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  • Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Conference 2017
    09:00 -16:00
    2017/05/05-2017/05/07

    1750 Finch Ave E, North York, ON, M2J 2

    1750 Finch Ave E, North York, ON, M2J 2

    Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Conference 2017

    Hosted by The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners, this annual conference is a fantastic 3-day event to immerse you in fibre learning and socialising! The conference includes a juried exhibition, silent auction, keynote speakers, fibre vendors and workshops. The keynote speakers this year will be:

    Doris Millerson – Assistant Professor in Fibre and Chair of Material Art & Design at OCAD University, and artist making intricate & complex thread sculptures illustrating modern life.

    Mary Underwood – Spinner, weaver and historian who has turned her pursuit of weaving education and an unexpected research project into an endless adventure.

    Registration is now open!

    Cost: $265

    For more information: www.ohs.on.ca/events/ohs-conference/

    OR check out the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/OHSconference2017

  • OHS Southwest Regional Seminar, Bridging the Guilds
    09:00 -16:30
    2017/05/05

    St Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd, Sarnia, ON, N7T 3W8

    St Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd, Sarnia, ON, N7T 3W8

    ​This year is the 54th Ontario Handspinning Seminar, a event featuring all day workshops, hosted by the Sarnia Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Workshops include basket weaving, inkle weaving, bead weaving, spinning , Dorset buttons and off the loom weaving with found materials. Registration Form will be included in Winter Issue of Fibre Focus. This is event is perfect for beginners and expert spinners alike.

    For information please contact Marsha at marshadavidson221@gmail.com or Dorothy at dcarr6@cogeco.ca.

    Cost: $30

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  • Maryland Sheep And Wool Festival
    08:30 -18:00
    2017/05/06-2017/05/07

    2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794

    2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794

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    The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association is proud to present the 44th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival – an annual celebration of everything sheep and wool. Some highlights to look forward to: contests and competitions, local food vendors, live entertainment, fibre art workshops, shepherd workshops, family activities, free demonstrations, auctions of handwoven items, fleece and spinning/weaving equipment and fibre vendors galore.

    Cost: $5 per day (advance tickets also available online)

    For more information: sheepandwool.org

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  • Fibre Addict Social by The Wool Guild
    13:00 -17:00
    2017/05/07

    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
    2017/05/10

    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!

  • May Meeting
    19:30 -21:30
    2017/05/10

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    ‘HOW WEDDING FAVOURS BECAME A TWILL STUDY’
    This month we welcome Guild member Megan Langley Granger who will be sharing how her decision to weave over 100 coasters to give as favours to her wedding guests became a literal labour of love and hugely educational process. We had a teaser of her incredible project last month and look forward to hearing the full story!

    See more of her weaving on Instagram

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    This month is also the time for our AGM – a chance to look back on the year, look forward to the year ahead and vote in the executive for next year.

     

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  • PEC Fibre Fest
    09:00 -18:00
    2017/05/27

    375 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0

    375 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0

    Prince Edward County Fibre Festival

    The Prince Edward County Fibre Fest features dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more! There will also be workshops in felting, spinning, knitting, button making, amongst other things. Live alpacas, sheep and rabbits will be making an appearance, with live sheep shearing demonstration throughout the day.

    Cost: $5 (children 12 & under free)

    For more information: fibrefest.ca

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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