Guild Events

Fibers & Beyond Show and Sale – Whatcom Weavers Guild

October 13 2018
Lynden, WA
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.

Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild – Annual show and sale

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.

Learn to Spin on a Wheel – Qualicum Weavers Spinners Guild

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.

For more information, call contact Sharon Pickard, grinsheep@gmail.com, 250-250-248-6306 or email Jackqie or Carol.

Whonnock Weavers & Spinners Guild – Out of the Woods Exhibit

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.
textilesocietyofamerica.org/tsa_symposium/symposium-2018/
Whonnock Weavers & Spinners Guild: wwsg.ca

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,2-4PM • FREE EVEN

Hand-spinning demonstrations:
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.

RVHG – Extreme Warp Makeover workshop

Extreme Warp Makeover
Robyn Spady
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.

Spokane Handweavers’ Guild Show: Celebrating 70 Years of Weaving

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.

Sheep to Shawl and Fiber Demonstrations – Washington State Fair Puyallup

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
Moonspinners 4x4s

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
Arachne 4x4s

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
Arachne 4x4s

Friday September 14
Puyallup Valley Knitters
Beyond Basic Basketry

Saturday September 15
NW Regional Spinners 4x4s

Sunday September 16
Moonspinners 4x4s

Monday September 17
Arachne 4x4s

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:
http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/sheep-to-shawl-and-fiber-demonstrations

Whatcom Weavers Guild – Fibers & Beyond Workshops

Lynden, Washington

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.

Greater Vancouver Weavers Spinners Guild – Memorial Lecture Jennifer Moore

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
Vancouver

Sunshine Coast Weavers and Spinners Guild’s Fibre Camp 2018

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
http://www.fibrecamp.ca