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    Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Newsletter

    Summer 2023                                                

    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

    Almonte, ON

    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.