SUNSHINE COAST SPINNERS & WEAVERS GUILD
Our guild began with a focus on the arts of spinning and weaving. Over the years members’ interests expanded to include many more of the fibre arts – knitting, dyeing and felting being some. If it is fibre-related, there is probably a guild member exploring and creating in that realm. Join us!
Our meetings offer time for socializing, library access, a guest speaker or program, a business meeting and Show and Tell, when members share their latest fibre arts creation or learning. Bring your lunch.
St John’s United Church, lower level hall, 5085 Davis Bay Rd, Sechelt 11:30am – 3:00pm September through June
First Monday of the month. (second Monday, if first is a statutory holiday)
These informal gatherings to spin, knit, share and learn are held twice a month: Third Tuesday of the month:
Meet in a guild member’s home.
Coffee & tea are provided, bring your own lunch Last Thursday of the month at “the Yurts”:
FibreWorks Studio, 12287/89 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park. Potluck lunch, bring something to share.
Alexis provides coffee & tea. Suggested donation of $3
An opportunity for aspiring, beginning and experienced weavers to work with Master weaver and teacher, Mary Bentley, at “the Yurts”:
Wednesdays 9:30am – 4:30pm — Spring through Fall — drop In fee $10 FibreWorks Studio, 12287/89 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park
Each November we host a juried sale of member’s fibre art at the Sechelt Arts Centre. This is a fund-raising event, with our Guild collecting a commission on each item sold. These proceeds fund our programs, workshops, library, equipment purchases and artist grants.
Members may borrow from our selection of looms, spinning wheels, carders, combs, spindles , etc. A full equipment list is on our website.Membership in the SCSWG is $30 per year, with the membership year beginning September 1.
Benefits of membership:
Attendance at our regular meetings and spin-ins;
Participation in our annual Fibres Plus Sale;
Receipt of monthly newsletter (sent by email; paper copy available on request);
Borrowing privileges from the Guild library;
Borrowing privileges for Guild equipment;
Support, encouragement, and collegiality among a wonderful group of fibre artists.
Memberships can be obtained or renewed at any of our regular meetings, first Monday of the month (with some exceptions). See Meetings and Spin-ins for date of next meeting.
For more information, email the Guild here.