The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild was founded in 1953 with Mary Sandin as the first president. Mary Sandin was famous for co-editing Loom Music with Ethel Henderson from 1944 to 1965, as well as teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts and helping to found the Guild of Canadian Weavers and its tests. The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild is still very active with 145 members.
The Edmonton Guild has its present home in the Prince of Wales Armouries in Edmonton. The Armouries is a lovely heritage building, housing among other residents, the Archives of the City of Edmonton. Four weaving workshops meet bi-weekly, as well as two spinning groups. From the Get Sett group (organized by students of a basic weaving course) to the More Than Four, which studies complex weaves, there is something for every weaver in this guild.
In addition to workshops the Guild holds 5 general meetings a year at which invited speakers share their knowledge and expertise in various facets of the fibre arts’ field. Basic and intermediate tuition is offered to members and the public, as well as one-day workshops which have proved to be popular. From time to time seminars lasting 3 to 5 days are taught by internationally recognized weavers.
Membership is $50.00 a year which includes use of our extensive library, Webs & Wheels (our newsletter), access to our well equipped studio, the study groups, and meetings. Members also have opportunities to demonstrate and to enter your creations in our annual Guild Sale.
For information about joining the Edmonton Weavers’ Guild contact:
Fran Ferrier Rep
1066 Carter Crest Road
Edmonton AL T6R 2K2