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  • May meeting: Presentations by 2021 Bursary Award Winners
    19:00 -21:00
    2022/05/11

    In 2021 two Guild members were awarded bursaries to further their skills and to share their artistry. Spinner Roslyn Darling undertook a study of yarn created with cotton and feathers: Spinning the Wind. She is planning to weave some samples using these plumed yarns, and has photos of truly amazing textiles from the Museo Textil de Oaxaca 2016 exhibit to share with watchers of her presentation.

    Textile artist Joe Lewis mounted an exhibition of his work: One Thought: 20 Years of Making Textile Works.

    We look forward to learning from these two dedicated artisans, and seeing their processes and the products as they worked on their sponsored projects.

  • 2021 Bursary Winners’ Presentations
    19:00 -21:00
    2022/05/11

    In 2021 two Guild members were awarded bursaries to further their skills and to share their artistry. Spinner Roslyn Darling undertook a study of yarn created with cotton and feathers: Spinning the Wind. Textile artist Joe Lewis mounted an exhibition of his work: One Thought: 20 Years of Making Textile Works.

    We look forward to learning from these two dedicated artisans, and seeing their processes and the products as they worked on their sponsored projects.

     

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY DURING COVID-19
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, mostly on the Zoom platform.
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: In the cloud! Invitations are sent to Guild members a week before each meeting.

SPINNING AND KNITTING DROP IN – on hold until better weather!
An invitation for spinners and knitters to meet up in Riverdale Park, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, to socialize, work on their own projects, and talk to members of the public about our crafts. Feel free to join us anytime – it’s totally free to come along!
When: Tuesdays, 2pm – 3:30pm 
Where: Riverdale Park West, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, 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. We look forward to resuming these events when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

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