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January 2019

Colour Theory 3 – Putting it into Practice

January 12 - January 26
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$120 – $150

This class runs from 12 January 2019 until 26 January 2019 Dates: Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Instructor: Marianne (Mandy) Heggtveit Level: Novice (N) Cost: $106.19+HST= $120 Members / $132.74+HST= $150 Non-Member Class size: 8 Venue: Classroom There are 7 spots remaining in this workshop Description:  Are you a weaver who’s wild about colour?  You have already taken the Colour Theory 1 and 2 workshops and understand the principles of colour theory, however, you are still…

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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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Pine Needle Basket – Sewn Style

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 – $75

Instructor: Laurie Harkin Chiasson Level: Beginner (B) Cost: $53.10+HST= $60 Members / $66.37+HST= $75 Non-Member Class size: 8 Venue: Studio There are 8 spots remaining in this workshop Pine needle basket Description:  Make a beautiful, fragrant basket of long pine needles. Several delicate, decorative features will be taught as well as traditional stitches, shaping and adding handles or lids resulting in a small round or oval basket. This is a “sewn” coil style basket with a wooden base. All equipment and supplies are provided. Prerequisite: Ability to…

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January – Madder Root Dyeing

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - January 27 @ 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7R8 Canada
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All  dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play. ** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. January – Madder Root Dyeing Thurs., Jan. 24, 6 – 9 pm. Beginners Samplers Roving and spun wool, silk, cotton - $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class Cost: $60.00 ACP members: $51.00 Instructor: Faye Sat., Jan.…

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Sweetgrass Coiled Brooch Workshop

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterboroough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, K9J 7R8
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$42.50 – $50.00

Learn basketry coiling on a miniature scale and create a delicate brooch perfect for a handwoven or knitted shawl. Sweetgrass, possessing a natural smell resembling vanilla, has both medicinal and sacred smudging uses with First Nations and is also used by people around the world for basketmaking. The techniques learned in this workshop will show you how sweetgrass coiling can be scaled up for larger baskets. Imagine the potential for drying grasses from your fall garden and making them into…

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Introduction to Inkle Loom – Set-up and Weave Narrow Bands

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$53.10 – $75

Instructor: Jan Scott Level: Beginner (B) Class size: 6 Venue: Studio Description: The Inkle loom can weave narrow bands of fabric up to 3 inches wide. It is one of the simplest types of loom. Don’t let others lead you down the path of harness envy; the limited number of harnesses will inspire greater creativity. The placement of colour, texture or even the introduction of embellishments will enable you to develop many patterns with a very simple relaxing loom. You will focus on how to…

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February 2019

Spinning Exotic Fibres

February 2 @ 9:00 am - February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$140 – $180

This class runs from 2 February 2019 until 3 February 2019 Dates: Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Diane Gonthier Level: Intermediate (I)   Description:  Are you ready to flex your spinning skills and try exotic fibres on your wheel? Day 1: Morning: Short « undercoat » type exotic fibres: cashmere, qiviut and camel down Afternoon:  Llama Day 2: Morning: Angora and dog hair (chiengora) Afternoon:  Alpaca Prerequisite: Intro to Spinning Part 3 or equivalent Students should…

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LandMade

February 3
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

LandMade returns to the Gladstone Hotel with 10 local fibre farms bringing their home-grown raw materials for your making pleasure.  Raw fleeces, roving, batts, handspun yarn and millspun yarn will be available at farm-stand prices.

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LandMade

February 3
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

10 local fibre farms travel in to the city with their homegrown fleeces, roving, batts, and yarns for your making pleasure.  Meet your fibre farmer and talk all things sheep breeds and alpaca.   All the farms are proud producer members of the Upper Canada Fibreshed.

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Wet-Felted Vessel Workshop

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough, 993 Talwood Drive + Google Map
$70.00

Suitable for beginners or more experienced felters, this workshop will begin with wet-felting basic techniques. Participants will learn about the different materials and tools of the trade and the proper layout for making strong, even, handmade felt. You will use a plastic resist to create a three-dimensional seamless vessel and explore possibilities for 3-D surface design. Bring two old towels and  $15 for materials payable to the instructor, Christianna Ferguson. Everything else you will need for the workshop will be…

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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 fabrics with native plants, how to use plant material as a resist and how to discharge natural dyes. June 8 – 9, 2019 Two-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 •…

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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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