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January 2020

LandMade

January 8 @ 10:00 am - February 2 @ 4:00 pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

A gathering of fibre producers from the Upper Canada Fibreshed, with opportunities to talk to farmers and other fibre users.

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Southewestern Regional Conference Registration Open

January 14 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 12:00 am
$60

Click The Link Below - Take advantage of early bird registration fee https://ldws.ca/2020srg/ Registration opens January 13, 2020 – Closes April 17th, 2020 Early bird registration fee is $60.00 if you register by April 3rd, 2020. Registration fee April 4th to 17th is $65.00

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Felted and Knitted Finger Puppets

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$40 – $45

Learn the art of needle-felting by creating one of these whimsical creatures. You will go home with your own unique, delightful puppet and a radiating smile on your face. Fairies in the morning, 9-12 and Gnomes in the afternoon, 1-4.

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February 2020

Zigzag Weaving

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$45 – $50

Make a small unique hanging using an easy technique on one of our little frame looms. Materials provided or bring your own scrap yarns. Fun to do with a friend!

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LandMade

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

LandMade returns to the Gladstone Hotel once again, bringing fibre farmers to the city with all of their fleeces, roving, batts and yarn.  This event is curated for all knitters, spinners, crocheters, weavers, felters and textile artists that want to source local natural fibres for their projects.

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Fibre Paths

February 7 - February 29
Button Factory, Waterloo, Ontario, 25 Regina Street South
Waterloo, N2J 1R8
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Free

Kitchener Waterloo Weavers & Spinners Exhibition at the Button Factory 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo, Ontario Opening: February 7, 5-7 pm Every life path is unique and intertwined.  Each journey is personal and layered.  In Fibre Paths memories, traditions and personal narratives are brought to life through fibre art.  The threads of our stories lead us through colour, shape and texture to arrive at a finished work that is woven and spun into meaning and form.  We invite you to…

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Silk Paper Making Cards as Art

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 – $45

You will learn to make silk into luxurious paper and add your words to make a special art card. An array of bright colours and embellishments are your inspiration. Feb. 8, 2020, 9 am to 1 pm. Materials fee $15 paid to instructor. Bring an apron. Registration closes Feb. 5.

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Triangular Shawl

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$10 – $90

No experience required for this beautiful shawl. You will learn to make and use a cardboard triangular frame. Use your leftover yarns or use ours (materials fee $10). What a treat for someone for Valentine's Day! Registration closes Feb. 10.

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Family Day at Riverdale Farm

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Riverdale Farm, Toronto, 201 Winchester St.
Toronto, Canada
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Free

Members of the Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers will be demonstrating their skills and supervising hands-on fibre activities for visiting families.

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Coiled Shawl Pin Workshop with Nancy Latchford

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30

When: Saturday February 29, 2020 Time: 9 am until 4 pm (one hour for lunch from 12 to 1 pm.) At: Boyle Community Centre 530 Charlotte Ave., London Ontario Workshop Leader: Nancy Latchford, Fibre Artist, London Ontario Cost: $ 30.00 (LDWS members) and $35.00 (non-members) payable in advance via eTransfer to LDWSFinance@gmail.com or by cheque made payable to London District Weavers and Spinners and mailed to Donna Martin, 14 AMANDA Ave., Mt. Elgin Ontario N0J 1N0 Come out and enjoy…

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March 2020

Loom Dressing Tutorial

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40 – $45

A review of preparing the loom for weavers who have had previous experience with 4-shaft weaving. March 1, 2020, 1-3 pm. Registration closes Feb. 27.

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Kids March Break Weaving

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$30

Designed for children 6 - 12, this fun class will introduce them to tapestry weaving on a small frame loom. Other types of looms will be demonstrated too and weaving terms will become part of their vocabulary. Bring a friend! Maximum 6 students. More weaving to come in the summer Aug. 4-7.

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Hamilton Fibre Market

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.
Hamilton, L8L 6N4
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Free

This is a new fibre event at the historical Cotton Factory in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario.  Fibre farmers, indie dyers, tool and accessory makers, artisans and suppliers of all things for the fibre arts will be on-hand on Mar. 22, 2020.  The space is wheelchair accessible, and there is no cost to get in.  Watch our website and facebook page for vendor information.

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Wire and Granite Tree

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40 – $45

Listed under Special Interest on our website, this tree is a unique item to gift or keep. All materials provided but you may bring your own rock. March 26, 2020, 1-4 pm. Registration closes March 23. Materials fee $5, paid to instructor.

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Rug Hooking workshop for beginners

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Burr House Spinners & Weavers Guild, 530 Carrville Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 6E6
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$110

The Burr house weavers and spinners guild will be holding a one day rug hooking workshop, for beginners  with a guest instructor, at their Richmond Hill studio. For more details, please go to the website listed below. Cost $75 plus $35 materials fee

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