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January 2019

Dye the Colour Wheel (Acid Dyes)

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$80 – $100

Instructor: Elizabeth Watt Level: Beginner (B) Cost:   $70.80+HST= $80 Members $88.50+HST= $100 Non-Member Class size: 6 Venue: Studio There are 5 spots remaining in this workshop Description: Learn the basics of immersion dyeing and colour mixing using WashFast Acid dyes on wool. Students will work together to dye up to 72 samples consisting of 6 step DOS scales for 6 primary colours and all the possible combinations of 2 primaries to make 12 samples of each secondary colour. Safety, good…

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Weft Float Scarf – Rigid Heddle

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$60 – $75

Instructor: Julie Anne Zdunich Level: Novice (N) Cost: $53.10+HST= $60 Members $66.37+HST= $75 Non-Member Class size: 6 Venue: Classroom There are 6 spots remaining in this workshop Description: You’ve learned how direct warp your rigid heddle loom but now what? Perhaps direct warping is not so convenient and plain weave is just a little too plain. In this workshop, you will plan your own unique striped warp. You will also learn to wind a warp on a warping board, thread…

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Needle Felted Sheep

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$50 – $60

Instructor: Jan Scott Level: Beginner (B) Cost: $44.25+HST= $50 Members $53.10+HST= $60 Non-Member Class size: 6 Venue: Studio There are 6 spots remaining in this workshop Description: Do you want to have sheep but live in the city? Have you considered making a diminutive flock all your own wandering over your dining room table or across your loom? In this workshop we will begin your small sized sheep flock by making your first sheep. You will select your sheep from…

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Pine Needle Basket – Sewn Style

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 – $75

Instructor: Laurie Harkin Chiasson Level: Beginner (B) Cost: $53.10+HST= $60 Members / $66.37+HST= $75 Non-Member Class size: 8 Venue: Studio There are 8 spots remaining in this workshop Pine needle basket Description:  Make a beautiful, fragrant basket of long pine needles. Several delicate, decorative features will be taught as well as traditional stitches, shaping and adding handles or lids resulting in a small round or oval basket. This is a “sewn” coil style basket with a wooden base. All equipment and supplies are provided. Prerequisite: Ability to…

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January – Madder Root Dyeing

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - January 27 @ 4:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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All  dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play. ** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. January – Madder Root Dyeing Thurs., Jan. 24, 6 – 9 pm. Beginners Samplers Roving and spun wool, silk, cotton - $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class Cost: $60.00 ACP members: $51.00 Instructor: Faye Sat., Jan.…

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Sweetgrass Coiled Brooch Workshop

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$42.50 – $50.00

Learn basketry coiling on a miniature scale and create a delicate brooch perfect for a handwoven or knitted shawl. Sweetgrass, possessing a natural smell resembling vanilla, has both medicinal and sacred smudging uses with First Nations and is also used by people around the world for basketmaking. The techniques learned in this workshop will show you how sweetgrass coiling can be scaled up for larger baskets. Imagine the potential for drying grasses from your fall garden and making them into…

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Introduction to Inkle Loom – Set-up and Weave Narrow Bands

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$53.10 – $75

Instructor: Jan Scott Level: Beginner (B) Class size: 6 Venue: Studio Description: The Inkle loom can weave narrow bands of fabric up to 3 inches wide. It is one of the simplest types of loom. Don’t let others lead you down the path of harness envy; the limited number of harnesses will inspire greater creativity. The placement of colour, texture or even the introduction of embellishments will enable you to develop many patterns with a very simple relaxing loom. You will focus on how to…

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February 2019

Spinning Exotic Fibres

February 2 @ 9:00 am - February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$140 – $180

This class runs from 2 February 2019 until 3 February 2019 Dates: Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Diane Gonthier Level: Intermediate (I)   Description:  Are you ready to flex your spinning skills and try exotic fibres on your wheel? Day 1: Morning: Short « undercoat » type exotic fibres: cashmere, qiviut and camel down Afternoon:  Llama Day 2: Morning: Angora and dog hair (chiengora) Afternoon:  Alpaca Prerequisite: Intro to Spinning Part 3 or equivalent Students should…

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LandMade

February 3
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

LandMade returns to the Gladstone Hotel with 10 local fibre farms bringing their home-grown raw materials for your making pleasure.  Raw fleeces, roving, batts, handspun yarn and millspun yarn will be available at farm-stand prices.

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LandMade

February 3
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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Free

10 local fibre farms travel in to the city with their homegrown fleeces, roving, batts, and yarns for your making pleasure.  Meet your fibre farmer and talk all things sheep breeds and alpaca.   All the farms are proud producer members of the Upper Canada Fibreshed.

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Spinning Techniques

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$40

Prerequisite - Beginning Spinners Course Blend it! Learn about blending fibres to make the perfect yarn for your project. We'll talk about blending for colour, texture and fabric hand A great opportunity for spinners to learn more about spinning. You will have time to practise your new skills in class. Classes will be held one Sunday per month with a different theme each month.  

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Wet-Felted Vessel Workshop

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 George St.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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$70.00

Suitable for beginners or more experienced felters, this workshop will begin with wet-felting basic techniques. Participants will learn about the different materials and tools of the trade and the proper layout for making strong, even, handmade felt. You will use a plastic resist to create a three-dimensional seamless vessel and explore possibilities for 3-D surface design. Bring two old towels and  $15 for materials payable to the instructor, Christianna Ferguson. Everything else you will need for the workshop will be…

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Trunk Show for “Natural Ewe” yarns

February 23
Between 2 Lakes yarn and craft, 8 Water St.
Fenelon Falls, K0M 1N0
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Free

Mark your calendar! Trunk Show for "Natural Ewe"yarns on Saturday February 23rd, from 10-4pm. Held at Between 2 Lakes yarn store at 8 Water St (right across from the locks) in Fenelon Falls. Come in and talk to Andrea and see her stunning yarns, all dyed with natural pigments. Hope to see you there!  

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March 2019

Upper Canada Fibreshed Marketplace

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
centre for social innovation, 192 Spadina
toronto,
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Free

The Upper Canada Fibreshed presents - Marketplace - a one day pop-up show located at the Centre for Social Innovation Spadina location, Sunday March 3, 2019, from 10 am - 4 pm. Come be inspired by the finished products, or pick up some locally grown wool and alpaca for your own projects.

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Fibre Arts Festival and Sale

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealy Dr.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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$5

Come and celebrate everything fibre with the Peterborough Weavers & Spinners Guild! Over 50 booths of fabulous fibre – spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, basketry and more! Lots of fluffy fibres for spinning, beautiful yarns for knitting and weaving, books, patterns, kits, and of course, artisan quality gift items.

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