Archive & Guild Projects
Who we are?
The Sheep Creek Weavers Fibre Arts Guild started as a dream of five women, in the Millarville, Turner Valley, and Black Diamond area, driven by their need to create in the fibre arts while in the midst of childrearing, work, and natural disasters.
SCW was established in the mid 1970s; a time of revival for the fibre arts. Forty years later, our guild continues to be a community of determined, creative, and supportive members dedicated to the continuance of the fibre arts.
The Sheep Creek Weavers Fibre Arts Guild would like to acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory that includes the Kaina, Siksika, and Piikani Nations as part of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Bearspaw Nation, the Chiniki, and Wesley Nations of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Métis Nation Region 3.
We recognize this land as an act of reconciliation. We acknowledge the traditional territory of those whose land we reside on.
It is not enough, anymore, to say we are welcoming to one and all.
As an Alberta-based Fibre Arts Guild, Sheep Creek Weavers is
making a real and dedicated effort to effect systemic change.
We stand together and demand better of ourselves and our world.
SCW 2023 Show at the Leighton Centre
Planning has begun for the SCW Fibre Arts Show for the summer of 2023 at the Leighton Art Centre.
2021 SCW Out my Window project
SCW organized a group project to build community and celebrate our collective love of fibre.
"Out my Window" celebrates resilience in the face of a pandemic. Individual members quilted their view. We could not come together physically by we could share our personal experiences while we sheltered in place. These individual stories were quilted onto five panels of hand-dyed fabric reflecting the colours of our Alberta landscape.
2020 SCW wild rose project
SCW created a 'Wild Rose' room-divider as a project for the Canadian Craft Federation 2020 Year of Craft and as a reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic. Guild members found themselves divided from each other but woven together through a mutual passion for the fibre arts. The Alberta Wild Rose was the starting place for guild members to interpret, in their own unique way, creating a rose using their chosen medium.
The roses were woven into a room-divider using hand-spun yarn and local fleece.