Family Day

2018/02/19 09:30 - 2018/02/19 15:30
The Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

Guild members will be demonstrating a variety of fibre skills (carding, spinning, weaving, etc.) and leading activities to encourage the participation of visiting families. All volunteers welcome. Contact Joe Lewis.

Related upcoming events

  • 2018/06/08 09:00 - 2018/06/10 16:30

    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...

    For more information check out the website and sign up to the mailing list to receive the most up to date news:

  • 2018/06/09 10:00 - 2018/06/09 17:00

    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.

    For more information visit the Facebook page

  • 2018/06/09 10:00 - 2018/06/09 17:00

    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).

    For more information visit:

  • 2018/06/13 19:30 - 2018/06/13 21:30

    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
  • 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