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  • Spinning + Knitting Drop In
    13:00 -15:00
    2017/03/01

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    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!

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  • Fibre Addict Social by The Wool Guild
    14:00 -18:00
    2017/03/05

    723 Gerrard St. E. Toronto, ON, M4M 1Y5

    723 Gerrard St. E. Toronto, ON, M4M 1Y5

    Wool Addict Social Toronto

    This a new, monthly social event is for fibre-loving folk to enjoy an afternoon of mingling, crafting, and discovering local wools and yarns. Each month local farms will be showcasing their fleeces, rovings, and yarns, and coffee/tea/wine/dessert will be available for purchase. We believe that when creative people are brought together great ideas are born, collaborations started, and inspirations turn into reality.

    DON’T FORGET: Your project, spinning wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting, etc

    Venue capacity is limited – please RSVP and find out more at woolguild.com

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  • Spinning + Knitting Drop In
    13:00 -15:00
    2017/03/08

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    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!

  • March Meeting
    19:30 -21:30
    2017/03/08

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    Dr Sarah Fee, Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Textiles and Fashions at the Royal Ontario Museum, will be giving us a sneak preview of the conference coming up in November – ‘Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy Burnham’ – and opening up a conversation with us about it too! Dr Fee’s latest book, ‘An Ocean of Cloth: Textile Trades and Consumer Cultures in the Indian Ocean’ will be out later this year.

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  • Twist Spring Retreat
    14:00 -16:00
    2017/03/10-2017/03/12

    Rang des Pruniers, Route 323 Saint-Émile-de- Suffolk, QC J0V 1Y0

    Rang des Pruniers, Route 323 Saint-Émile-de- Suffolk, QC J0V 1Y0

    Twist Spring Retreat 2017 Quebec Fibre Event Creativity

    TWIST is an annual fibre festival in Quebec to showcase the world of fibre.  Every year they also organise a retreat to create space for some creative hibernation; to share, discover and perfect any fibre related technique.

    Cost: $350 + tax – includes board and lodging, 2 workshops (3 hours), 2 mini workshops (1 hour), some materials

    For more information: festivaltwist.org

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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