Fonds 020 Peace Country Spinners & Weavers fonds

Peace Country Spinners & Weavers fonds. — 1984 – 2000. — 12 cm of textual records.


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Agency History

The Peace Country Spinners and Weavers Society was formed in 1984 “to promote communication, education and stimulation in the fibre arts, specifically spinning, weaving and associated handcrafts, in the Peace Region of Canada; and to promote the development of higher standards” in these arts. The society is an inspirational and educational encouragement to spinners, weavers and dyers in their craft. Member clubs included Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Dixonville, Fairview, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Girouxville, Grande Prairie, Hines Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Lake Saskatoon, Peace River, St. Isadore, Tumbler Ridge and Valleyview, some of which no longer exist.
The society sends out quarterly newsletters with reports from individual clubs throughout the Peace Country, techniques and samples of the craft, news from Art Shows and conferences, artists’ profiles, membership lists and guild standards. The society also has two conferences per year, meeting at the various clubs for 1 day in the spring and 2 days in the fall.
Founders of the society included Louise Wozniak and Jean James (Grande Prairie), Susan Miller (Beaverlodge), Jane Klem (Dawson Creek), Marlene Noseda (Valleyview), Ruth Buchannen (McLennan), and Gerda Anthony (Fairview).

Custodial History

Records were donated by Joan Yates, society member and newsletter author.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the society’s 1985 constitution & by-laws, originals of their quarterly newsletters and records of the spring and fall conferences.

Table of Contents

Series 020.01Constitution and Bylaws
Series 020.02Newsletters
Series 020.03Conference Records
Series 020.01Constitution and Bylaws. — 1985. — 0.5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws drawn up by the Peace Country Spinners and Weavers in 1985.

Series 020.02Newsletters. — 1984 – 2000. — 9.5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of the original copies of “Threads Along the Peace”, the quarterly newsletter of the Peace Country Spinners and Weavers. The newsletters contain reports from individual clubs throughout the Peace Country, techniques and samples of the craft, news from Art Shows and conferences, artists’ profiles, membership lists and guild standards.

Series 020.03Conference Records. — 1984 – 1986. — 2 cm of textual records.

The series consists of records surrounding the society’s spring and fall conferences: correspondence, announcements, agendas, programmes, descriptions of displays and activities, contracts, reports and questionnaires regarding future conferences. Also included are some craft instructions and advertisements from craft supply businesses.

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