Workshops and Classes

We host a series of weaving and spinning classes every year, where beginners and new members are especially welcome. Our guild also enjoys ad hoc workshops of special interest to members.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes.
Members and Non members can now register for classes and pay by one of the following ways:– At the gallery, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m,  Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 p.m Saturday.
– By mailing the registration form.
– Pay Pal payments are at the non-member rate only. Pay pal and e-transfers are done through the Artisans Centre Web site: http://artisanscentre.ca/fibre.html
– For Member discounts please pay: in the gallery, place in the Artisans Centre Mailbox at the front door, or do an e-transfer as below.
– For e-transfers please send your choice of class, date, and number of people you are registering to: info@artisanscentre.ca
 
ACP Refund Cancellation Policy:
  1. If you cancel your registration within 2 weeks of the class, the fee shall be non-refundable.
  2. Cancellations occurring more than 2 weeks prior to the class will receive a refund of the registration fee minus a 20% administration fee.
  3. “No-Shows” will not be refunded.
  4. In the case where it is necessary to cancel a class your class will be rescheduled.

Print the registration form

Members can apply for the Regena Lerke Scolarship.  The due date for applications is May 1/2019.

Please forward your completed application to the Guild President.

Print the scholarship form

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New Classes 2019

Artisans Centre Fibre Classes:

The Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild are teaching classes at the Artisans Centre teaching space at 360 GEORGE STREET NORTH, Unit 3  PETERBOROUGH SQUARE,  PETERBOROUGH,   ONTARIO        K9H 7E7
Classes are posted on the Artisans Centre web site www.artisanscentre.ca and Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild web site www.ptbo-hwsg.com
Check out these great classes – more to come – keep checking.

Print the registration form



Needle-felted Bauble Necklace

  • In nature, all seasons present a vivid palette of texture and colour.
  • Join the vibrant display – create a unique, needle-felted Bauble Necklace.
  • These works of art are colourful, comfortable to wear, light as a feather and will never go out of style.

Date – Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Maximum in class – 8 students

 Cost – $45.00    ACP Members – $40.00

Materials fee – $20.00 payable to instructor

 Instructor – Diana Gregg

Class will be held at the Artisans Centre, Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

Register at artisanscentre.ca

 


Beginners Spinning


Learn how to spin sheep wool into yarn.

  • This course (3 classes) is geared to beginners
  • You will be introduced to spinning on a wheel and drop spindle
  • All equipment is provided.
  • You will have lots of time to practise your new skill.

Dates – Sundays, Oct. 6, 20, 27, 2019, 1 to 4 pm.

Maximum in class 6 students

 Cost – $90.00     ACP Members – $81.00

There will be a small fee for materials, payable to instructor

 Instructor – Darlene Fallis

 Classes will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

Register at artisanscentre.ca




Beginners Tatting


Beginners Tatting

  • Learn to tat (a form of lace making using a shuttle)
  • You will build up your speed and ability over the six classes
  • You will leave with some Christmas snowflakes for your tree or for gifts

 Dates – Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Maximum in class – 6 students 

Cost – $95.00     ACP Members – $85.50

Materials – mercerized crochet cotton #20 & shuttle

You may purchase a shuttle from the instructor for $6.25 

Instructor – Murray Lincoln

 Classes will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square 

Register at artisanscentre.ca 


Eco-printing on Paper with Natural Dyes

  • You will print images of flowers and leaves on paper using a variety of natural dyes.
  • Fascinating results will be revealed!
  • You will be encouraged to write your own words on your paper to create cards or book pages.

Date – Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

             (registration closes Mon., Oct. 7)

  • Maximum in class – 7 students

Cost – $60.00     ACP Members – $54.00

Materials fee – $5.00, payable to instructor at class

 Instructor – Faye Jacobs

 Class will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

 Register at artisanscentre.ca


 Introduction to Weaving

  • You will learn how to prepare yarn to go on the loom and how to dress the loom
  • Basic weave structures will be learned as you weave.
  • You will leave with a completed sample piece suitable for hanging
  • You will prepare your loom to weave a second piece which you can complete at home.

 Dates – Sat. & Sun., Nov. 2 & 3,

and Sat. & Sun., Nov. 9 & 10, 2019

10 am to 4 pm

(registration closes Wed., Oct. 30)

Maximum in class – 6 students

 Cost – $360.00     ACP Members – $324.00

Materials fee – $15.00, payable to instructor at class

Loom rental for home use for 2 weeks – $12.50, Members – $7.50

 Instructor – Penny Boyd

 Classes will be held at the Artisans Centre, Peterborough

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

Register at artisanscentre.ca


Zigzag Weaving

  • Learn an easy weaving technique.
  • Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom.
  • Bring your own special scrap yarns or use ours.
  • Another way to use small amounts of your coloured handspun.
  • Looms provided and kits available to make your own.
  • Register with a friend for a fun day out.

 Date – Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm

(registration closes Wed., Oct. 16)

Maximum in class – 6 students 

Cost – $90.00   ACP Members – $81.00, no materials fee

 Instructor – Lois Watson

 Class will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

 Register at artisanscentre.ca



Triangular Shawl

  • Make something special!
  • A fabulous gift for your mother, friend, or yourself.
  • Weave a one-of-a-kind, cozy shawl.
  • A large cardboard loom will be provided for you along with instructions on how you can make your own.
  • Lots of colour options available.

Date – Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm

 (registration closes Nov. 21)

Maximum in class – 6 students 

Cost – $95.00    ACP Members – $85.50

Materials fee – $15.00, payable to instructor at class

 Instructor – Sheila Goheen

 Class will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square 

REGISTER   at artisanscentre.ca


Needle-felted Ornaments

(using cookie cutters)

 Holiday season often overwhelms us, as we struggle to find special gifts to delight favourite friends and family.

  • This season can be different! Come join me in a workshop to learn the art of needle-felting and craft a colourful selection of ornaments.
  • Make many soft, beautiful treasures.

 Date – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Maximum in class – 8 students

 Cost – $45   ACP Members – 40.00

Materials fee – $10 payable to instructor

 Instructor – Diana Gregg

 Class will be held at the Artisans Centre Peterborough,

Unit 3, Peterborough Square

Register at artisanscentre.ca



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