Tools & Resources

by Susan Heming


GVWSG Members’ Fibre-Related Blogs

Megan Adam  Megan communicates for a living, plays music for pleasure, and fill the rest of her waking minutes with
love, craft and art.

Louisa Chadwick  Dancing in that grey area somewhere between middle and old age. Enjoying the journey. Lost in fibres.

Colleen Dy  Colleen knits, spins, sews, weaves, reads, shops and parents of course!

Britta Fluevog  Britta uses the relationship of textiles to social justice to create a working method in which to
start material explorations.

Dale Friend Fibres Plus sells equipment and supplies for weaving, spinning and basket weaving, both new and pre-loved. We feature Ashford, Leclerc, Lendrum, Louet, Merlin Tree Hitch Hiker, Schacht and Brassard cottons and Tencel.  You will find all manner of quirky, fun things, both vintage and new while playing in our little shop.

Beryl Hickinbottom  Beryl has over 30 years of experience in the weaving industry.  Her multi-cultural life experience; born in England, spending years in Malaysia and living in a multicultural British Columbia inspires Beryl to produce exquisite hand-woven garments.

Lynsey Jack  Lynsey thanks you for stopping by and delving into her repository of all things fiber. In a nutshell, you’ll find posts about knitting, spinning, felting and dyeing with the odd bit of history and literature too. Enjoy!

Karen Jones  A site about anything but textiles, at present.

Adele Jones-Venables  Knitting, spinning, dyeing, creating.

Sandra Micovic
Sandra’s inspirations, designs and creations.

Amanda Milne  All you need to know about Knit City!!! Scheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2017!

Barbara Mitchell  Barbara is a weaver and spinner based in Vancouver who has a strong passion for textiles and fibres, which extends to the people and cultures that make, wear, and use the textiles.

Elizabeth Murdoch In her textile practice Elizabeth Murdoch stands in the corridor between past and future; learning old, enduring skills to apply in traditional ways or translate into current perspectives. Textile techniques offer Elizabeth a wide-ranging medium to make wearables, illustrate stories or communicate important issues.

Morgan Nahanee  Morgan is a wife, mother and certified Optician by day, and designer and weaver by night.

Jay Rudolph is a local artist and owner/designer/fabricator of Pear Shaped Designs; created with the idea of merging modern design with traditional craft techniques. A graduate of the Textile Arts program at Capilano University, Jay’s focus is tapestry and woven shibori fabric. She also studies bobbin lace, has the recognition of her peers in that field and now gives workshops privately, through community centres and at conferences.

Jo Skinner  Sanjo Silk brings you silk yarn and silk blends from around the world. For weaving, knitting, felting, spinning, when you want the best quality yarns and fibres, Sanjo has what you need in natural and ready-to-dye yarns and fibre.

Diana Sanderson  The Silk Weaving Studio is a working studio and retail shop on Granville Island where several weavers produce and sell hand-dyed silk garments. We also sell: scarves, shawls, hats, lingerie, jewelry, yarns and fibers.


Complex Weavers’ GuildSite dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving.

Griswold On-line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related TopicsSite is an on-line digital archive of documents on weaving, basketry, lace and related subjects.

Handweavers’ Guild of America, dedicated to encouraging excellence, inspiring creativity, and preserving fibre traditions through education.

Most Worshipful Company of Weavers (UK) Presents a glossary of textile terms.

Spinning & Weaving Group, SWG is a collective of independent retail and wholesale business owners, teachers, designers, and other professionals that support spinners and weavers everywhere! SWG is a product segment group of The National NeedleArts Association, a trade association for the needlearts of knitting, crochet, stitching, spinning, and weaving. SWG is the organizing body of Spinzilla, an international spinning event that occurs the first full week of October.

SweetGeorgia Showpodcast that explores the sweet spot between colour, craft, and creativity. The podcast is hosted by Felicia Lo, founder and creative director of SweetGeorgia Yarns.

The National Association of Handweavers is a non-profit organization for everyone interested in weaving. Our purpose is to preserve and develop hand weaving traditions. Our website presents a wide range of information in Swedish, including regional activities and calendars, courses and travel, and links. Although our draft of the month feature, Månadens Väv,  is also in Swedish, non-Swedish speakers might find it interesting.

WeaveZine — This is where you can find the archived articles from WeaveZine, the one-time online magazine for weavers. WeaveZine is no longer in production, but as weaving is timeless, so is the content within this archive.

Selvedge, British magazine, bi-monthly publication for interior textile and fashion designers. Bookshop. List of stockists. Links to related sites.

Textile Museums

McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec — The McCord Museum actively enriches its collections through donations of objects, photographs and documents, illustrating life in Montreal, Quebec and Canada.  on-line collections

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC — Exhibits, collections, calendars, and programs from the museum specializing in First Nations culture.  on-line collection

Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.