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  • Landmade
    10:00 -16:00
    2018/02/04

    The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6J 1J6

    The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6J 1J6

    The Upper Canada Fibreshed is excited to present LandMade, a one-day event bringing local fibre farmers to the Gladstone Hotel and giving urban knitters, spinners, crocheters, weavers, felters, makers and artists the chance to discover fleeces, rovings and yarns direct from the farm. Farms that raise sheep, alpacas and mohair will be available to talk all things fibre, and to provide locally and sustainably raised materials to the natural fibre enthusiast. Join our knitting circle and start your very own Fibreshed Knitalong project. Or bring your needles, hooks, spindles and wheels and enjoy conversation and making over coffee, tea or wine at the Gladstone Hotel!

    @ucfibreshed #landmade

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  • February Meeting
    19:30 -21:30
    2018/02/14

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    After months of planning we are looking forward to hearing from Roxann Blazetich-Otols about the Ducette braiding technique, and the wide range of items it can create. Roxann will also bring some braiding tools so we can all try this ancient textile skill. If you have your own Ducette, please bring it, as well as some moderately chunky yarn.

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  • Family Day
    09:30 -15:30
    2018/02/19

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    Guild members will be demonstrating a variety of fibre skills (carding, spinning, weaving, etc.) and leading activities to encourage the participation of visiting families. All volunteers welcome. Contact Joe Lewis.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS
If you are interested in spinning or weaving, you are welcome to join us at one of our monthly meetings! We do a variety of things together
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: The Meeting House at Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester Street, Toronto, M4X 1B8)

SPINNING AND KNITTING DROP IN
An open session for spinners and knitters to socialise and work on their own projects. Feel free to join us anytime – it’s totally free to come along!
When: Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm (please check the calendar for current dates)
Where: The Meeting House at Riverdale Farm

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Guild generally participates in the following events each year where we demonstrate fibre processing, spinning and weaving to the public. These are subject to confirmation.

FALL FESTIVALS
See the Guild in action on the second weekend in September at the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival, and at the Cabbagetown Festival too!

FAMILY DAY
Riverdale Farm is a great place to spend Family Day, with lots of fun activities taking place, including weaving and spinning that the whole family can enjoy.

SHEEP CELEBRATION
Riverdale Farm opens its doors with the farm’s popular spring festival where Guild members use the fleece shorn from the farm sheep to demonstrate the old skills needed to make yarn, dye it and weave it into cloth. Come and see sheep shearing, basic wool preparation, spinning and weaving in action!

More information on Riverdale Farm