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Guild History

The Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild was established in 1973 to offer a focus for spinners and weavers of the Okanagan to exchange information and ideas and to promote excellence in spinning and weaving.

 

Since then, the Guild has expanded to include all forms of fibre arts. The Guild's mandate is to share our vast knowledge and to educate our members and the public in the appreciation of these traditional skills.

The Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for every artist. We hold a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and look for ways to enhance these goals.

Resources for Fibre Artists

At our studio, which is open to drop-ins on a weekly basis and to members during Rotary Centre hours, we have a wide variety of equipment available for use and rental by members. Consult the full list of available tools, including spinning wheels, here.

Our guild library is home to current, rare and out of print texts, and reference guides for all kinds of fibre and textile art forms. You can browse our collection here.

Textile Art reference books

Our Programs

In addition to working groups, general meetings, classes and workshops, our guild has plenty of ways for members to participate.

Community Calendar