Pottawatomi Spinners and Weavers Guild

The Pottawatomi Spinners and Weavers Guild was founded in 1975 by Elinor Bartlett. Current membership includes spinners, weavers, felters, and fibre producers from Tobermory to Hanover, and Lake Huron to Georgian Bay.

Are you:

  • interested in joining the Guild?
  • looking for a home for second hand spinning or weaving equipment?
  • trying to arrange a spinning and/or weaving demonstration for a community event?
  • shopping for handspun or handwoven products?

Contact us or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PottawatomiSpinnersandWeaversGuild

We have a successful show and sale each November. Members demonstrate spinning and weaving, and offer their work for sale.

Guild Show and Sale 2020
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
824 First Ave. West, Owen Sound

Friday 6 November 1pm-5pm
Saturday 7 November 10am-4pm

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the New Life Centre, 199 4th Ave. W., Owen Sound, unless otherwise specified.  Guests and new members are welcome.

Upcoming meetings

Tuesday 10 March from 1:00 to 4:00 pm:  Learn techniques to extend the lives of our hand knitted socks.  Susan will show us how to darn a holey sock.  Tina will show us how to reinforce a thin spot using duplicate stitch.  And Melody will show us the “afterthought heel.”  To participate, bring a holey sock and/or a sock with a thin spot, yarn     to use for repairs, a darning needle, scissors, and knitting needles suitable for sock knitting.

Tuesday 14 April from 7:00 to 10:00 pm:  Program on spinning Possum.

Tuesday 12 May from 7:00 to 10:00 pm:  Harriet will set the stage for our summer challenge.  We will be working in pairs–1 spinner and 1 weaver or knitter–to create bags.

Tuesday 9 June from 7:00 to 10:00 pm:  Program on Temari.

Tuesday 14 July from 7:00 to 10:00 pm:  Learn basics of inkle loom weaving, kumihimo, or various braiding techniques.

Tuesday 11 August from 1:00 to 4:00 pm:  Year end picnic.

Tuesday 8 September from 7:00 to 10:00 pm:  Annual meeting.  Show and tell bags from summer challenge.

Learn to Spin

Harriet Boon offers private spinning and dyeing lessons for all skill levels.  For further information, contact Harriet at hboon@bmts.com or 519-934-3273

Bridget Misener offers private spinning instruction.  To inquire, contact Bridget at bridgemisener@live.ca or 519-334-3687

Links

Photos

The Pottawatomi Guild was founded in 1975 by Master Weaver, Elinor Bartlett.

The Annual sale at the Owen Sound Public Library where hangs our co-operative mural designed by Ruth Arnsberger.