Friday, August 19, 2016

Maiwa Supply is open at Maiwa East


has relocated to MAIWA EAST for the month of August 2016
while we finish renovations.

Please visit us at:
1310 Odlum Dr.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Open 10-5 7 days a week.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Inside the MasterMind of Pattern

Describing Jane Callender, Selvedge Magazine has said, "her attention to detail, the exactness of her application, and the control of her materials and techniques have resulted in richly decorative works of extraordinary refinement." Indeed, given the growing popularity of indigo and shibori resist techniques, the work of Jane Callender is increasingly being held up as exemplary. Her works are now iconic—showing just how far a dedicated artist can go. 

And now, Jane has taken her masterwork in pattern and combined it with a distinct palette of natural dyes. We are very excited to be able to offer a Masterclass with Jane. A class in which she will take students deep into the heart of pattern, indigo, and now for the first time, into natural dyes. Jane is in high demand for her workshops in France and also closer to her home in the UK, this is one of the few opportunities to study with her in North America. 

We have two spaces left, but we don't think they will last long.

Issue #65 of Selvedge Magazine; "Immersed in Indigo" featuring Jane Callender

Issue #65 of Selvedge Magazine, "Immersed in Indigo" featuring Jane Callender

Monday, July 4, 2016

Amazing Yarn Shipment from Japan

Up in the Maiwa Loft we've just pulled the packing tape off some pretty amazing yarns. There were lots of oohs and ahhhs as we pulled out yarns made of wool, linen, silk, cotton, stainless steel, and paper. These form the basis of Setsuko Torii's workshop - Yarn Aesthetic. There was all this, and then we found that Setsuko had included a special set of spindles for each participant of the class. What lucky students!

As of this posting there are four spaces left in the class. It runs two days, October 20 and 21st. But after these pictures we don't think those spots will last long. So if you have a desire to work with one of the best yarn architects alive, this is the workshop for you.

Setsuko Torii founded AVRIL with Masami Fukui in 1992. For over thirty years AVRIL has been a leading centre for yarn and knit innovation. Torii launched her own brand “SETSUKO TORII” in 2012. Over the years Setsuko has received international recognition as one of the leading designers of both yarns and garments for Habu Textiles. The Habu aesthetic is deeply tied to the notion of slow clothes: “We carry ‘slow’ materials, not flashy, not necessarily pretty, not cheap, not easy, but those that will give a soul to the fabrics.” Setsuko Torii has dedicated her life to making such materials sing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

School of Textiles - Registration Success

Registration line-up shortly after 8am on June 20th 2016.

Registration opening day was bright and sunny. While in the lineup people worked on their textiles and many of them were pretty impressive.

We have just consolidated all the available spaces in the 2016 Fall Session and put everything online. If your favourite workshop is already full, please call and ask to be added to the waiting list. People's plans change and some spaced do occasionally become available.

See all available workshops here:

A big thank-you to all of our volunteers and staff who helped make this registration one of the smoothest ever!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fall Workshop Registration opens June 20th

The School of Textiles is ready for the registration opening for the Fall 2016 workshops, lectures, and events. We've put our "tips for successful registration" up on our new site:

You can also find complete listings of our 2016 fall workshops:

And all of our lectures and events:

2016 is looking fabulous!
Join us for a year to remember.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Indigo Social in the Westender

Maiwa's own Sophena Kwon has been making (blue) waves with her Indigo Social. She held two at Maiwa East in April. She is in the middle of two more right now (the second sold-out event is tonight) she has two scheduled for July and plans for more after that.

Jennifer Scott of the Westender, a Vancouver newspaper, wrote a feature on the Indigo Social in its most recent issue, The story is illustrated with wonderful photographs by Brit Gill.

Here is a link to the online version:
Designer Files: Getting Social with Indigo. 

Interested in the Indigo Social? Full details can be found at

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Textiles of the Banjara - UK Book Launch and Exhibition.

Maiwa has partnered with Joss Graham Gallery on two events as
part of a UK book launch for Textiles of the Banjara. 


Seminar and special viewing  Saturday 21st May 2 - 5pm
Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin of Maiwa Handprints. authors of the the book Textiles of the Banjara, will give a presentation of their work of over twelve years researching and reviving the traditional embroidery of the Banjara in India. 
Discussion, handling session, gallery tour and book signing. 
Places are limited so please call the gallery to book: cost £20

Private View and book signing  Tuesday 24th May 6 - 9pm
Charllotte and Tim will be present to sign copies of their book. 

Join us for the opening of the exhibition  
Exhibition runs from 25th May - 30th July, 2016

JOSS GRAHAM GALLERY 10 Eccleston Street  London SW1W 9LT  
tel:+44 (0)20 7730 4370

Thursday, May 5, 2016

20% Off for Mother's Day Weekend

Happy Mother's Day!

Treat yourself and all the wonderful women in your life to 20% off
everything in our main store on Granville Island.

Clothing, jewellery, bags, scarves and shawls – everything is on sale for this special weekend.

Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th – 10am - 7pm

Sale applies to items purchased in store only.
Cannot be combined with other offers.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Up to 50% Off Furniture at Maiwa East

Maiwa East is Renovating!

Don't miss this chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind
piece of furniture at up to 50% off.

May 5th - 20th.

Visit us:
Thurs. to Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 11am - 5pm

1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC
1 Block East of Clark, 3 blocks North of 1st.

Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Spring Bedding Collection in Store!

Spring has arrived with a burst of colour!
Our spring collection is now beautifully displayed in store. Handwoven cotton, hand stitched, patchwork blankets – lay them out at home, at the beach, or for the perfect picnic.