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  • Jane Kidd: Curious Exhibition Opening
    18:00 -19:30
    2018/03/14

    55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

    55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

    All are welcome to join the opening of the new exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada – Jane Kidd: Curious. The exhibition features four recent series of works Kidd has completed, including a new series that will make its debut at this exhibition.

    Jane Kidd is one of the most highly recognised tapestry weavers in Canada, and has  been producing intricate hand-woven tapestry pieces for over 30 years. Her tapestries buzz with curiosity and urgency as she creates images that reference environmental manipulations: genetic modification of seeds, deforestation, hybridization. This exhibition invites reflection on real and imagined human engineering of the natural order, alongside examples of tapestry weaving techniques through the centuries from the Textile Museum’s extensive collection.

    Be one of the first to see the exhibition at this opening event, where Jane Kidd herself will be in attendance!

    For more information check out the website.

  • March Meeting
    19:30 -21:30
    2018/03/14

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    This month we’ll be hearing from Guild member Ruth Hepburn, who recently spent 6 weeks in Ethiopia working with traditional weavers. After winning a design competition, she was given the opportunity to design a capsule collection of fashion accessories for a German fashion brand in partnership with Sabahar, a successful producer of traditional handwoven textiles in Addis Ababa. She will give us an insight into the design process, the delights and challenges of cross-cultural design, and share some of the stunning traditional weaving techniques that are intrinsic to Ethiopian culture.

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  • Jane Kidd: Curious – Artist Gallery Tour
    17:30 -18:30
    2018/03/15

    55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

    55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

    Join Jane Kidd herself as she leads a guided tour of her new exhibition, ‘Curious’, at the Textile Museum of Canada, where she will highlight her inspirations that range from global tapestry traditions to political activism. The exhibition features four recent series of works Kidd has completed, including a new series that will make its debut at this exhibition.

    Jane Kidd is one of the most highly recognised tapestry weavers in Canada, and has  been producing intricate hand-woven tapestry pieces for over 30 years. Her tapestries buzz with curiosity and urgency as she creates images that reference environmental manipulations: genetic modification of seeds, deforestation, hybridization. This exhibition invites reflection on real and imagined human engineering of the natural order, alongside examples of tapestry weaving techniques through the centuries from the Textile Museum’s extensive collection.

    Cost: $15, Members $12, Students $10. Pre-registration is required.

    For more information and to register your place in the tour go to the website.

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  • Fibre Addict Social by The Wool Guild
    13:00 -17:00
    2018/03/25

    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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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