- 0303.October.Tuesdayhttp://toronto-guild-of-spinners-and-weavers.com/event/warkworth-guilds-spin-in-2017/St. John's United Church, Campbellford50 Bridge St W, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
Celebrating 28 Years!
10:00 – 3:00, Tuesday October 3, 2017
All Welcome! ADMISSION $5.00
SWEETS TABLE; BBQ LAMB BURGERS
Bring a MUG
SUPPLIERS & DRAWS
CONTACT: Joan McCulloch 705-653-1509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to an informal afternoon of spinning or other portable fibre activities every Thursday afternoon in The Meeting House
- 0606.October.Fridayhttp://toronto-guild-of-spinners-and-weavers.com/event/eastern-great-lakes-fibre-conference/Chautauqua InstituteChautauqua Institution, 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722
The joint effort of five American guilds, the Eastern Great Lakes Fibre Conference (EGLFC) is a biennial conference held in western New York State. It is a small conference of around 85 participants with three days full of weaving, basketry, felting, spinning, fabric embellishment and woven jewellery. The main activities are the specialist workshops run every day, but there is plenty of opportunity to shop from local vendors, browse fibre exhibits, meet other fibre fans and showcase your work to others.
Registration opens on April 1st and closes on June 1st 2017. Registration includes nine meals and three days of classes (excluding material fees). You must find your own accommodation in the area.
Cost: $355 (USD)
For more information: eglfc.org
- 0707.October.Saturdayhttp://toronto-guild-of-spinners-and-weavers.com/event/opening-of-judy-martins-exhibition-at-david-kaye-gallery/David Kaye GalleryCannot determine address at this location.
Please join Guild member Nieves Carrasco from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th to meet textile artist JUDY MARTIN and view her amazingly stitched thread wall drawings/objects. Never one to sit idle without needle and thread, Judy has created an incredible body of work. She says, “The exhibition it is about the process of making and the stitched objects are just the evidence of time and labour. Making things by hand is a very positive and nurturing thing for anyone to do. Creating the pieces for this exhibition has been healing for both my body and spirit.” Judy is featured in the book Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art.
This month we welcome local fashion designer and fibreshed hero Peggy Sue Deaven Smiltnieks, creative director of The Peggy Sue Collection. After winning the Toronto Fashion Incubator in 2016, Peggy Sue has been growing her brand while still remaining true to her core values: that fashion should be connected, conscious and regenerative. The collection is fully traceable, designed to accentuate the best of the North American Fiber Industry and built to sustain lifetimes of wear.
For more information: www.peggysuecollection.com
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.
See the Guild in action on the second weekend in September at the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival, and at the Cabbagetown Festival too!
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.
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