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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.
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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-934-3273
Bridget Misener offers private spinning instruction. To inquire, contact Bridget at email@example.com or 519-334-3687