March Meeting

2018/03/14 19:30 - 2018/03/14 21:30
The Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
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.

Related upcoming events

  • Black Sheep Festival Of Contemporary Textile Art
    2018/07/07 All day

    The first annual Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art is a curated event featuring a makers marketplace, demonstrations, and a weekend workshop series. Black Sheep strives to bring together a diverse range of artists and makers to share knowledge and inspire innovation in the textile arts.

    Ticket information will become available nearer the event.

    For more information check out the website

  • 2018/09/15 10:00 - 2018/09/15 16:00

    ​This year the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Central Region Seminar will be hosted by the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild in the Toronto suburbs. The event will include a spinning circle, maker spaces, vendors selling fibre, yarn and equipment, demos and opportunities to try weaving in the Guild's fibre studio. Beverages will be available at the Networking Cafe, but please bring your own lunch.

    Come and play all day!

    For more information check out the website or drop an email to the Etobicoke Handweavers & Spinners Guild

    Cost: $7 admission