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  • September meeting: Wild Fibers from North to South, with Linda Cortright
    19:00 -21:00
    2020/09/09

    With the ongoing restrictions on in-person gatherings, we are planning remote meetings for the remainder of the year. This has the unanticipated benefit of allowing us to engage speakers from outside our usual geographic area. To kick off the 2020-2021 season, we are thrilled that Linda Cortright accepted our invitation. She will be joining us from the USA’s east coast.

    This meeting is open to members and invited guests. The Zoom log-in codes will be emailed out one week before the meeting.

    Wild Fibers from North to South

    Take a cyber tour with Wild Fibers editor Linda Cortright as she travels from Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic, to the islands of Antarctica, exploring history of seal wool and qiviut.

    Frequently referred to as “the National Geographic of Fibers,” Wild Fibers offers an extraordinary blend of photography, culture, travel, and natural fibre. Its mission is to understand and promote the role natural fibers play throughout the world, specifically highlighting developing countries. “We are as devoted to the people who spin, weave, and create “magic” with fibre, as we are to the farmers, nomads, and shepherds who have tended these valuable animals since the dawn of time,” Cortright says.

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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