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    19.August.Saturday
    fibre festival quebec twist festival

    09:00 -17:00
    2017/08/19-2017/08/20
    530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil, Sain-André-Avellin, QC, J0V 1W0

    TWIST is an annual fibre festival in Quebec to showcase the world of fibre, featuring 125 vendors from all areas of the fibre industry. If you are the general public, an enthusiast, a fibre producer, a fleece animal breeder, an artist or a professional – this event is for you! There are also two days of workshops on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August, but you must register beforehand for these.

    Cost: $10 – day / $15 – weekend (free for children 12 and under)

    For more information: festivaltwist.org

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: Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm (please check the calendar for current dates)
Where: The Residence at Riverdale Farm

IN THE COMMUNITY

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

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