Geared to beginners, these 3 classes will get you started on the road to spinning bliss! All equipment is provided and you will have lots of time to practise your new skill. April 19, 26 and May 3, 2020. 1-4 pm. Registration closes April 16. Maximum 6 students. Materials fee $20.
Hosted by The Centre for Fashion Diversity and Social Change at Ryerson University and the Royal Ontario Museum Several Venues around Toronto The purpose of this conference is three-fold: First, to further promote natural dyes as a crucial response to contemporary environmental concerns, health and socio-economic disparities, and creative fields. Second, to foster new knowledge networks to support […]
The Alpaca Ontario Fibre Faire and Spring Show is offering 5 workshops facilitated by artisans and professionals from all facets of the industry. The workshops include: Punch Needle Rug Hooking, Weaving on a Triangular Loom, Colour to Dye For, Animal Sculptured Needle Felting and Arm Knitting a Funky Chic Scarf. Registration is now open and […]
Punch Needle Rug Hooking is taking the fibre world by storm and here is your chance to try it! It is simple, instantly gratifying and fun to learn! You’ll be introduced to the basics of punch needle while creating a beautiful little landscape with gorgeous yarns that will be ready to display as soon as […]
HAPPY ENDINGS – NEW BEGINNINGS OHS South West Regional Conference will be held at Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Street, London, Ontario. Join us for a day of fibre inspiration, fellowship and instruction. Take one of the workshops: Begin with Bling, (spinning techniques to create beaded designer yarn), Boro Stitching on Wool or Cotton, Beading […]
Learn to do continuous weave on a 40-inch triangular loom to make a small shawl that can be worn as a cowl. Several finishing options will be demonstrated. Other weaving techniques such as bias weaving and cut strand weaving will be shown for future weaving projects on your own. Four hours should be enough time […]
Update: Wasoon 2020 has been cancelled - please visit http://wasoon.ca for more information. WASOON 2020 will run from Friday May 1st to Sunday the 3rd in Huntsville, Ontario. We have an amazing line up of workshops to fill the weekend, a new fun idea for breaking the ice at our opening reception on Friday, and a banquet and […]
Dates: Thursdays, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 18, and 25 Times: 9:30 to 4pm Fee: $250 plus $15 material fee In this hands-on beginner course, participants will learn the fundamentals of weaving from making a warp to weaving cloth. Students will learn how to dress a loom: make a warp, beam it onto […]
In this beginning weaving mini-course, you will learn how to read a pattern, prepare a warp and dress the loom. You will create a woven sampler and leave with a basic understanding of the weaving process and terminology. This course differs from the Beginning Weaving offered in the fall because there is no second warp. […]
The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring actor and knitter Kirk Dunn, is a multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge knitted panels that look like stained glass windows, to explore the connection amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The play recounts Kirk’s fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey of hand-knitting the […]
Explore the fascinating process of creating botanical prints – dyeing and printing fabrics with native plants. • We will explore the technique of creating colourful botanical prints on a dark background. • I will teach how to resist-print with plants and to discharge natural dyes with plant material. • We will experience how […]
Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival showcases local and independent vendors, with a mini-market for start-up 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.