Brendan Gaynor of The Gaynor Homestead, where he and his family raise Rambouillet sheep, bees, corn, and more, will be telling us all about life as Ontario farmer and yarn producer. The Gaynor Homestead is a small-scale, permaculture farm and a registered Ontario producer of high quality spinning wool and purebred livestock from their small flock of Rambouillets.
The Gathering is an annual fibre festival in Port Hope, Ontario, where many farmers and fibre vendors come to sell their wares, and fibre enthusiasts gather to knit and spin together in a communal space.
Please note the new location!
$5 entry fee is required (includes complimentary refreshments)
This 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
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!
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!