Additional Spinning and Weaving Education

A number of guilds as well as private teachers offer lessons in weaving and spinning. OHS does not endorse any of those listed below.

Guilds Offering Instruction

Burlington Weavers and Spinners Guild
Burr House Weavers and Spinners
Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild

Kitchener-Waterloo Weavers and Spinners Guild
Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Guild
Nottawasaga Guild (Alliston area)

Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild

Pottawatomi Guild of Weavers and Spinners of Grey and Bruce Counties
Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild
Sarnia Handweavers and Spinners Guild
Sudbury and District Weavers and Spinners
Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners Guild

Workshops and Courses

The following members offer courses in various aspects of fibre. Please click on a name below, to see more details of their expertise and how to get in touch with them:

Wendy E. Bateman – Spinning
Harriet Boon – Spinning, Natural dyes
Inge Dam – Tablet (card) weaving
Valerie Davis – Kumihimo
Patricia Gilles – Spinning
Diane Gonthier – Felting, Spinning
Lisa Graves – Weaving
Laurie Harkin-Chiasson – Kumihimo
Carol James– Sprang, Fingerweaving
Julia Lee– Spinning
Susi Reinink – Weaving
Terryl Ryan Basketry, Colour theory
Karen Shields – Weaving
Beth Showalter– Spinning
Jette Vandermeiden – Weaving

If you are a member of OHS and would like to be included on the Instructors List, please submit your contact and workshop/course information by emailing it to: and/or