One of the main purposes of the Guild of Canadian Weavers is "To prepare and set examinations at designated periods for the benefit of those wishing to qualify for the four stages of regular membership in the Guild".
While anyone may join the Guild, only successful candidates go beyond being "Weaving Members". This is a testing program not a teaching program. The four stages are: Basic, Intermediate, Senior, and Master.
For complete information on the Tests, you can download the complete GCW Tests Requirements Booklet:
Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or later to download these PDF documents.
Download the GCW Tests Requirements Booklet in PDF format.
FREE: if you don't already have it, you'll need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the test forms above.
If you have any questions please contact: Sandra Fearon - Test Administrator
You may send a cheque or money order along with your testings samples or pay using PayPal prior to your testing samples being submitted.
Testing Fees will be increasing by $10.00 in 2017, due to increased postage rates.
Basic Testing Fee $75.00 + 2.48 PayPal fee
Intermediate Testing Fee $100.00 + 3.20 PayPal fee
Senior Testing Fee $125.00 + 3.93 PayPal fee
Master Weaver Testing Fee $250.00 + 7.55 PayPal fee