Workshops and Classes

We host a series of Saturday 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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Members can apply for the Regena Lerke Scolarship.  The due date for applications is May 1/2018.

Please forward your completed application to the Guild President.

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Classes 2018

New Classes 2018/2019

September 2018

Artisans Centre Fibre Classes:

The Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild are teaching classes at the Artisans Centre teaching space on the upper floor at 993 Talwood Dr. Peterborough – next to the Potters Gallery.
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.

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TRIANGULAR SHAWL


Instructor: Penny Boyd 

Saturday, December 08
10:00am – 4:00pm (bring a lunch)
Beginner Class
Maximum: 6 students


Make something special – A fabulous gift for your mother, friend, or yourself. Weave a fabulous, cozy shawl, no loom required.
Lots of colour options available.

A cardboard loom will be provided for you along with instructions on how to make your own.

Penny is a very creative instructor who enjoys working with those new to weaving.

Cost: $95.00
ACP members: $81.00
​Material fee: payable to instructor: $15.00

 


Sculptured Felted Landscape Painting with Wool


Saturday, January 19
Sunday, January 20
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly McLeod

We are pleased to have Kelly back to teach this 2 day workshop. This session held on a week-end, will result in a finished sculptured wet/dry landscape painting. On Day 1 you will create rocks and strips of wet felt. Day 2 will involve “sculpting” the painting working with various yarns and wool, using needle felting to complete a two dimensional felted painting.
Participants are asked to bring the following materials:
Spray mister
Two large towels, and two smaller towels
Non-scented soap (Ivory)
Sharp scissors
Photographs to help with composition.
A couple of pair of pantyhose (used will work, or buy at dollar store)
Any wool, yarn, thread, that you have available at home.

Cost: $130.00
​ACP Members: $110.50 

Material fee: $ 20.00 cash paid to instructor on the first day.
Come, enjoy and bring a friend!

Click here to Visit Kellys website

 


Spinning Techniques



Anne Gallant
Winter 2019 – Sunday 1 to 3:30

yarn-and-spinning-wheel

Prerequisite: Beginners Spinning Course.
This is a great opportunity for spinners to learn more about spinning. The time allotted will give you time to practice new skills in class. Participants are encouraged to bring any tools they may have (eg. hand cards, combs, lazy kate etc.) Material Costs: Material costs are extra. They will be payable to the instructor at each session.
 
Jan 20 2019
All about Angora – learn about characteristics of fiber from different breeds of angora rabbits, tips on blending and spinning angora.
 
Feb 24 2019
Blend it! – Learn about blending fibers to make the perfect yarn for your project. We’ll talk about blending for colour, texture and fabric hand.
 
March 24 2019
Spinning Pet Fiber – Learn how to spin fiber from a beloved pet into luxury yarn. This class will cover washing and preparing fiber, spinning techniques and possible end uses. We’ll work with dog fiber in class, bring cat fiber if you have it. Fiber from other types of pets is welcome — we’ll see what we can do with it!
 
April 21 2019
Spinning Camelids – learn how to spin camelid family fibers including alpaca, llama, and camel.
 
May 5 2019
Spinning Plant Fibers – learn how to spin plant fibers including cotton, flax, and hemp.

Winter Workshops are for spinners who have taken beginner spinning (or with instructor’s permission) – these workshops assume that participants have basic spinning skills, and are not suitable for those wishing to learn the basics of spinning.Material Costs: Material costs are extra. They will be payable to the instructor at each session. The cost will vary for each workshop. The instructor will let you know the material cost prior to each workshop.
COST: $40 per class – bundle 3 or more for $35.00 per class.
ACP Cost: $34.00 per class –bundle 3 or more for $30.00 per class.
Please use a registration form for these workshops. Note you may register at the Potters Gallery. See the web page for their hours.


 

2019 Dye Classes at the Artisans Centre


All dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play.
** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. 


