October 13 2018
DON’T MISS OUR BIGGEST SHOW & TELL OF THE YEAR! Most of the items entered in WWG’s Fibers & Beyond Show and Sale on Saturday, October 13, have never been shown before. You, your friends and family are invited to shop and admire fine, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by Whatcom Weavers Guild members. The one-day sale opens at 9 am and runs until 5 pm at Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA.
The Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild members are preparing for our annual show and sale. We are busy weaving, spinning, knitting, and felting “one of a kind” treasures just of you!
A wide variety of handmade items are available for purchase at the Show and Sale held Oct 26th to 28th at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum, 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC.
Please visit our website at https://tswguild.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Beginners’ Spinning Lessons with Sharon Pickard
Sharon will teach beginning spinners to spin worsted and woollen styles. You will learn the art of intentional spinning for each project, you’ll practice spinning, learn about various kids of wheels and how they work, and how to ply. Plus, you’ll enjoy the company of other enthusiasts!
Dates: Mon. Oct. 1, Tues. Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Location: QWSG Studio, Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose St., Qualicum Beach, BC
Time: 9:30-12 AM
Minimum: 4 students. Maximum: 6 students
Each student must bring a spinning wheel.
Cost: $80 plus $20 material fee per QWS Guild member.
$110 plus $20 material fee for non-QWSG members.
QWSG members register by Sept.9, 2018. Registration opens to others on Sept.10. No refunds. We will keep a waiting list so that if you are unable to attend, you can contact the first person on the waiting list.
Out of the Woods
SEPT 8-OCT 27,2018
Maple Ridge, BC
This exhibition encompasses the full scope of the development of textiles, as objects of utility, adornment and pure self-expression. And, while many fabric processes have evolved through technical innovation and global economies, the appreciation for original hand-wrought processes lives on. Formed in 1974, The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild has deep roots in the community of Maple Ridge, and a reputation for excellence in both traditional and innovative textile formats. The theme of their exhibition is allied to the upcoming Textile Society of America’s symposium, which will take place in Vancouver from September 19 – 23.
Whonnock Weavers & Spinners Guild: wwsg.ca
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,2-4PM • FREE EVEN
Friday, Sept 14 12:30-3pm Friday, Oct 12 12:30-3pm
Saturday, Sept 22 12:30-3pm Saturday, Oct 13 12:30-3pm
The ACT Arts Centre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge.
Extreme Warp Makeover
Wed & Thurs, Oct 24 – 25, 2018
We still have space available in the class. Robyn will be teaching this class for RVHG on Wed and Thurs, and presenting a workshop, “Devils in the Details” on Friday, Oct 26. from 5 – 6 pm. Since RVHG was fortunate to receive an ANWG grant for this workshop, the total cost will be only $85.00 including the materials fee and the Friday workshop. Please contact Leanne for more information.
The Spokane Handweavers’ Guild is Celebrating 70 Years of Weaving with a juried show at the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall. The exhibit includes individual and group projects, past and current works. A new installation “Seventy Scarves for 70 Years” is a new group display.
The show is currently open through September 24th, M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA
This celebration is made possible with help from Spokane Arts and ANWG.
Friday August 31- Sunday September 23 2018
Held daily under the west end of the Grandstand – Merchants Building
Friday August 31
Puyallup Valley Knitters
Beyond the Basic Basketry
Saturday September 01
Sunday September 02
Arachne Sheep to Shawl
Monday September 03
Olympia Weavers 4×4
Thursday September 06
Seattle Sheep to Shawl
Friday September 07
Olympia Sheep to Shawl
Saturday September 08
Sunday September 09
Moonspinners Sheep to Shawl
Monday September 10
Wa He Lut School
NW Polymer Guild
Wednesday September 12
Tacoma Weavers Guild Sheep to Shawl
Thursday September 13
Friday September 14
Puyallup Valley Knitters
Beyond Basic Basketry
Saturday September 15
NW Regional Spinners 4x4s
Sunday September 16
Monday September 17
Wednesday September 19
Tacoma Fibercrafts 4x4s
Thursday September 20m
Mt. Rainier Spinners 4x4s
Friday September 21
Tacoma Weavers Guild 4x4s
Beyond the Basic Basketry
Saturday September 22
NW Polymer Guild 4x4s
Sunday September 23
Lacemakers of Puget Sound
More details here:
Registration is now open!
Whatcom Weavers Guild and the Jansen Art Center have teamed up to present an array of textile workshops – everything from felting to card weaving – for this year’s Fibers & Beyond Conference. In addition to leading three of the workshops, John Mullarkey will present this year’s keynote address, “Warping the Fabric of Time” on Wednesday, October 10.
Workshop leaders and offerings:
Patti Barker – Stained Glass Felted Shawl and Collage Nuno Felted Scarf
Caryn Friedlander – Eco Printing: Contact Dyeing with Plants
Liz Moncrief – Surface Design for the Weaver: Warp Painting
John Mullarkey – Ply-Splitting: Braid a Scarf; Tablet Weaving: All Warped Up and Two Sided Delights
Marilyn Olsen – Stitching on Eco-Dyed Fabric
Whatcom Weavers Guild Members – The Many Ways to be Warped and The Joy of Weaving
For complete workshop descriptions and instructions for registering, visit the Jansen Art Center’s website: https://www.jansenartcenter.org/events/fibers-beyond-conference-sale/.
Be sure to join us on Saturday, October 13, for the Fibers & Beyond Sale! See more about the Whatcom Weavers Guild at www.whatcomweaversguild.org.
Chromatic Fantasy: Music, Mathematics, and Magic in Double Weave by Jennifer Moore
September 27 2018 7:30
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athlete’s Way
September 14 – 16, 2018
The Sunshine Coast Weavers and Spinners Guild’s Fibre Camp 2018 marks its 5th Anniversary and the Fibre Camp committee (Doreen, Dianne, Kim and Janice) would love it if you could join us for the fun this year!
We have all the regular events…”Show and Tell”, “My Creative Journey” with our fabulous workshop instructors, “Tea Towel Exchange”, “Mini Sock Yarn Exchange” as well as a new feature… a Book Sale.
Camp registration opens for Guild members on Monday, May 14th and for non-Guild members on Monday, June 4th and you can find all the information you need at the link to our website