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November 2018

Weaving for the Home – Hosted by Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

November 17, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$210 – $270

This class runs from 17 November 2018 until 1 December 2018 Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Marianne (Mandy) Heggtveit Level: Intermediate (I) Cost: $185.84+HST= $210 Members $238.94+HST= $270 Non-Member There are 2 spots remaining in this workshop In this workshop students will become familiar with weave structures and materials appropriate for home furnishings including draperies, upholstery, cushions, table cloths, blankets, pillows or…

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Pottawatomi Spinners and Weavers Guild 2018 Show and Sale

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, N4K 4K4
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Free

See demonstrations of spinning and weaving, and try your hand at these activities. Shop for one-of-a-kind hand spun and hand woven items made by our Guild members. Crafters, stock up on supplies for your own creations. There will be fleece, roving, and curly locks from locally raised animals, in natural colours or dyed, for your spinning, felting, and other fibre arts projects. Knitters and crocheters will find unique hand spun and mill spun yarns, and hand turned yarn bowls and…

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Introduction to Weaving – Table Loom

November 18, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$240 – $300

This class runs from 18 November 2018 until 9 December 2018 Dates: Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 25, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, December 2, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Laurie Harkin-Chiasson Level: Beginner (B) Cost: $212.39+HST= $240 Members $265.49+HST= $300 Non-Member Class size: 6 Venue: Classroom There are 4 spots remaining in this workshop Description: A comprehensive introduction to the…

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Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Annual SALE!

November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Tett Centre, 370 King St.,
Kingston, ON,
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Come and Celebrate 70 Years of Spinning and Weaving with KHWS at our Annual Sale - 2018

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Next-Step Spinning on the Wheel with Roslyn Darling

November 24, 2018
Gemini Fibres – Mount Albert ON, 5062 Mount Albert Road
Mount Albert, L0G 1M0
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$95.00

Next-Step Spinning on the Wheel with Roslyn Darling After a quick review of the basics of spinning a continuous thread, participants will continue to work on control of yarn diameter and twist. New fibres will be introduced. Additional drafting and plying techniques will be taught, along with hand carding, with the opportunity to try a variety of equipment. $95.00 (+ HST) Plus $5.00 Instructor's Fee Spinning Wheel experience required.

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Perfect Yarn Perfect Project

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$44.25 – $60

Description: Stop playing “yarn chicken” with your handspun knitting, crochet or weaving projects, learn to accurately determine how much fibre you will need to spin for a given project. We will start with real examples of projects made from handspun and discuss how they were planned and how well it worked out. We will then look at several possible projects and discuss yarn design and how to approach sampling. Then we will practice sampling and measuring to calculate amounts of…

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Introduction to Felted Landscape – Painting with Wool

November 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artisans Centre Peterboroough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, K9J 7R8
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$50

This workshop explores painting using a 2-dimensional wool felting technique created by the instructor. Participants will create their own unique landscape using wet and dry felting techniques. Whether you are experienced or just want to "give it a try", this fun, relaxing workshop will not disappoint. Please bring: spray bottle, one large towel, one small towel, non-scented soap (Ivory), sharp scissors and photos of landscapes that inspire you. $50 + $20 material fee paid to instructor

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VIBRANT Show and Sale

November 25, 2018
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street
Kingston, ON, K7L2V3
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Free

VIBRANT - a Show and Sale of beautifully hand-made woven, spun and hand fashioned items. Wearable accessories, designer clothing, towels, runners, blankets, rugs and more. Gift items.

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Textile, Memory & Storytelling

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. West
Toronto, M5H 3H3
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Textile, Memory & Storytelling is a panel discussion featuring textile artists, makers, educators, and designers: Susan Fohr (Textile Museum of Canada) Michele Karch-Ackerman (installation artist) Sage Paul (Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto) and Dorie Millerson (OCADU). The event also includes access to an exhibit currently on view at Campbell House, Bluebird Dress Factory as well as an artist-led tour.

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December 2018

Fur Weaving

December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$53.10 – $75

Instructor: Liliane McKennirey Level: Novice (N) Description:  In this workshop you will learn to recognize good fur. By using specialized cutting tools, you will learn how to weave using strips from fur coats, hats and stoles. This will allow you to up-cycle and update your Moms out of fashion fur coat. With the use of a loom you can weave the strips of fur with modern colours into an amazing fabric! To put all these new skills together students will make a brain…

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Inge Dam – Tablet Band Incorporated in the Fabric

December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ottawa Vally Weavers Guild, 400 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8 Canada
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$140 – $180

This class runs from 30 March 2019 until 31 March 2019 Dates: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Inge Dam Level: Intermediate (I) Class size: 12 There are 6 spots remaining in this workshop   Description:  In this workshop the participants will learn how to add a tablet band into a piece of fabric. A simple tablet weaving technique, the threaded-in technique, will be taught. A tablet warp will be made and the participants will…

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Triangular Shawl

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Centre Peterboroough, 993 Talwood Drive
Peterborough, K9J 7R8
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$95

Make something special - a fabulous gift for your mother, friend or yourself. Weave a fabulous, cozy shawl, no loom required. Lots of colour options available. A cardboard loom will be provided for you along with instructions on how to make your own. $95 + $15 material fee payable to instructor

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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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