Volunteer Opportunities April and May 2023

John Walter Museum, Kinsman Park, Monday, April 10, 2023  10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Four weavers or spinners are wanted to animate the space during the Easter Egg Hunt. A display of craft and some basic demonstrations would be great.  Wool, drop spindles and carders are available on-site. Please contact pastpresident@edmontonweavers.org and indicate if you want to weave or spin.


Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre, 9649 71 Avenue, Thursday, April 20, 2023  6:15 p.m.

Weaving themed coffee get-together.  This will be a brief event.  Two weavers are asked to come with a small table loom to show how a loom works, and display some items. We have one person but need a second person to share the experience.

Contact pastpresident@edmontonweavers.org


Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association, Duggan Community Hall, 3728-106 St on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wood Carvers are holding their 37th Annual Show. There will be vendors, carving displays and shows along with a carvers garage sale. Admission is free, donations appreciated, from the public. A concession is also available.

EWG has been invited to provide a demonstration for weaving, spinning, felting, etc on Saturday April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm. If you would like to take part in this great event, please contact Arlene  no later than April 19. A full day is not required, a few hours would be appreciated.

EWG members have shared space with this club at many events, The Deep Freeze Festival and The Ukrainian Village, to name a few, we are the only other local guild invited to attend. please consider helping out for a few hours,

Contact arlenef@shaw.ca



Gathering Threads, Expo Centre on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two shifts, morning and afternoon.  Please confirm by Tuesday, April 25.

Contact pastpresident@edmontonweavers.org.

EWG Out and About

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

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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