Neilson Park Creative Centre

56 Neilson Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1V7

Upcoming events

  • 2017/10/28 - 2017/10/29 All day

    The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners are hosting a workshop by Denise Kovnat. This two-day workshop focuses on weave structures, choices and finishing techniques that work independently and/or together to create fabric with dimension and personality. What appears flat and grid-like on the loom will crinkle, puff, and bloom almost immediately in the water, taking on an entirely different character.  In a round robin format, participants will complete a notebook of samples that illustrate different shrinkage techniques for wool and cotton; “cram and space” techniques using silk warp and overtwisted weft; deflected double weave in wool that creates horizontal ribs; deflected double weave that “poufs” after washing; plain weave and twill using stainless-steel yarns that bend and crinkle; waffle weave alternating with plain weave with seersucker bumps; and other 4-harness techniques.

    There are still one or two spaces left in For more information or to register, contact dorothy.thomson@gmail.com