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  • April Meeting – CANCELLED
    19:30 -21:30
    2020/04/08

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

    Arounna Khounnoraj is a screen printer who enjoys experimenting with surface techniques such as embroidery and punch needle. She and her husband run the textile studio bookhou. Arounna will speak about her creative journey and how to market a brand and business. As an established textile designer, she will talk about the relationship between selling online and using social media to develop your story and creating a community.

    Arounna is a Canadian artist and maker working in Toronto where she immigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture and ceramics, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started bookhou. She creates objects such as bags, home goods and textile art.

    In addition, Arounna’s passion for creating and belief in the importance of the handmade has allowed her to become one of Canada’s most sought-after mentors and educators working with colleges, workshops and social media projects.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS – CURRENTLY HELD ELECTRONICALLY 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, 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– 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. 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! Also cancelled for 2020.

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