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July 2018

Eco-Printing with plants & natural dyes

July 20 - July 22
River House Studio, 843 Stoco Rd RR$
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 Canada
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$350 – $550

Summer workshops in the barn, in July 2018 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. July 20–22 Three-day workshop cover everything in the two-day workshops plus: in-depth exploration of natural dye techniques • working with indigo, cochineal, weld and logwood • processes for mordanting fabrics prior to dyeing with natural dyes and printing with plants • over-dyeing…

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Natural Dyes – Seasonal Spectrums Workshop

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gamiing Nature Centre, 1884 Pigeon Lake Road
Lindsay, K9V 4R5 Canada
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$40.00

We live surrounded by rainbows. In this class we explore working with natural colors from the surrounding landscape to create a palette of natural hues. Students engage with their environment through plant identification, ethical harvesting and sustainability, deepening a spirited connection to the earth. Mapping our sensory experience onto cloth through alchemical color practices. We cover all aspects of getting started with creating natural color, working with fibers, PH modifiers, and mordants. Students leave with the skills to explore their…

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Traditions And Transition: Seminar On The History Of Canadian Spinning And Weaving

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave
Toronto, M5G 2H5
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$12 – $25

Join Dr. Adrienne Hood–Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, textile scholar, and author of Fashioning Fabric: The Arts of Spinning and Weaving in Early Canada–for an intimate look at the social and material history of weaving through the TMC’s collection of nineteenth-century coverlets. The seminar will take place in the Museum's collections and conservation area. Dr. Hood will share her knowledge on this topic through a carefully curated selection of pieces from our collection. Tickets: General $25; Member…

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Textile History Forum

July 27 - July 29
Marshfield School of Weaving, 589 Eaton Cemetery Road
Marshfield, Vermont, 05658
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Workshops, paper presentations and tours of the collections at Marshfield. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to experience scholarly research from numerous areas of textile interests in an informal, conversational setting. This year an Ontario and a Vermont spinning wheel maker will be featured in separate presentations.

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August 2018

Summer Weaving & Textile Workshops in Lunenburg, NS

August 1

LaHave Weaving Studio is offering a variety of textile workshops in a rustic studio overlooking Lunenburg Harbour. Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a wide range of accommodations and food establishments available for visitors. Lesley Armstrong, long-time weaver and former regular part-time faculty at NSCAD, renovated a part of an old Lunenburg Foundry building and is offering from 2 to 5-day weaving workshops. Lesley will be teaching Intro/Refresher Weaving, Rug Techniques, Weave a Rag Rug, and a weekend-long…

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Eco-Printing with plants & natural dyes

August 11 - August 12
River House Studio, 843 Stoco Rd RR$
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 Canada
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$230 – $430

Summer workshops in the barn, in August 2018 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. August 11–12, 2018 Two-day workshops will cover: a diversity of dye colours produced by plants • dye-fixing and modifying substances (mordants) for silk, cotton and wool • different techniques of folding and tying fabrics • methods of constructing and cooking bundles. Workshops…

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Fibrelicious: A Food & Fibre Arts Celebration

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 104 Lang Road
Keene, K0L 2G0
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Come enjoy a day-long food and fibre arts celebration! Discover what happens when local chefs known for creating out-of-the-ordinary culinary experiences team up with the creative hands and minds of fibre artists and arts organizations. This August, bring your best friends, your appetite and your curiosity to the premiere Fibrelicious Festival at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. It will be a feast for all your senses! Visit our website at www.langpioneervillage.ca for details! Adults $15, Seniors $10, Youth $7, Free for…

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Eco-Printing with plants & natural dyes (Copy)

August 17 - August 19
River House Studio, 843 Stoco Rd RR$
Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 Canada
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$280 – $550

Summer workshops in the barn, in June, July & August 2018 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. August 17–19, 2018 Three-day workshop cover everything in the two-day workshops plus: in-depth exploration of natural dye techniques • working with indigo, cochineal, weld and logwood • processes for mordanting fabrics prior to dyeing with natural dyes and printing…

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Textile Exploration with the Muskox; exquisite and rare, raw and surprising fibres!

August 17 @ 9:30 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
$85. – $195.

Named the « Bearded One », the Muskox is king of the Artic! This truly practical course pushes our fibre diversity exploration as spinners. It brings to light the muskox fibre in its whole; making good use of the incredibly soft and rare under coat (qiviut) but also of the coarse 1 to 2 feet long hair. This extreme polarity will come together in a final project that includes sorting, preparing, spinning, knitting, felting and embroidery! An awesome adventure that unlocks your…

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Round Table 2018: Reconnecting Ontario’s Natural Fibre Networks

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lakehead University Orillia Campus 500 University Ave Orillia, ON L3V 6H2, 500 University Ave
Orillia,, L3V 6H2
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August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm The Upper Canada Fibreshed is hosting a day-long, collaborative and interactive event, Wednesday August 22nd 2018, bringing together producers, buyers and stakeholders to identify community needs, address challenges and create a strategy for rejuvenating Ontario's natural textile value-chain.

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September 2018

Summer Weaving & Textile Workshops in Lunenburg, NS

September 1

LaHave Weaving Studio is offering a variety of textile workshops in a rustic studio overlooking Lunenburg Harbour. Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a wide range of accommodations and food establishments available for visitors. Lesley Armstrong, long-time weaver and former regular part-time faculty at NSCAD, renovated a part of an old Lunenburg Foundry building and is offering from 2 to 5-day weaving workshops. Lesley will be teaching Intro/Refresher Weaving, Rug Techniques, Weave a Rag Rug, and a weekend-long…

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Fibre Day

September 8
Livery Theatre Goderich, Ontario + Google Map
Free

The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers are celebrating their 40th Anniversary by hosting a Fibre Day on September 8, 2018 from 9:00 - 5:00 at the Livery Theatre in Goderich, ON.  There will be displays and demonstrations of textile crafts including weaving, spinning, quilting, traditional rug hooking and rope making. It is a day of sharing, learning and being inspired.  Plan to attend. Admission is free.

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2018 OHS Central Region Seminar – Come and Play All Day

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive
Toronto, M9C 1V7 Canada
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$7

Meet up with friends, old and new. There will be vendors, maker spaces, fibre chats, demos, and a spinning circle, and you are invited to try weaving in our fibre studio. Bring a lunch. Beverages will be available in the Networking Cafe.

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Five Counties Conference 2018

September 22
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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October 2018

29th Annual Spin In 2018

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge St W.
Campbellford, Ontario Canada
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$5.00

Warkworth Spinners & Weavers hosts their Annual Spin In! Includes Vendors and Draws!

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