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January 2019

Alpaca Ontario Fibre Arts Competition

January 15 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
West Niagara Agricultural Centre, 7402 Mud St.,
Grassie, L0R 1M0
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$5.00

There are 6 categories in this fibre arts competition: Handknitting, Handspinning, Weaving, Crochet, Felting and Novelty.  Anyone can enter, however each item must be comprised of at least 50% alpaca fibre.  Natural or dyed fibres are accepted.  Ribbons and monetary prizes are awarded up to 3rd place.  See the website for entry forms and description cards.  Deadline for entry is March 30, 2019.

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March 2019

Spinning Techniques – Pet Fibre

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin fibre from a beloved pet into luxury yarn. This class will cover washing and preparing fibre, spinning techniques and possible end uses. We'll work with dog fibre in class; bring cat fibre if you have it. Fibre from other types of pets is welcome - we'll see what we can do with it!

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Lichen Dyeing

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Beginners Samplers. Spun and wool roving, silk, cotton - $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class. Instructor Faye Jacobs.

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Lichen Dyeing for Intermediate Weavers and All Spinners

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$119.00 – $140.00

Bring your handspun and or warps (still on warping boards) ready to wrap. Then dye in the amazing colours that lichen produces. This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare. $7.00 paid to instructor at class for supplies. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Lichen Dyeing Parent and Child (6-14) Tie-Dye

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Two silk scarves together. These colours will amaze you. This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare - $7.00 paid to instructor at class. Two silk scarves - $15.00 paid to instructor at class.

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April 2019

Spinning Techniques – Camelids

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 George St.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin camelid family fibres including alpaca, llama and camel.

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The Magic of Indigo and How It Works

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Clamping and tying your own silk or cotton scarf. Each scarf - $7.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Sew, Roll, Scrunch, Tie, Knot and Play with Indigo

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$119.00 – $140.00

Silk, cotton, wool for take home samples - $10.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. There will be yardage available for purchase at class. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Parent and Child (age 6 – 14) The Magic of Indigo

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$68.00 – $80.00

Two for the price of one. Two silk scarves - $20.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. Other sizes of silk and cotton scarves will be available for purchase. Instructor Faye Jacobs.

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May 2019

Spinning Techniques – Plant Fibres

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin plant fibres including cotton, flax and hemp.

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June 2019

Eco-Printing with plants & natural dyes

June 8 - June 9
River House Studio, 843 Stoco Rd RR$
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 Canada
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$270.00 – $470.00

Summer workshops in the barn, in June 8 – 9, 2019 For all workshop information, visit martamouka.com Explore the fascinating process of creating fabricswith native plants, how to use plant material as a resist andhow to discharge natural dyes. June 8 – 9, 2019Two-day workshop will cover: how to choose and prepare plants for printing • processes for mordanting protein and cellulose fabrics with natural metal salts • techniques using tannins and other additives to enhance your prints • different procedures of…

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Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way
Fenelon Falls, K0M1N0
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$5

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival is a single day event showcasing 80 local and independent vendors, with a mini-market for small businesses designed specifically to help small companies with great products put a spotlight on their unique products, attracting passionate fiber artists of all types.  Knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters will all find something perfect for them.

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July 2019

Eco-Printing with plants & natural dyes

July 19 - July 21
River House Studio, 843 Stoco Rd RR$
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 Canada
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$400.00 – $600.00

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019 Summer workshops in the barn, in June, July 2019 For all workshop information, visit martamouka.com Explore the fascinating process of creating fabricswith native plants, how to use plant material as a resist andhow to discharge natural dyes. July 19 – 21, 2019Three-day workshop cover everything in the two-day workshops plus: • learn how to resist-print with plants and discharge natural dyes with plants • understand how each mordant brings out different colours from a plant • in-depth…

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October 2019

Makeover 2019

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Quality Inn & Suites, Woodstock, ON, 580 Bruin Blvd
Woodstock, Ontario N4V 1E5 Canada
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The Ontario Handweaver & Spinners presents their Biennial Conference MAKEOVER October 17-20, 2019 Quality Inn & Suite, Woodstock, ON Workshops & Seminars ~ Featuring Jane Stafford & Amy Tyler ~ Juried Show ~ Fibre Feast ~ Fibre Walkabout ~ Makeover Showcase ~

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May 2020

WASOON 2020 – 2020 Vision

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Mark your Calendars for WASOON 2020!

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