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March 2020

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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Working with Hand-Spun – Knit/Crochet Ideas

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$54 – $60

Two interactive sessions will give you many ideas and whip up your appetite for more spinning. Geared to all levels of experience, beginners to intermediate. March 29 and April 5, 2020, 1-4 pm.

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April 2020

Next Steps in Weaving – Using Colour in Design

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$68 – $75

For weavers with some experience, you will be working with fine yarns to prepare a multi-coloured warp and start to create a lovely scarf. April 16, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm. Registration closes April 9.

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Beginning Spinning

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$122 – $135

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.

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Beginning Spinning

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$122 – $135

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.

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Natural Dye Conference

April 23 - April 27
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, M5S 2C6
Toronto, M5S 2C6
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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 development of the natural dye sector in Northeast America and third, to offer a space for the natural dye community to come together to explore and…

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Southwest Regional Conference

April 25

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 with Hems and Fringes (hands on practice with woven scarf-weight samples) and Happy Endings: Framing Your Fibre Art Creations.  Bring your lunch and mug. Coffee,…

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May 2020

WASOON 2020 – 2020 Vision

May 1 - May 3

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 keynote presentation on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of weaving in the North. Hosting our local groups in North Bay, Timmins, Kapuskasing, Val Rita, Saulte Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake, Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Sudbury. We have a good selection of quality vendors,…

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Galway 2020 Project BAA BAA: International Tapestry Symposium

May 22 - May 24
Galway 2020 Project BAA BAA: International Tapestry Symposium Galway, Scotland, + Google Map

Tapestry exhibitions, symposium and master workshops May 22, 23 and 24 2020. For more details go to the website: https://projectbaabaa.clr.events/event/128794:international-tapestry-symposium-master-workshops

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June 2020

The Knitting Pilgrim: Stitched Glass Tour

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way
Fenelon Falls, K0M1N0
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$25

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 ambitious project, and looks at why people struggle to get along today, the meaning of art, the hell of grant-writing and the power of love…

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Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

June 13 @ 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 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.

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September 2020

WeaveON 2020

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - November 22 @ 3:00 pm

The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild in hosting a Basket Weaving Retreat - September 18 to 20, 2020.  Please refer to the website  www.weaveon2020.com for more information.

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