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  • May Meeting (VIRTUAL)
    19:30 -21:30
    2020/05/13

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    Time: 7 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Location: Zoom (Online)

    We are planning to hold our May meeting virtually. Ruth Wickremesooriya, our 2019 Bursary winner, explored indigo dyeing and weaving to produce some beautiful fabrics. Ruth will ‘broadcast” from her basement studio where you can see some of the cloth she designs and creates hanging on the wall behind her. Ruth’s 30-minute virtual presentation will start with a slide show of images and artists’ work that inspired her, using Screen Share, and share fascinating anecdotes about indigo blues and denim. Then she’ll talk about how those images and ideas led to the indigo-dyed fabric she has been weaving. Ruth’s weaving has subtle changes in shade and texture. Future more graphic woven projects are in the planning stages. We are planning to end with a question and answer session.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS – CURRENTLY ON HOLD DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
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– CURRENTLY ON HOLD 
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: Simpson House at Riverdale Farm. Entry is via the patio off Winchester Street.

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!

FAMILY DAY
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.

SHEEP CELEBRATION
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!

More information on Riverdale Farm