Welcome

Welcome to the Greater Vancouver Spinners and Weavers’ Guild! Founded in 1935, we have over 100 members all over the Greater Vancouver area.

Our purpose is to:

  • promote, encourage and improve the art and craft of weaving and spinning.
  • provide an opportunity for the sharing of knowledge, skill and ideas among the guild members.
  • emphasize the importance of achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards of excellence in all work.
  • collect current literature and other materials relating to the art and craft of weaving, spinning and dyeing and to make these available to all members of the guild.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving or related fibre arts, and new members are very welcome. Click here to join us!

The Guild has a variety of rental equipment available to members. Our library is well-stocked with over 900 recent and historical books, journals, and DVDs about textile arts, including weaving, spinning, dying, and knitting.

We host workshops and special interest study groups are arranged to appeal to beginners as well as more advanced weavers and spinners. The Guild sponsors lectures, shows, demonstrations and exhibitions to promote and support weaving and spinning in the greater Vancouver area including Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and other suburbs.

Our meetings include Show & Tell and Programs provided by members, local specialists, and prominent international craftspeople. We also host regular informal get-togethers, and publish a monthly newsletter for our members.

The Guild is run by a volunteer board, which takes its direction from the interests, activities, and volunteer initiatives of the membership. Our governance documents can be found here.