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February 2019

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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Spinning Techniques – Pet Fibre

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin fibre from a beloved pet into luxury yarn. This class will cover washing and preparing fibre, spinning techniques and possible end uses. We'll work with dog fibre in class; bring cat fibre if you have it. Fibre from other types of pets is welcome - we'll see what we can do with it!

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Lichen Dyeing

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Beginners Samplers. Spun and wool roving, silk, cotton - $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class. Instructor Faye Jacobs.

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Lichen Dyeing for Intermediate Weavers and All Spinners

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$119.00 – $140.00

Bring your handspun and or warps (still on warping boards) ready to wrap. Then dye in the amazing colours that lichen produces. This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare. $7.00 paid to instructor at class for supplies. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Lichen Dyeing Parent and Child (6-14) Tie-Dye

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Two silk scarves together. These colours will amaze you. This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare - $7.00 paid to instructor at class. Two silk scarves - $15.00 paid to instructor at class.

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April 2019

Spinning Techniques – Camelids

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 George St.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin camelid family fibres including alpaca, llama and camel.

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The Magic of Indigo and How It Works

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$51.00 – $60.00

Clamping and tying your own silk or cotton scarf. Each scarf - $7.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Sew, Roll, Scrunch, Tie, Knot and Play with Indigo

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$119.00 – $140.00

Silk, cotton, wool for take home samples - $10.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. There will be yardage available for purchase at class. Instructors Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant.

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Parent and Child (age 6 – 14) The Magic of Indigo

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$68.00 – $80.00

Two for the price of one. Two silk scarves - $20.00 material fee paid to instructor at class. Other sizes of silk and cotton scarves will be available for purchase. Instructor Faye Jacobs.

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May 2019

Spinning Techniques – Plant Fibres

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtisansCentre Peterborough, Peterborough Square, 340 Geoge St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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$40

Learn how to spin plant fibres including cotton, flax and hemp.

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Block Weaves

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$80.00

An exploration of block weave structures as a next step for a new weaver. We will use a two colour warp and weave with two shuttles to create hand towels or a small runner. Weavers should be comfortable winding a warp and putting it on the loom as they will be bringing a warped loom to class. You will need 4/8 cotton in at least two colours. We will be threading and then weaving in class. Registrations will be accepted…

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Rag Weaving for an Adult Beginner

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterborough – new address, Peterborough Square, 360 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 7E7
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$70.00

Rag weaving is weaving on a loom with strips of fabric. No experience needed. Sit down to a loom all ready to go. Jazz up your table and impress your family and friends by weaving your own rag runner to take home the same day. Or you may want to make a tote bag from the fabric you weave. Choose your colours - all materials are supplied.

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