Our Vision and Mission


Supporting tradition; embracing innovation.


The Ontario Handweavers & Spinners is a vibrant organization that encourages, inspires, enables, and sustains the unique work of handweaving, spinning and related fibre arts.

The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners organized in 1956 to promote high standards in the fibre arts and arouse public interest in our craft.  Today, the organization has members from all parts of Ontario, in other parts of Canada, and beyond our borders. We welcome all those interested in spinning, weaving, dyeing, basketry and other related fibre arts.

The OHS connects its members by providing networking opportunities through conferences, seminars, workshops, its magazine, Fibre Focus, and this website.

It educates through its certificate and Masters programs, and by encouraging learning in the fibre arts.

Finally it advocates and shares the passion for weaving and spinning, by raising the profile of handweaving, spinning and related fibre arts throughout Ontario and beyond.

If you would like a copy of the latest Annual Report or the Constitution, please send your request to info@ohs.on.ca.

The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners is a not for profit, charitable organization. Revenue Canada Registration Number 119067866RR0001.