Made by Hand Market
10:00 AM10:00

Made by Hand Market

  • Aberthau Mansion - West Point Grey Community Centre (map)
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1st Annual Summer Market

Come out and support local textile artists.  This market will feature fashion wearables, decor, jewelry, cards, ornaments, and more.  

Don't miss the free workshop!  Lean to make your own little sea-horse.  Begins at 11am!

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Vendors in this years market include:

Deborah Zibrik

Dalia Levy

Amy Felske

Jill Taylor

Jacquie Morgan

Suzy Baker

Leilani King

Janet Harper

Lydia Hiebert

Martha Todd

Susan Lum

Elizabeth McManus


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12:00 PM12:00

Call for Entry: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation

Call for Entry

FibreEssence and the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts are pleased to co-sponsor the tenth exhibition based on a cherry blossom theme.  This has become an annual spring celebration in conjunction with the City of Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival.  The exhibition will once again be held at the beautiful Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver. Works selected will be in size from miniature to no more that 48” in width. Follow the cherry blossom theme using anything from real petals to the suggestion of pink in an abstract design.  Functional objects as well as wall pieces and sculpture in any textile medium/technique are welcome….original work only.

For more info and online registration form click here

To download the form click here

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to Nov 19

East Side Culture Crawl

East Side Culture Crawl

This is a unique event that lets you look inside the studios of artists in East Vancouver.  See the website for a list and map of all the studios

VGFA members Leilani King & Vennie Chou (To Dye For Collection) will be participating in Suzy Baker Design at 1000 Parker Studio.


Thu, Nov 16 from 6-10, Fri,

Nov 17 from 6-10, 

Sat, Nov 18 from 11-6, 

Sun, Nov 19 from 11-6

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2:30 PM14:30

African Mtubdo Fashion Show

20th Century Fashion Influenced by Africa.

African Mtindo with Ivan Sayers.

When: September 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:40pm

Where: Corrigan nature House at Maplewood Flats

Cost: $35.  

For tickets visit or phone 778-997-9442

This fashion show is a fundraiser for WHISCA's Youth Leadership Training program in Kenya.

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Exhibit of works by Deborah Zibrik
to Sep 24

Exhibit of works by Deborah Zibrik

When: September 1-24

Where: Jericho Arts Centre


Deborah's fiber art is primarily inspired by the flora and fauna of the beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforests and ranges from fantastical 3D bugs, intricate thistle inspired lace baskets, goldwork and contemporary fiber collage wall hangings.

She is a Diploma Graduate of City & Guilds (UK) and Harker Creative in Contemporary Embroidery and has exhibited collections and work in juried events.

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Slow Clothes: The Art of Fashion
1:00 PM13:00

Slow Clothes: The Art of Fashion

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5th Annual Fashion Show and Sale

Slow Clothes: the Art of Fashion is a juried fashion show. The Show and Sale feature one of a kind and limited edition clothing and accessories by more than 25 well-known and emerging fibre and jewellery artists from the North Shore and Metro Vancouver. Local artists include: Anne Gudrun, Carolyn Bruce, Chi's Creations, Della Terra Designs, Anni Hunt, MG Designs, Fariba Mirzaie and Alice Philips. 

Slow Clothes, as a philosophy, requires the commitment of the artist to working in an eco friendly way with regards to their choice and processing of materials. Come early to get a good seat to experience this year’s Slow Clothes garments and accessories. Each piece has been individually made, enriched by the hands and hearts of our artists

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archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in Soft Medium
to Oct 2

archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in Soft Medium

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archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium

Opens August 7, 2017 in the Community Art Space on the 3rd Floor of the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, B.C., and runs through October 2, 2017.  Regular gallery hours are Monday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Opening Reception is Friday, August 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with the New West Cultural Crawl that runs over that weekend.

Featured Artists: 

Terry, Mardell and Judy are all SAQA members -- those at the first WC Regional Retreat in May will remember Judy's in-depth, informative and fun seminar on colour.  Among other accomplishments, Terry and Mardell both have pieces currently touring with My Corner of the World: Canada.

The title is intriguing...the artists are talented...if you live in or will be visiting the area in August or September, be sure to take in "archiTEXTURE"!

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(IN)Finite: Textile Exhibition
to Jun 4

(IN)Finite: Textile Exhibition

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A detail of Trinity by Judy Martin.  Sheguiandah, Ontario

A detail of Trinity by Judy Martin.  Sheguiandah, Ontario

Exhibition Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12 to 5pm

Closed Saturday June 3rd.

This free exhibition marking the 6oth anniversary of the Anglican Foundation of Canada features thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The works span from new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices to radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation. The work of these artists offers insight into the significant role cloth plays in the Canadian contemporary spiritual landscape.

Displayed in Christ Church Cathedral’s chancelthe exhibition was organized by Thomas Roach and supported by a curating circle (Debra Sparrow, Salish weaver; Barbara Heller, tapestry weaver; and Angela Clarke, curator) who selected work from submissions from across the country.

An impressive array of traditional and innovative textile media and processes are included: tapestry and jacquard weaving; piecing and quilting; hand and machine stitching; dyeing and printing; embroidery and embellishment. The work reveals that spiritual conversations in textiles are an important means through which Canadian artists seek inspiration both artistically and spiritually.

Whether these artists are challenging their concepts of the unknown and the immensity of the cosmos, or looking inward to engage in private meditations, they find in their work a means to contemplate the world around them, participate in the act of creation, and engage in prayer.

Please join us and become part of this spiritual conversation in textiles.


Kaija Rautiainen, Vancouver, BC
HilaryRice, Stirling, ON
Lorraine Ross, Calgary, AB
Iris Rountree, Winnipeg, MB
Katie Stein Sather, Maple Ridge, BC
Robb Schinnour, Burnaby, BC
Shamina Senaratne, Port Moody, BC
Joan Taylor, Richmond, BC
Maggie Tchir, Nelson, BC
Judy Villett, New Westminster, BC
Sheila Wex, Vancouver, BC
Janet Wheeler, Vancouver, BC

Artists Included in the exhibition:
Terry Aske, New Westminster, BC
Karen Brodie, Golden, BC
Linda Coe Vancouver, BC
Penny Connell, Gibsons, BC
Denise de Jose, Tappen, BC
Melanie Delva, Vancouver, BC
Bryony Dunsmore, Nanaimo, BC
Karen Fowler, High River, AB
Murray Gibson, Antigonish, NS
Trish Graham, New Westminster, BC
Elma Harder, Burnaby, BC
Kathy Kinsella, Blind Bay, BC
JudyMartin, Sheguiandah, ON



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