2017 - 2018 Calendar
Our meetings are typically on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month with social time starting at 6:30 pm and the program beginning at 7 o'clock. Guests are always welcome we would love to meet fellow fibre enthusiasts. Drop us a line on the contact page and some one will be sure to make you feel comfortable and welcome!
Joint Meeting, September 13 – Introduction of spinning and weaving program and the challenge for the year. Share your spinning and weaving related adventures over the summer.
Weaving Meeting, October 11 – Metallic Ornament – You will make an ornament using twinning and basketry techniques. If you have a small awl (turkey skewers) and small snipes bring them along.
Spinning Meeting, October 25 – Breed Specific Yarn – Barb Ross will be sharing her experience In the UK with regards to Breed Specific Yarn.
Weaving Meeting, November 8 – Variations in Rep Weave – Sharon Gardiner will give a presentation on variations in Rep Weave.
Spinning Meeting, November 22 – Lincoln Longwool Sheep – Breeder Kate Michalska will give a presentation on Lincoln Longwool sheep.
Joint meeting, December 13 – Christmas Potluck – 6:30 start. Bring your favourite dish, plate and utensils.
Weaving Meeting, January 10 – Metallic Yarns – An invitation to explore and investigate metallic materials. If you have any examples bring them along.
Spinning Meeting, January 24 – Fleece Preparation – Washing a fleece hands-on in a group setting. Bring a plastic bag to take home your fleece.
Weaving Meeting, February 14 – Incorporating Handpainted Yarns into Your Weaving – If you have samples bring them along.
Spinning Meeting, February 28 – How to Deal with a Dirty Fleece – Bring an apron and any tools you find useful for this job.
Weaving Meeting, March 14 – Finger Manipulated Weaving, Ceinture Fléchée – We will make a bookmark using this technique. Materials will be supplied.
Spinning Meeting, March 28 – Different Approaches to Spinning – Handout of 3 remaining study fleeces. Bring your wheel to spin in grease or bring clean fleece from previous handout to spin.
Weaving Meeting, April 11 – Ceinture Fléchée – Then and Now – Dr. Joyce Dawson will give a historical perspective through to the current use of this weaving technique.
Spinning Meeting, April 25 – Breed Specific Influence on Culture – Last study fleece will be distributed.
Weaving Meeting, May 9 – Weaving to Wear – Mary Armbrust will deliver a program on “How to turn your handwoven fabric into one of a kind garments”.
Spinning Meeting, May 23 – Discussion on the Five Study Fleeces – Bring you record sheets and share your findings.
Potluck – 6:30 start. Bring your favourite dish, plate and utensils. Bring your completed challenge to share with others.