This is always a lovely opportunity for spinners to hang out together, learn new skills, and add to the fibre inventory. The theme this year is “2018: A Spinning Odyssey”. Two TGSW members will be teaching on Saturday: Harriet Boon and Julia Lee. Accommodations will be in Essex Hall’s furnished suites. Each suite contains four single lockable bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and a kitchenette. Information on booking accommodations will be contained in the Spring OHS Newsletter. All attendees are encouraged to bring an item to put into one or more of the seven display categories. More info to come…
The Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival is a single day event showcasing local and independent vendors, with a unique mini-market for small businesses designed specifically to help small companies with great products put a spotlight on their unique products, attracting passionate fiber artists of all types. Knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters will all find something perfect for them. There are classes available, and a great refreshment station with lots of yummy treats! Come out and join in the fun!
Tickets cost $4 and can be bought in advance on the website (below).
Kawartha Heritage and Maryboro Lodge, in collaboration with the District 7 Ontario Sheep Farmers, present the Sheep to Warm Woollies Festival which will be running simultaneously with the Kawartha Yarn & Fleece Festival and offers great family activities for anyone wanting to learn more about how your wool comes to be! This educational agricultural event will feature live sheep and lambs, a shearing demonstration, guilds of spinners and weavers, as well as children’s crafts and activities. There will also be 100% wool items for sale, food vendors and more! The festivities at Maryboro Lodge are 100% free and you can swing on over to their event page to book your tickets in advance!
Tickets are free but you are encouraged to book ahead on Eventbrite here.
This will be our final meeting of the year, and to celebrate we enjoy a dessert pot luck together and have an auction of yarn, fibre and equipment to boost the goodies in your stash as well as raise some money for the Guild.
Things to bring:
Dessert offering (including list of ingredients please)
Any yarn/fibre/equipment that you wish to sell in the auction
Cash to make your own purchases!
As always we will have some time for show and tell, so do bring any of your recent creations to show the group
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!