Fibre Connectivity: A Collection of Flags – Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers

Fibre Connectivity: A Collection of Flags – Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers

Fibre Connectivity: A Collection of Flags – Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers

Fibre Connectivity: A Collection of Flags is a collaborative group project by the Lethbridge Weavers, demonstrating not only the interconnections in the act of weaving itself, but those that weaving creates between our members. These connections link us to contemporary and historical textile production as we weave as a group; linking us to each other and to our friends and family through our craft. Finally, the act of weaving connects us to ourselves, whether it be to our creative selves or to our inner spiritual being. Each flag showcases the individuality of its weaver through colour, texture, embellishment, and pattern.

Bio:

Since 1949 the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild has practiced and promoted historic and contemporary weaving techniques and other fibre arts such as spinning, felting and knitting through in- house educational programs, mentoring and demonstrations at community festivals.

Initially, 16 box looms were purchased from Eaton’s for everyone to use. In 1954, Guild members saved labels from soup cans and when they turned their labels in to the Campbell Company they received $165 to purchase a floor loom. Today, the Guild owns over ten floor looms and several smaller looms used for teaching and sampling. The Lethbridge Guild has always operated as a co-operative in that all the looms are owned by the Guild and set up with common warps for all members to use. Guild members work together to plan group projects such as scarves, afghans, tea towels and place mats, and then to prepare the loom for weaving.

In 2005 the Guild received international recognition from Interweave Press when it won the Fiberhearts Award for the unique plan it submitted to develop a mentorship program.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:April 16, 2022  -  June 4, 2022

Location:Casa - Concourse Gallery

Casa 2023 Winter Program Guide in purple with a snowy owl in front of a full moon.

Casa Program Guide

The Casa Program Guide is produced three times a year; Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Inside the guide find listings for the upcoming class and workshop schedule, upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery, information about artists in residence and seasonal events in the building. Program guides are free. Pick-up guides at Casa or at facilities throughout the city.