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  • March meeting
    19:30 -21:30
    2020/03/11

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    Kate Michalska graduated from Victoria Park Secondary School in Toronto but always dreamed of life on a farm. A weaver and spinner, she has nurtured Lincoln Longwool sheep for more than 20 years. Her current flock of about 30 sheep are rotationally grazed, organically and ethically raised on a 200 acre farm near Kingston, Ontario where she lives with chickens, three ducks, two dogs and two cats. She and her husband to also own Lynch Lineback cattle in association with Rob Torr of Toronto. For more information about their work with heritage breeds, see the website www.StIsidoreFarm.net or the St. Isidore Farm Facebook page.

    The Lincoln sheep are usually shorn in March so there may be some fresh fleeces available. Kate will bring roving, etc. for sale. If any Guild members would like to have samples of fleece to add to a Breeds Book, or simply for your interest, please let us know and we’ll ask Kate to bring some.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS
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
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