Northern Fibres Guild
Fibre-Optics: Inspiration to Creation
Members of Northern Fibres Guild practice an incredibly diverse range of fibre arts. Fibre-Optics: Inspiration to Creation showcases the skills and work of individual members, and includes samples of work created during recent Northern Fibres Guild workshops. Workshops presented by the Guild in the past two years include indigo and shibori dyeing, willow weaving, skein painting, loom weaving, spinning, felted landscapes, braided rugs, and Qiviuq fibre.
Northern Fibres Guild is a group who enjoys working with and learning about fibres. Members’ interests are diverse and include all fibre-related activities. The purpose of the guild is to support members in increasing their skills and to provide support and education to the public regarding the fibre arts.
The Northern Fibres Guild had its origins in 1974, when a group of weavers met in October 1974 in Whitehorse to form the Yukon Weaver's Guild. The group held its first workshop a few months later, which was a 3-day workshop on weaving with 4-harness looms. In 1977, the name was changed to the Whitehorse Weavers' and Spinners' Guild. The group continued to diversify to include a broad range of fibre arts and in 1984 the name was changed to the Northern Fibres Guild, which was adopted along with a new constitution.