January – Madder Root Dyeing


Thurs., Jan. 24, 6 – 9 pm. Beginners Samplers
Roving and spun wool, silk, cotton – $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructor: Faye

Sat., Jan. 26, 1 – 5 pm. Shibori with Madder (pole and rope techniques)
Alum and iron prepared by instructor
Silk and cotton available in class (silk organza $6.00/yd., silk habotai $7.00/yd.)
Cost: $80.00
ACP members: $66.00
Instructor: Faye

Sun., Jan. 27, 1 – 4 pm. Parent and Child (age 6-14) ECO Printing
Two for the price of one
Two silk scarves – $15.00 paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members – $51.00
Instructor: Faye

More Classes: Mushrooms in February
Lichen in March
Indigo on April
Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant

 

2019 Dye Classes at the Artisans Centre


All dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play.
** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. 


February – Mushroom Dyeing

Thurs., Feb. 21, 6 – 9 pm. Beginners Samplers
Spun and wool roving, silk, cotton – $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructor: Faye

Sat., Feb. 23, 9:30 – 3:30 Shibori Fold and Clamp Techniques
Silk organza, silk habotai and cotton – $20 supply package fee paid to instructor at class
Cost: $140.00
ACP members: $119.00
Instructors: Faye and Anne

Sun., Feb. 24, 1 – 4 pm. Parent and Child (6-14) ECO Printing
Two for the price of one
Two silk scarves – $15.00 paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructor: Faye

More Classes: Lichen in March
Indigo on April 
Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant

2019 Dye Classes at the Artisans Centre


All dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play.
** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. 


March – Lichen Dyeing

Thurs., Mar. 28, 6 – 9 pm. Beginners Samplers
Spun and wool roving, silk, cotton – $10 supply package fee paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructor: Faye

Sat., Mar. 30, 9:30 – 3:30 For Intermediate Weavers and All Spinners
Bring your handspun and or warps (still on warping boards) ready to wrap.
Then dye in the amazing colours that lichen produces.
This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare) – $7.00 paid to instructor at class
Cost: $140.00
ACP members: $119.00
Instructors: Faye and Anne

Sunday, Mar. 31, 1 – 4 pm. Parent and Child (6-14) Tie-Dye
Two silk scarves together. These colours will amaze you.
Two silk scarves – $15.00 paid to instructor at class
This dye material takes 6 months to a year to prepare – $7.00 paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructor: Faye

More Classes: Indigo on April 
Faye Jacobs and Anne Gallant

2019 Dye Classes at the Artisans Centre


All dye classes have a maximum of six participants – bring a friend with you to play.
** NOTE: Registration must be received no later than 3 days before the class to allow for purchase of materials, printing of handouts, etc. 


April – Indigo Dyeing

​Thursday, April 25, 6 – 9 pm. The Magic of Indigo and How It Works
Clamping and tying your own silk or cotton scarf
Each scarf – $7.00 material fee paid to instructor at class
Cost: $60.00
ACP members: $51.00
Instructors: Faye and Anne

Sat., April 27, 9:30 – 3:30 Sew, Roll, Scrunch, Tie, Knot and Play with Indigo
Silk, cotton, wool for take home samples – $10.00 material fee paid to instructor at class
There will be yardage available for purchase at class
Cost: $140.00
ACP members: $119.00
Instructors: Faye and Anne

Sun., April 28, 1 – 4 pm Parent and Child (age 6-14)  The Magic of Indigo
Two for the price of one.
Two silk scarves – $20.00 material fee paid to instructor at class
Other sizes of silk and cotton scarves will be available for purchase.
Cost: $80.00
ACP members: $68.00
Instructor: Faye

 

 


Wet-Felted Vessel Workshop


Instructor: Christianna Ferguson

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m

Cost: $70

ACP members: $59.50

Material Fee: $15 to instructor on the day of the workshop

Suitable for beginners or more experienced felters, this workshop will begin with an introduction to wet-felting basics. Participants will learn about the different materials and tools of the trade. Time will be spent on learning the proper layout for making strong hand-made felt.

Finally, we will use a plastic resist to create a three-dimensional seamless vessel. We will also explore possibilities for 3-D surface design.

Participants should bring two old towels and $15 materials fee. Everything else will be provided.

 

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