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2023 Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival

2023/05/13 10:00 - 16:00
Peterborough Square
Address: 340 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9H 7E8

Peterborough Square

Admission: $5

Come and celebrate everything fibre with the Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild: Sheep to Shawl Demonstration; Make and Take area; fibre, yarn, and supplies; unique, handmade gifts; fibre courses…

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    Members, to access the zoom link, please sign into the website in the week prior to the meeting (or find it in the newsletter!).