Fabric (textile recycling initiative)

May 1, 2016

  Our Social Fabric is a non-profit Vancouver group that helps recycle excess fabric from manufacturers, the movie industry, and more. Through monthly sales, we put the fabric into the hands of creators in our community. For more info contact us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com   Why Textiles? Textiles are one the most common household items and represent a […]

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2017 July – ANWG Northwest Weavers’ Conference (Victoria BC)

April 20, 2016

About the Conference The Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds, ANWG, is an umbrella organization for weavers’ guilds from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and western Canada including Alaska and the Yukon and east as far as Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana. ANWG has sponsored a biennial weavers’ conference hosted by one or more member Guilds since […]

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Textiles from the Time of King David Found in Ancient Israeli Mine (Fox News Science)

February 26, 2016

For your reading pleasure ….. Diggin’ it in Ancient Israel (click to link) source:  FaceBook    

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