Delores Churchill’s Haida Gwaii Harvesting, Weaving and Cultural Immersion

Paula Varnell is the eldest granddaughter of Master Haida Weaver Delores Churchill and the coordinator for her upcoming Haida Gwaii Spruce Root Harvesting, Weaving and Cultural Immersion, taking place July 20th-28th, 2018.  An invitation is extended to members of the guild that may have an interest in Haida basketry and culture. Attached  are the Brochure, Instructors Bio, and Booking Form for you to share.

Brochure and Registration Form

Instructors and Weavers

May 14-20 – Friday Fibre Friends at the ArtSea Gallery, Sidney
Friday Fibre Friends
May 14-20 (This week!)
At the ArtSea Gallery, Tulista Park, Lochside and Weiler, Sidney, BC.
Open 10am-4pm Daily
May Drop-in: May 24, 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Join in to share your skills and meet other members. Bring your spinning, knitting, baskets to work on. Bring your questions – we will all pitch in to help you answer them.

As well as the usual visiting and activities, we’ll be putting together a team and practicing to compete for the Salt Spring Island Sheep to Shawl competition in July. If you’re interested in ‘auditioning’ for the team, let Brenda know at the Drop In

Community Living Victoria, 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria

ANWG newsletter

ANWG newsletter is available online at

Particularly have a look at the new Members Gallery– we are the FIRST guild to be featured with photos from this year’s Spin In. 🙂


Willow Weaving 2


May 26 and 27, 2018

Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to 3:30 pm

Number of Students: minimum 3, maximum 10

For those who have completed Willow Weaving I or who have some experience with basket weaving, Johanne Byskov will lead you in a two-day workshop to create a large willow basket, incorporating more advanced weaving patterns.  Materials will be supplied. Please bring clippers and your lunch.

Cost: $75 for Guild members, $135 for non-members

To register visit