Dates: Thursdays, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 18, and 25

Times: 9:30 to 4pm

Fee: $250 plus $15 material fee


In this hands-on beginner course, participants will learn the fundamentals of weaving from making a warp to weaving cloth. Students will learn how to dress a loom: make a warp, beam it onto the loom, draw in the threads, sley the reed and tie on. Also, reading and writing out weaving drafts will be covered.  In the class, students will be introduced to three weave structures: plain weave, twill and satin. Using this knowledge, participants will design and make a set of cotton placemats.

Register via email to and send an e-transfer to for the registration fee.

Students will be using:
4 harness table loom
Boat shuttles
warping board

Explore the fascinating process of creating botanical prints – dyeing and printing fabrics with native plants.

• We will explore the technique of creating colourful botanical prints on a dark background.
• I will teach how to resist-print with plants and to discharge natural dyes with plant material.
• We will experience how different mordants will bring out different colours from the same plant.
• The magic of the iron and tannin technique will also be on the curriculum.
For all workshop information, visit

Two-day workshop will cover:

• getting to know local plants for successful printing
• processes for mordanting protein and cellulose fabrics with natural metallic salts and tannins
• the magic of iron and tannins, and use of other additives to enhance your prints
• different procedures of constructing and cooking bundles

Workshops are held in a rustic barn located on 23 acres of meadows and deciduous trees,

minutes from Tweed and 37 km north of Belleville, Ontario.
The setting is very tranquil, with plenty of botanical materials from the property and dyer’s garden.

At the end of the workshop, you will leave with one-of-a-kind, eco-printed silk scarves and
fabrics to use in textile art or sewing projects.

Workshops require a minimum of four students; registration closes at six students,
so there will be plenty of personal attention! 


COST (including HST)
Two-day workshop: $270 (incl. $50 lab fee)
Two-day workshop: $470 (incl. $200 for fabrics, $50 lab fee)

River House Studio
843 Stoco Road RR4
Tweed, Ontario, Canada K0K 3J0
Mobile: 613-970-1086; Home: 613-478-1555

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Three-day workshops only)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located approximately 21/2 hours from Toronto and Ottawa, 45 minutes north of Belleville.
From Hwy. 401, take exit 544. Take Hwy. 37 north towards Tweed for 37 km. Just before Tweed (at blinking yellow
light), turn right onto Marlbank Road. Drive about 3 km.
After crossing a bridge, turn left onto Stoco Road. Keep left and drive about 3 km more. 843 Stoco Road is on your left —
look for a large, grey barn.

Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival & Sale

Saturday, March 14, 2020
10 am – 4 pm, at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, ON. This is our 10th annual festival. Entrance fee: $5.00, (children 12 & under free, if accompanied by an adult).
– Demonstrations
– Sheep to Shawl Demonstration
– Kids activity area
– Hands on activities
– Craft items & unique gifts for purchase
– Yarn, fibre and supplies available for purchase
– Door prizes

The Alpaca Ontario Fibre Faire and Spring Show is offering 5 workshops facilitated by artisans and professionals from all facets of the industry. The workshops include: Punch Needle Rug Hooking, Weaving on a Triangular Loom, Colour to Dye For, Animal Sculptured Needle Felting and Arm Knitting a Funky Chic Scarf. Registration is now open and classes are filling up. The Fibre Arts competition is simple to enter and your piece will be showcased and viewed by hundreds of fibre enthusiasts and members of the public. The Halter and Walking Fleece shows are opportunities for enthusiasts, both new and experienced, to show off their alpacas in the show ring. The artisan marketplace is an opportunity for local artists and business owners to showcase their incredible talents and products. It is also an opportunity for anyone in the fibre arts community to purchase that hard to find fibre arts tool.  From mills to shearing products to looms and yarns – we will be showcasing it all. The show is free to the general public. To find the exact schedule and register for workshops please visit

Come & Explore the 2nd Annual Muskoka Yarn & Fibrefest!

This one day show will feature the best of fibrearts, from raw fleece to finished objects. We welcome yarn enthusiasts and fibre newcomers alike to this one of a kind event on the first real weekend of summer in beautiful Muskoka.

With over 45 vendors for knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers, come and explore Muskoka for the day.

10 am to 4pm | Admission $5 | Free Parking

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival showcases local and independent vendors, with a mini-market for start-up businesses designed specifically to help small companies with great products put a spotlight on their unique products, attracting passionate fiber artists of all types.  Knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters will all find something perfect for them.

Kitchener Waterloo Weavers & Spinners Exhibition at the Button Factory

25 Regina St. South, Waterloo, Ontario

Opening: February 7, 5-7 pm

Every life path is unique and intertwined.  Each journey is personal and layered.  In Fibre Paths memories, traditions and personal narratives are brought to life through fibre art.  The threads of our stories lead us through colour, shape and texture to arrive at a finished work that is woven and spun into meaning and form.  We invite you to witness our journeys.


Spindle Spinning, Family Weaving, Tapestry

HAPPY ENDINGS – NEW BEGINNINGS  OHS South West Regional  Conference will be held at Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Street, London, Ontario.  Join us for a day of fibre inspiration, fellowship and instruction.  Take one of the workshops:  Begin with Bling, (spinning techniques to create beaded designer yarn), Boro Stitching on Wool or Cotton, Beading with Hems and Fringes (hands on practice with woven scarf-weight samples) and Happy Endings: Framing Your Fibre Art Creations.  Bring your lunch and mug. Coffee, tea and morning snacks provided.   For registration details:

A social gathering of spinners,knitters,fiber enthusiasts.  Door prizes, draw prizes, vendors, lunch, goodies

SpinON is an event for spinners, based in Ontario, Canada.  Spinners participate individually, and may also form teams, to spin as much yarn as they can during a 4-day marathon.  The purpose of this event is to promote the craft of hand spinning, and to encourage the use of locally raised wool and other locally sourced fibre.