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  • Virtual Field Trip
    19:00 -21:00
    2021/02/10

    We usually take a field trip to the Textile Museum of Canada every winter. As we clearly can’t plan such an outing for this coming winter, we have arranged a virtual tour. TMC already offers a virtual tour of the Anna Torma exhibition.

    Susan Fohr, director of TMC, wrote: “In September, TMC facilitated a series of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition called “The Slow Approach.” For the final week of the program, which focused on Slow Stitching, participants worked on their own hand-stitching projects, using textile fragments that had personal meaning to them. This activity was inspired by a series in the exhibition where Anna Torma has stitched textiles from her past onto a horizontal piece of hemp fabric as a kind of journal. Guild members may enjoy doing something similar during the tour, or afterwards in response to the work.”

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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