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November 2017

Threadworks 2016 FLASHBACK!

November 9, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives, 1655 Reach Street
Port Perry, K9V 0C5
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$2 - $5

Threadworks 2016 FLASHBACK is a juried exhibition of 38 pieces of stitched textile art, sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives. When Threadworks began in 1987, stitched textile art was not commonly seen in galleries.  The goal of the Wellington County Museum staff was to give fibre artists an opportunity to offer their work to a jury, to see it hung and displayed in a large space and then to offer the exhibit to galleries at a distance. The…

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December 2017

Re-Collection

December 6, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, L7S 1A9
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Line Dufour did residencies at the Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio in Florence and the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles to  create 24 jacquard woven shrouds as a tribute to the young children and young women killed by sexual predators in Ontario. A  sound, touch and puzzle component makes it a multisensory installation. Re-Collection is part of a group show entitled Holding by a Thread at the Art Gallery of Burlington featuring the artists Lorraine Roy, Carole Baillargeon (Quebec) ,…

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11th Annual Fibre Arts Competition

December 6, 2017 - March 28, 2018

The 11th Annual Fibre Arts Competition at the Alpaca Ontario Spring Show is inviting you to participate in this event.  There are 6 categories that you can enter handknitting, handspinning, crochet, weaving, felting and novelty.  This show is encouraging the use of alpaca and as such, blends must contain a minimum of 50% Alpaca fibre.  All classes are open to naturally coloured or dyed yarn/fibre.  Entry forms and identification tags can be found under the Fibre tab on the Alpaca Ontario website.…

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Holiday Stocking Workshop

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loom Studio, 83 Walnut Avenue
Toronto, On K9L 2A5 Canada
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$60.00

Create your own holiday bootie to decorate your home or give as a gift. You will be given a board with the shape ready to weave. In 2 hour this class you will learn simple weaving techniques to create the design of your stocking. All materials are included, there will be a selection of Christmas inspired colours, if you wish to do different colours you are welcomed to bring your own selection of yarns. This class can be combined with…

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January 2018

Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild Workshop: Laptops and Looms with Marg Coe

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, L7S 1A9
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$275

Class Size: Maximum 20 Overview: Laptop & Looms is an intensive 2 1/2 day workshop (offered at different levels) as described on the attached PDF. None of the “levels” are fixed — I cover as much as possible in the time and provided there is interest. Materials: Laptop computer with a specific weave design program installed prior to the workshop (free demo versions are adequate). Cable, mouse, mouse pad, extension cord, and other accessories as required by participants’ systems. Adobe®…

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Spinning Techniques – Second Sunday of the Month Workshops

January 14, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Artisans Centre Peterboroough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, K9J 7R8
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$37.50

Instructor: Anne Gallant Prerequisite: Beginners Spinning Course This series of spinning classes provide a great opportunity for spinners to learn more about spinning. The time allotted (1 pm to 3:30) will give you time to practice new skills in class. Participants are encouraged to bring any tools they may have. (eg. hand cards, combs, lazy kate, etc.) Jan. 14: Spinning Woolen – How, When, and Why Feb. 11: Spinning Worsted – How, When, and Why March 11: Plying Tools and Techniques –…

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February 2018

Weaving – A Next Project for Beginners

February 17, 2018 - February 24, 2018
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7R8 Canada
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$102 - $120

Instructor: Penny Boyd Prerequisite: Beginners Weaving Course; Maximum 6 student This should be a fun experience and help you feel more familiar with weaving. In this two-day class you will finish a project. Penny will choose a project that will be using colours to create an interesting weave structure. You will have a choice of 2/8 cotton or a wool or synthetic fiber of the same weight (e.g. orlec). You will arrive at the workshop with the warp on your…

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Call for Proposals*OHS Conference 2019

February 28, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS * OHS CONFERENCE 2019  MAKEOVER “Transform – Remodel – Overhaul – Improve  – Reshape – Refashion  -- Rebuild”  To be held in Woodstock, Ontario October 18 – 20,  2019 Requesting submissions from leaders for 2-day, 1-day and 2 hour workshops and seminars. Presentations should encompass topics relating to working with fibre And can include the MAKEOVER theme! Deadline for submissions:  February 28, 2018 Send proposals and CV to Pat Zannier, 43 Shawna Rd., London ON  N5X 3G9 patzannier@rogers.com (519)…

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March 2018

8th Annual Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival and Sale

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealy Dr.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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$5.00

Please join us for our 8th Annual show celebrating everything Fibre!  Meet local artisans, enjoy hands on activities and demonstrations, visit the sales booths to buy unique items hand made artisans and guilds and see our vendors to buy a wide selection of fibres and related items.

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April 2018

Simple Reed Basket

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterboroough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, K9J 7R8
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$51 - $60

Instructor Christine Muir will show you how to create a small basket that can be hung on your door or wall. The construction is simple using flat reed. You may bring some decorative objects - buttons, ribbons and charms - to incorporate into the basket for a personal touch. TO BRING: Apron, sharp garden shears, half dozen clothes pegs, wash tub to soak the reed and an old towel. Material Fee: $12.00 (payable to the instructor). Please check the website for…

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May 2018

OHS Southwest Regional Seminar, Bridging the Guilds

May 5, 2018
St Lukes Church, 350 Indian Rd
Sarnia, N7T 3W8
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$30

All day workshops, hosted by the Sarnia Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Workshops include basket weaving, inkle weaving, bead weaving, spinning , Dorset buttons and off the loom weaving with found materials. Registration Form will be included in Winter Issue of Fibre Focus. For information please contact Marsha at marshadavidson221@gmail.com or Dorothy at dcarr6@cogeco.ca.

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WASOON 2018 – Window to Creativity

May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
École secondaire catholique Thériault Timmins, ON + Google Map

Windows to Creativity’ and ‘Honouring our Past: Envisioning our Future The WASOON 2018 conference promises participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of fibre arts. Keynote Speaker - Deborah Livingston-Lowe, “Canadian Textiles Come Full Circle”, an overview of non-indigenous textile production in Eastern Canada from the 18th century to the current Fibreshed Movement from a handloom weaver’s perspective. Opening Reception - Friday evening, Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre Workshops  weaving, spinning, beading, dyeing, felting, sewing, basket making, textile printing, and…

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Felted Landscape – Painting with Wool

May 12, 2018 - May 19, 2018
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7R8 Canada
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$135 - $160

Instructor: Kelly Mcleod We are pleased to have Kelly back to teach this 2 day workshop. This session held on two consecutive Saturdays will result in a finished wet/dry landscape painting. On Day 1 you will create a wet felted painting using quality wools. Day 2 will involve working with various yarns and wool, using needle felting to complete a three dimensional felted painting. The instructor will provide everything. Come and enjoy! Bring a friend! Please see the website for…

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June 2018

The Seminar – 2018: A Spinning Odyssey

June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Western University, 1200 Western Road
London, N6G 5E3
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All day workshops, displays and sales room with items ranging from raw fleece, through dyed fibre and equipment. For more information please go to the website.

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September 2018

5 Counties Conference 2018

September 22, 2018
Wellington County Museum Elora, ON Canada + Google Map

2018 Guelph Handweavers & Spinners are hosting the 2018 Five Counties Conference called “Get Wired”.  We have an amazing key note speaker one Sayward Johnson! We are also planning a wonderful line up workshops. Details  of the workshops and events will be posted on the web site. Registration will open in late March/early April and we will have online and hard copy registration available Be sure to save the date!

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