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The Art of Warmth: Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild

Enjoy the variety of works that Surrey’s talented artists and artisans can make with fibre!

Back for another season, the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild enliven the Surrey Arts Centre with their vibrant, cozy textiles that beckon you to come in from the fall breeze outside.

Through felting, knitting, hand spinning, and weaving, Guild members create an abundance of beloved items for the home and the wardrobe. Artworks span the full range of the medium, from traditional items such as Coast Salish blankets and silk scarves to elaborate tapestries and even a vest made entirely of dog hair! Each garment, accessory, and decoration is made by hand using both classical and modern techniques.

Artists: Mikolt Brown, Jacqueline Chong, Elke Denhart, Linda Fosti, Heather Gilbertson, Donna Hunter, Linda Kunster, Triss Matthews, Marian McDowell, Joan Miller, Barbara Mitchell, Ann Rabas, Margaret Rose, Joan Rosin, Lynne Russell, Carol Strauss

About Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild

The Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild is a local organization that celebrates weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, felting, and knitting. The Guild was founded in 1966 and is currently based at the Museum of Surrey, where members volunteer for the Textile department. At monthly meetings, guild members cultivate their love of designing and crafting a variety of textiles that start with fibre, yarn, or other materials through workshops with local and international instructors, talks, and other programs. Each November, the Guild also holds an annual showcase of purchasable items and demonstrations at Fibre Flare held at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.

Image credit: Donna Hunter, hand-felted jacket, 2017. Photo courtesy of artist.