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September 2019

24th Annual Fibrefest

September 7 - September 8
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St East
Almonte, On K0A1A0 Canada
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A full two-day festival of fibre arts at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum & the Almonte Community Centre! Over 80 Vendors! and 20 + workshops! Catering by NORTH MARKET CAFE!

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Beginners Tatting

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$85.50 – $95.00

Learn to tat (a form of lace making with a shuttle). You will build up your speed and ability over the six classes. You will leave with some Christmas snowflakes for your tree or for gifts. Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019  7:00 - 8:30 pm. Maximum in class - 6 students.

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Leeds Grenville FIBRE Extravaganza

September 21
North Grenville Municipal Centre Kemptville, ON, + Google Map

Don't miss the Leeds Grenville FIBRE extravaganza!  Over 25 Vendors!

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Needle-felted Bauble Necklace

September 25 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$40

In nature, all seasons present a vivid palette of texture and colour. Join the vibrant display - create a unique, needle-felted Bauble Necklace. These works of art are colourful, comfortable to wear, light as a feather and will never go out of style. Date - Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Cost - $45, ACP Members - $40. Materials $20 payable to instructor,

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October 2019

Warkworth Spinners and Weavers Spin In

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
st john’s united church Campbellford, + Google Map

A social gathering of spinners,knitters,fiber enthusiasts.  Door prizes, draw prizes, vendors, lunch, goodies

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Warkworth Spinners and Weavers Spin IN

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gathering of Spinners and Weavers socializing over a common interest in all things fiber. Vendors,prizes with tea,coffee and goodies provided.

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Beginners Spinning

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$81.00 – $90.00

Learn how to spin sheep wool into yarn. This course (3 classes) is geared to beginners. You will be introduced to spinning on a wheel and drop spindle. All equipment is provided. You will have lots of time to practise your new skill. Sundays, Oct. 6, 20, 27, 2019, 1 to 4 pm. Maximum in class 6 students.

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Eco-printing on Paper with Natural Dyes

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$54.00 – $60.00

You will print images of flowers and leaves on paper using a variety of natural dyes. Fascinating results will be revealed! You will be encouraged to write your own words on your paper to create cards or book pages. Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Registration closes Mon., Oct. 7. Maximum in class - 7 students.

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Makeover 2019

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Quality Inn & Suites, Woodstock, ON, 580 Bruin Blvd
Woodstock, Ontario N4V 1E5 Canada
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The Ontario Handweaver & Spinners presents their Biennial Conference MAKEOVER October 17-20, 2019 Quality Inn & Suite, Woodstock, ON Workshops & Seminars ~ Featuring Jane Stafford & Amy Tyler ~ Juried Show ~ Fibre Feast ~ Fibre Walkabout ~ Makeover Showcase ~

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Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

8th Annual Espanola Fibre Arts Festival begins October 17th with series of workshops, exhibits, film screening & lectures.  A Makers' Market featuring all forms of fibre from bobbin lace to wood working is held on October 19th from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  This year's festival has two focuses; traditional Ukrainian crafts and the trees of the forest.  Visiting & featured artist David Melnychuk will offer a keynote on October 18th highlighting the importance of art & craft in a…

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WOODSTOCK FLEECE FESTIVAL

October 19
$12

The Woodstock Fleece Festival is being held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds from 9am to 5pm.  Over 90 vendors, demonstrations, animals, workshops, fleece show and sale and food.  Fun! Fibre! Friends!

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Zigzag Weaving

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$81.00 – $90.00

Learn an easy weaving technique. Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom. Bring your own special scrap yarns or use ours. Another way to use small amounts of your coloured handspun. Looms provided and kits available to make your own. Register with a friend for a fun day out. Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Registration closes Wed., Oct. 16. Maximum in class - 6 students.

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SpinON

October 31 @ 12:30 am - November 3 @ 11:30 pm
Free

SpinON is an event for spinners, based in Ontario, Canada.  Spinners participate individually, and may also form teams, to spin as much yarn as they can during a 4-day marathon.  The purpose of this event is to promote the craft of hand spinning, and to encourage the use of locally raised wool and other locally sourced fibre.

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November 2019

Introduction to Weaving

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$324.00 – $360.00

You will learn how to prepare yarn to go on the loom and how to dress the loom. Basic weave structures will be learned as you weave. You will leave with a completed sample suitable for hanging. You will prepare your loom to weave a second piece which you can complete at home. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 2 and 3 and Sat. and Sun. Nov. 9 and 10, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Registration closes Wed., Oct. 30. Maximum…

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Spirit Seeds: A Celebration of Indigenous Beadwork

November 9
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St East
Almonte, On K0A1A0 Canada
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Spirit Seeds - MVTM

Spirit Seeds: A celebration of Indigenous Beadwork Naomi Smith, Guest Curator/ Artist Spirit Seeds is a rich exploration of Indigenous beadwork from the Great Lakes Region. This exhibit visually explores post contact trade-era beads, historical beadwork into present day examples of the art form. Vernissage & Curatorial Talk Saturday November 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm workshop is on Sunday November 10 from 10 am to 4 pm

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