Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners Guild

Thunder Bay Spinners and Weavers Guild

Announce our New Executive for 2019


Congratulations: (left to right) Treasurer, Sue-Ellen Blekkenhorst, President, Colleen Laughton, Past President, Aletha MacRae, Secretary, Frances Bennett-Sutton. Missing from photo is Vice-President, Jan Bachanek

The Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners Guild is a not for profit organization. We welcome anyone interested in sharing or learning the art of weaving or spinning. The Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners Guild now have a Facebook page.

Meetings are held from September to June once a month on the 4th Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at Jumbo Gardens Community Centre on Toivo Street.  We have a pot-luck event for the December and June meetings, but lately we have been going to a local restaurant in December instead of having a pot-luck.

The weavers and spinners of this community have been active for half a century.  The guild takes part in events that educate and amuse the public.  We feature displays and demonstrate weaving/spinning at the Olde Fort William Historic Park, the CLE, Murillo and Hymers Fall Fairs.  Here, in Thunder Bay, the weaving/spinning community is small so we like to keep in touch with other guilds.  Throughout the year we offer courses in spinning, weaving and dyeing yarn with natural materials. During the winter months, the guild room is open one weekday to allow members to weave on the big floor looms, research in the library or exchange ideas and discuss new projects.

March 2019 Meeting


March is Election Night for the Guild and a large number of members turned out for voting and to make minor amendments to the By-laws and Constitution. The picture above shows many that were in attendance.  The photo below depicts those members who shared completed projects in the Guild’s Show and Tell segment.  This activity ends all monthly meetings as members are encouraged to share ongoing and finished projects before concluding the evening’s agenda and turning to refreshments and visiting! Projects included wet and needle felted items, woven shawls, crochet bunnies and sweaters.