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The Arts Council supports artists in the Slocan Valley to encourage a vibrant arts community.
The Slocan Valley Threads Guild is a society of people active in any of the fibre arts — spinning, dyeing, weaving, basket making, sewing, knitting, and possibly more.
Over the years the member grant has been used to bring in a guest artist/instructor for a special workshop and talk, purchase equipment for use of members at the Guild, and to support a series of classes organized and taught by guild members, offered to the public through Slocan Valley Recreation.
As a registered society, we are responsible for maintenance of the former schoolhouse building on Perry’s Back Road at Hwy 6. This is where we meet, hold classes, get together for members’ activity days, and keep our library. We improve the building each year, according to fund-raising success.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from April until October, 7 — 9 pm and during the winter, every 2nd Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 at the Guild building. We deal with the business as quickly as possible, to get to the best part – sharing our current projects and fibre interests.
At meetings we also arrange Member Days. These are informal get-togethers to share knowledge, materials, and use of the building. (Especially great for dye projects!)
Annual membership is $10 per calendar year. To join, either come to a monthly meeting or contact membership coordinator Lois Lawrence at 250-226-7213 or Sharon Block at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is found at http://slocanvalleythreadsguild.wordpress.com.