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! (brendamclister@yahoo.ca)

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

Guild Show and Sale 2019
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
824 First Ave. West, Owen Sound

Friday 8 November 1pm-5pm
Saturday 9 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

Tues. 14 May, 2019 7:00 pm

Program: Knitting Socks is an investment of time; especially if you are using hand spun yarn.  You want those socks to last.  In this program, we will review tips for fibre choice, yarn structure, and knitting to make your socks more durable.  Our hand spun yarn may not conform to the gauge required for commercial patterns.  Learn how you can knit socks that fit using your hand spun yarn. Learn different ways to knit socks.  Try knitting a tiny, ornamental sock.  There will also be a sock knitting Challenge for those who wish to participate.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Program: Make a case for your favourite pair of needlework scissors using scraps of woven or felted wool fabric.

Tuesday 9, July 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Program: Tabi Ferguson of Sericin Silkworks will be our guest speaker.  Tabi will speak about what is and is not considered an exotic fibre, where these fibres come from, which tools are best suited to spin exotic and short stapled fibre (including cotton), and how to make the best use of tools you already have.  Participants may choose to purchase a kit of fibres for approximately $20, as well as other fibres Tabi will bring along with her.  Please bring a support spindle or other spindle, or a spinning wheel, as well as fine hard cards if you have them.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019 1 to 4 pm
Program:  We will be meeting at the Seniors’ Centre in Harrison Park, Owen Sound, for a potluck lunch.  Please bring a lawn chair, and a plate, a cup or mug, and cutlery for your use.  After lunch, there will be a program on felting for those who wish to participate.  We will be making felted soap bars, felt beads, and other small wet felted items.

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

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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.