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 2016

New Classes 2017

January 2017

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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TAPESTRY CLASS


Instructor: Dee Jones  

 

 Date:  Tue. Nov. 21 &28,    7 pm – 9 pm

Maximum 4 students

This class is an introduction to Tapestry Weaving for beginners and those who know how to weave.

Tapestry is a handweaving technique that can be done on the simplest of looms. You will learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom. The basics include how to warp your loom, learning tapestry weaving techniques, how to plan a design and finishing techniques. You will begin your project in class and finish it at home.

Week One: A 16” x 20” stretcher frame loom, yarns and other equipment and notes will be supplied. You will practice weaving a variety of techniques to use in your tapestry project.

Week Two: You will start to weave your tapestry. Some yarns will be supplied, but you are encouraged to bring yarns suitable for your project and other materials like beads etc. that you want to use in your piece.

                Cost: $95.00 (includes loom and material fee)

                ACP member: $85.00 (includes loom and material fee)

 


BEGINNING SPINNING


This class is now Full

Instructor: Anne Gallant

4 Sundays Sept. 10 – Oct.1, 2017

1 pm – 4 pm1461_largeThumb_1

 Maximum:  4 students

Learn how to spin wool fleece on a spinning wheel to create yarn.

In this introductory course, you will learn:

  • Basic spinning wheel mechanics.
  • An overview of different sheep breeds and their wool.
  • Fibre preparation and tools.
  • Drafting and twist.
  • Basics of plying wool.
  • Where to buy fleece, spinning tools and what to look for.

Register soon to reserve your spot in Anne’s spinning course. Anne is  excited to share her extensive knowledge and tips withyou.

 

                Cost: $210.00 (includes use of a guild wheel)

                ACP members: $183.00 (includes use of a guild wheel)

Material cost for fibre etc.:  $50.00 payable to the instructor at the first class.


NEEDLE FELTING REALISTIC ANIMALS

Instructor: Christianna Ferguson  

Tuesday, Oct. 10

12:30 – 4:30 pm 

                                    

Maximum: 8 students

 

This workshop is suitable for beginners or more experienced needle felters.

Create life like animals by needle felting on a wire armature, the skeleton of the animal. The wire armature lends itself to more realistic poses. Chris will take you through each step allowing everyone to make an animal of their choice.

You will learn how to build up the base layer and how to blend fibres on the final layer to add details to your animal.

Materials: There is an additional material fee which includes everything required to finish the project – a selection of wool, needle, and foam pad.

Bring: Notebook or sketchbook with pencil, a drawing of an animal may be helpful.  Simple shapes and details are best for this 4-hour workshop.

 

                                                Cost: $60.00

                                                ACP Members: $50.00

                                                Material Fee: Payable to the instructor – $20.00

 

 

 


BEGINNING WEAVING


Instructor: Lois Watson 

5 Lessons: Oct. 14 & 15, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 2017

10 am – 2 pm each day.th

Maximum:  6 students

Amaze yourself – you too can learn how to make beautiful cloth!

You will make a warp and learn how to put it on a 4–harness table loom.

Along with learning about many aspects of the world of weaving, you will weave samples of twill and plain weave.

Time permitting, you will weave a scarf on a second warp.

If you weave on a rigid heddle loom the course would be a good learning experience. Plain weave techniques learned on the 4-harness loom in this course can be used on a rigid heddle loom.

 

Cost: $330.00 (includes materials and loom use)

ACP members: $285.00 (includes materials and loom use)

  


Needle Felted Zipper Brooches


Instructor: Cheryl Roberts

 

Thursday Oct. 19, 2017
6:30 pm. – 8:30 pm.
Maximum: 8 – 10 students

 

Just in time for Christmas gift giving – come and have some fun creating funky brooches from zippers and wool!

Join Cheryl Roberts in this evening class where you will learn how to combine zippers and needle felted wool to create a paisley heart brooch. Cheryl will teach you how to prepare zippers and a base for your needle felted creations. You will complete both brooches in the class.

The material fee (payable to the instructor)  includes a foam block, needle felt needle, zipper, and wool.

 

  Cost: $40.00
                                                ACP member: $35.00
                                                Material Fee: $15.00 (payable to the instructor)

 


TRIANGULAR SHAWL


Instructor: Penny Boyd 

 

 Sat. Nov. 11, 2017

 9:30 am – 4 pm

 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: $90.00

ACP members: $76.50

Material Fee: Payable to the instructor – $15.00

 


WIRE TREE SCULPTURE


Instructor: Penny Boyd  

 

Sat. Nov. 18, 2017

10 am – 4 pm

Maximum: 6 students

 

Create a unique tree sculpture using wire and stone, referencing the Canadian landscape. If you have a photo of a tree you love you may bring it to use for inspiration.

This is a very simple technique, but does require a lot of hand manipulation. At the end of the day you will leave with a one of a kind sculpture and very tired fingers. 😊

BRING: Pliers, lightweight flexible work gloves, a stone if you have one and lunch.

Wire will be provided, and there will be stone as well.

Cost: $90.00

ACP Members: $76.50

Material Fee: Payable to the Instructor – $7.50


Funky Felted Cuff Bracelet


Instructor: Cheryl Roberts

 

 

Thursday Nov. 30, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
Maximum: 8 students

 

Make a Funky Felted fashion statement! Join Cheryl Roberts in this fun class where you will learn how to use prefelt and felted balls to make a funky felted cuff bracelet.

The technique you learn can be used in other ways beyond a bracelet – you can make cuffs to add to knitted or woven garments, make a belt or add embellishments to other accessories.

Felting is a physical experience, so come prepared to “roll”! This is a great introduction to felting.

Bring: A large bath towel and hand towel. The remainder of tools necessary will be supplied.

                                                Cost: $50.00
                                                ACP member: $43.00
                                                Material Fee: $10.00 (payable to the instructor)

 


NEEDLE FELTING 

MAGICAL WOODLAND MUSHROOM


Instructor: Cassandra Shaw  

Sat. Dec. 2, 2017

10 am – 1 pm

Adult beginner workshop

These awesome mushrooms make lovely decorations for your table, mantel, or tree.

This is a great opportunity to try your hand at needle felting.  Invite a friend to register and attend Cassandra’s workshop with you.

Let your creativity play while you learn the basics of needle felting – a simple and approachable way of working with fibre. You will make woodland mushrooms similar to the Fly Amanita, Amanita muscaria. This project is constructed using simple shapes making it suitable for beginners.

Materials Fee: Includes felting needles, a foam block to felt on and enough roving to make two mushrooms.

                                                                        Cost: $55.00 (includes material fee)
                                                                        ACP member: $48.50 (includes material fee)

 


Nuno Felted Cowl Workshop


Instructor: Cheryl Roberts  

Sat. December 9, 2017
9 am – 1 pm
Maximum: 6 students

 

Join Cheryl Roberts for a Nuno felt workshop. Nuno felt is a beautiful fusion of silk and wool that creates amazing texture in wearable art!

In this class, Cheryl will explain the process of felting and fulling, share

tips on how to lay out your design, and give you pointers to assist you in creating your unique cowl.

 

Bring: A large bath towel and 2 hand towels.

The remainder of the tools necessary will be supplied.

 

Cost: $80.00
ACP member: $68.00
Material Fee:  $30.00 (payable to the instructor)

 

 


 

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