Updates from the Peterborough Handweavers' and Spinners' Guild
Hello Everyone – Welcome back to the Guild and the Artisans Centre! We have been working on a program plan and will be kicking off the year with a special presentation by a fleece producer, Helen Knibb. Please see the attached poster for more information.
Opportunities for Involvement at Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Corn Roast – Sunday, August 27th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Join us for a good old-fashioned corn roast! Come celebrate the start of the harvest season with threshing demonstrations, live music, plenty of fire-cooked corn and more. The Guild has been invited to demonstrate spinning, weaving and felting under a shelter (Woodturners will also be there); your fibre items may be sold at this event. Click here to see all the events for the day: https://www.langpioneervillage.ca/plan-your-visit/events/corn-roast/
AppleFest – Sunday, October 1st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; Tempt your taste buds with the sweetest event of the year! Come out to Lang for a colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest. See the Cider Mill in full operation, enjoy historic demonstrations, apple treats, games and so much more! The Guild has been invited to demonstrate spinning, weaving and felting under a shelter (Woodturners will also be there); your fibre items may be sold at this event. Click here to see all the events for the day: https://www.langpioneervillage.ca/plan-your-visit/events/applefest/
Lang Christmas Bazaar – An indoor/outdoor Christmas market offering a fine selection of local and handmade gifts and festive decorations to satisfy all your holiday shopping needs. Would any guild members like to get together and rent a table to sell their wares? Click here for more information: https://www.langpioneervillage.ca/plan-your-visit/events/christmas-bazaar/
Guild Meeting Dates for 2023-24
Meetings are usually the third Monday of the month, in the Artisans Centre Peterborough (Unit 3 of Peterborough Square mall) with occasional exceptions. Please mark your calendars!! We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with study groups in spinning and weaving. A short business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short social break, and then and a program.
September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, January 15, February 26, March 18, April 15,
May 27 and June 17
Guild Board for 2023-24
Guild Executive (2 year term)
Past President: Darlene Fallis President: Gillian Holden
Vice-President: VACANT Secretary: Krista Delahunt
Treasurer: Julia Szabo
Standing Committees (2 year term)
Communications: Lynn Shaw Library: Lois Watson
Program (2 members): Shannon McKinley & Anne Gallant
ACP Board Reps (2 members): Darlene Fallis & VACANT
Class Coordinator: Darlene Fallis
Equipment Coordinators: Weaving – Merrilyn Lindsay, Spinning – Patti Briggs
Special Committees (1 year term)
Membership: Lois Watson Sunshine: Diane Passmore
FAFS: VACANT Social: Shannon and Molly McKinley
Nominating Committee: a duty of the Past President
Some Fibre Events and Festivals In Ontario 2023
Fibre Spirit Festival 2023 Sat, Aug 26 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barrie Curling Club, 175 Essa Rd Barrie, ON
Almonte’s 28th Annual FIBREFEST 2023 & Soup For Thought
Wed. Sep 6 – Sun. Sep 10
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St E
Scugog Fibre Festival Sat. Sep 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nestleton Community Centre, Nestleton, ON
Warkworth Spinners & Weavers Tues. Oct 3 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. John’s United Church, Campbellford, ON
Woolstock 2023 Sat, Oct. 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, ON
SHOW AND SHARE – This was mistakenly attached (by Gillian) to the June AGM Minutes. What was I thinking??
Tapestry Weaving Learn-In – Over the summer, several Guild members have participated in a tapestry weaving learn-In. This is ongoing and you may participate at any time, even if you haven’t been to previous sessions. Below are some shots of the participants in action.