Volunteer Opportunities September 2023

There are two opportunities for EWG members to do public demonstrations in September. To volunteer in any time slot (or for more info) email: demos@edmontonweavers.org

Strathcona Community League Open House and Folk Music Festival on Sunday, September 17 from 2-7 pm.

Last year, we did demonstrations in our parking lot and it was a roaring success!

This may be the easiest demonstration you’ll ever volunteer for. Fibre Mart is happening on the same day (from 1 to 3 pm), so most of us will already be at the guild!

Like last year, there will be live music and food trucks. The building will be open the whole time. Let’s plan to do some demos outside in the party atmosphere, from 2 to 5 pm. If it’s an especially beautiful afternoon and anyone wants to stay until 6 pm.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Alberta Avenue Arts District (118 Ave. between 90 and 95 St.) on September 15, 16 and 17.  They invite EWG members to do demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting and/or felting.

Arts on the Ave puts on the Deep Freeze Festival every February, where we have participated in demonstrations. Yes, it is the same weekend as our upcoming General Meeting on Saturday, September 16, and Fibre Mart which is Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17, and the demonstrations at Strathcona Community League on Sunday the 17th. I informed the organizers that we have previous commitments.  That being said, it is a well-organized festival, and they treat their volunteers very well. If you would like to volunteer to do a little demo on Friday evening from 7-9 pm, or any time Saturday between 12-9 pm, or Sunday any time 12-6 pm, they will welcome you with enthusiasm, and feed you all you can eat.

Please email  demos@edmontonweavers.org by Sunday September 10, so I can let the organizers know.

EWG Out and About

Guild members captured the interest of shoppers with their spinning and weaving at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.

Click here to see more photos.

Guidelines for Volunteering

  1. Please come to the venue on time with all your materials and equipment.
  2. Bring your own equipment or arrange for pickup of EWG equipment.Remember to bring EWG promotional materials: class flyers, bookmarks, postcard, and sale flyers when they are available.
  3. EWG has the following items available to borrow for demos:
    1. demo loom
    2. demo spinning wheel
    3. signage and publicity materials
    4. a bin of drop spindles and roving
    5. the lovely Tess, a visual display of our talents.
  4. Volunteers should wear their EWG name tags.
  5. You are representing the EWG. You may just work at your craft, or if you are more outgoing you may want to talk with interested people to promote the EWG, our classes, study groups, activities and Annual Sale.
  6. If you wish to sell your items at a venue you need to contact the venue as an individual.
  7. To borrow any of the demo items, to request a name tag, or ask questions, please contact demos@edmontonweavers.org