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October 2019

Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2019 @ 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, 2019
$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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 12:30 am - November 3, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019
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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Provenance Open Studio and Sale

November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Provenance Yarns and Textiles, 35 Grandview Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1J1 Canada
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Free

Provenance Yarns and Textiles, founded by OHS member Julia Lee, is open for visitors to see how sumptuous yarns, knitting kits, and finished knitted items are created.

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Provenance Yarns and Textiles Open Studio and Sale

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Provenance Yarns and Textiles, 35 Grandview Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1J1 Canada
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Free

Come to see how beautiful yarns and knitted items are created, and pick up some unique handmade gifts.

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Triangular Shawl

November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$85.50 – $95.00

Make something special. A fabulous gift for your mother, friend, or yourself. Weave a one-of-a-kind, cozy shawl. A large cardboard loom will be provided for you along with instructions on how you can make your own. Lots of colour options available. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Registration closes Thurs., Nov. 21. Maximum in class - 6 students.

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December 2019

CANCELLED – Needle-felted Ornaments (using cookie cutters)

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$10 – $45

Holiday season often overwhelms us, as we struggle to find special gifts to delight favourite family and friends. This season can be different! Join me in a workshop to learn the art of needle-felting and craft a colourful selection of ornaments. Make many soft, beautiful treasures.

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January 2020

DesignTO

January 7 - January 26
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J6 Canada
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“Where art and design meet at 100 exhibitions and events across Toronto”, including the Gladstone Hotel, Ignite Gallery, OCAD University, Earl Selkirk Gallery. Sadly, the website https://designto.org/ wasn’t functional at the time of going to press, but Now Magazine has coverage of the event! The Interior Design Show, at the Metro Convention Centre, runs during DesignTO.

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Wheels on Fire / Les Rouets en Feu (Spin-in)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gatineau, 331 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes
Gatineau, J8Y 6T3
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$5

Wheels on Fire / Les Rouets en Feu is an annual Spin-in gathering of spinners and felters. This is a day to join with like minded people to share our interest in spinning fiber and spinning wheels. During the afternoon, we will have an informative and interactive presentation by Cathy Louise Koenjer and Sylvie Faucher all about flax. Cathy Louise is the co-ordinator for the Guild’s Flax Project (2019). She donated the land, time, food and equipment to make certain…

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INTRO TO CIRCULAR WEAVING

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Loom Studio, 83 Walnut Avenue
Toronto, On K9L 2A5 Canada
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$150.00

Make a circular tapestry hanging in this beginner class. This class is scheduled for: Sunday January 19, 9am-3:30pm (4 spots left!) Sunday February 16, 9am-3:30pm * if you have a group of 4+ people, we can book a private class with flexible dates Register with a friend and get 20% off *Only for e-transfer purchases. Space is limited so sign up in advance!! ​ Students will learn the basics of warping the circular weaving loom, four styles of weaving that create dimension…

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Panel Discussion: Craft Futures

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave
Toronto, M5G 2H5
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$10 – $20

Moderated by curator Farah Yusuf, this panel discussion will feature Wild exhibition artists Carrie Allison, Omar Badrin, and Emily Jan. Each artist will share their work, focusing on their respective uses of craft practices in beadwork, crochet, and felting to challenge thinking about culture, identity, and environment. This program is supported by the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts. | $20; members $15; students $10

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INTRO TO TAPESTRY I

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Loom Studio, 83 Walnut Avenue
Toronto, On K9L 2A5 Canada
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$155.00

Make a tapestry hanging in this beginner class. This class is scheduled for: Saturday January 25, 9am - 3:30pm (4 spots left!) Saturday February 22, 9am - 3:30pm *if you have a group of 4+ people, we can book a private class with flexible dates Register with a friend and get 20% off *Only for e-transfer purchases. Space is limited so sign up in advance!! ​ This is a 6 hour weekend class with a half hour brake for lunch. Students…

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