Fibrelicious: A Food and Fibre Arts Celebration

Sunday, August 12th ~ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Members of our guild will be taking part in this special fibre day at Lang Pioneer Village

Discover what happens when local chefs known for creating out-of-the-ordinary culinary experiences team up with the creative hands and minds of fibre artists and arts organizations.

It will be a feast for all your senses!

Fibre Arts Festival & Sale 2018

Our 8th annual Fibre Arts Festival & Sale took place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, (located by Fleming College) 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  It was an amazing success, with over 900 people attending!  Thank you to everyone involved!

 

2018 Vendor Bios

 

Adele’s Locks of Love

Adele Forward

P.O.Box 231

Dorset,  P0A 1E0

Hand dyed locks, rovings, batts/art yarn

bluesdancin@hotmail.com


Artisanthropy

We are an independently-owned needle and fibre arts supply shop based in Ontario, with a focus on Canadian-produced (where possible), quality materials for knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, hand-quilting, tatting and beadwork.

Christina Vinogradov

79C King St.W.,

Cobourg K9A 2M4

Store:905-372-3150 cell:416-828-8461

info@artisanthropy.ca

www.artisanthropy.ca




AllsewAlison, The Needle Nerd


Alison Gauthier

Handsewn purses and popovers.

15254 Old Simcoe Road,

Port Perry L9L 1L1

allsewalison@powergate.ca

www.etsy.com/shop/allsewalison

 



 Chris Barker


 

Chris Barker works with fabric, making quilted wall-hangings and collages
some of which are further enhanced with embroidery and beading, added
upholstery fabric or netting. At our Fibre Arts Festival, Chris will also
have art cards of some of her work and simple kits.  At her booth she will
be demonstrating her techniques of  layering fabrics to form a landscape
collage.
Outside of our Festival, Chris can be contacted at
cbarker@canadianacabinets.com or 705-740-0035



As host of the Fibre Festival and Sale, the Guild will have lots to offer visitors at the festival. Spend time at the “Make-and-Take” area where you will be provided with all the materials and guided instruction to make items to take home. Activities are open to all ages and include:
  • Japanese komihimo weaving to make a yarn bracelet.
  • Papestry weaving to make a book mark or small magnet.
  • Woven one-of-a-kind pencil holder/container.
  • Hand spinning yarn using a drop spindle.

View the Guild Display to see what members create including items made for the Guild’s annual challenge. The inspiration for this year was to create an item using fiber sourced from within 100 km of Peterborough. Be sure to visit the Guild area to see spinning and weaving demos and to check out the sales table where you can purchase hand woven, hand spun and needle felted items, made by members of our Guild.

New members are always welcome. You can find out more about the Guild by visiting our webpage at: http://www.ptbo-hwsg.com/ or facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/ Peterborough-Handweavers-and- Spinners-Guild- 264228640422316/



Terra Axxessories – By Maria Guadalupe Cervantes


 

TEXTILE & NATURAL FIBRES CREATIONS

Bags and accessories handcrafted with:

– 100% Organic Jute, Linen, Cotton.

– Vintage, Recycled Canvas & Leather

– Pre-Washed Contemporary Linens & Jute with Handmade Vintage Treatment

Who Am I?

I was born and raised in Mexico City, where I completed my Business degree at the University of Mexico and started working in the Banking industry, but I always had a passion for design coming from an Artisan family for generations. After I moved to Puerto Vallarta, I met my husband, got married and immigrated to Canada and started my new life and followed my dream…..

My design/crafting venture began in my artisan’s workshop in Campbellville, Ontario in 2003, now is a family business.  My husband who retired last year and 2 part time ladies help me with all the processes. I pride myself in working with quality, sustainable, vintage and organic eco-friendly products to recycle and produce my personally designed textiles mixing natural fabrics with contemporary elements. I love working with different textures to make my creations, and my goal is to create organic and vintage products that are useful in everyday life.

We enjoy travelling around Ontario to promote our products at some of the following shows:

Muskoka Art and Craft Show, Hand Made Market in St. Catharines (Spring, Fall & Christmas), Art in the Park in Windsor, Baysville Art & Craft show, Artistry by the Lake in Niagara, Ball’s Falls in Vineland, Bala Cranberry Art and Craft Festival, Canadian National Exhibition – Arts & Crafts Building, Circle of Craft Vancouver, Art Market in Calgary and Signatures Craft Shows in Ottawa, Edmonton, St. Albert and Calgary (Spring, Fall & Christmas).

I strive to constantly create new designs and to feature our quality, one-of-a-kind pieces at the more prestigious shows and festivals in Canada.

Each piece is exclusively crafted and stamped with NO TWO PIECES THE SAME. Because of the variations in shapes, colour and artistry, rustic irregularities are to be expected and lend an individuality to each creation.



The Horseless Carriage Museum


 

The Horseless Carriage Museum is a culmination of 45 years of Richard’s experience, making and marketing our exclusive handcrafts and displaying our antiques at art and heritage venues across Ontario. The Horseless Carriage is a unique, privately-owned museum specializing in brass era cars and transportation, turn-of-the-century mechanical antiquities and an 1890’s general store, located on a century farm between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon.

It is the recent acquisition of two very early, rare sock knitting machines, the World’s Star and the Banner, both made by the Creelman Bros in Georgetown in  Ontario, that have brought them to participate at this year’s Fibre and Arts Festival and Sale. They will display and demonstrate the lost art of sockmaking on these intricately simple machines and  sell their unique handmade “socks of many colours”…..a small sampling of what the Horseless Carriage Museum and General Store has to offer.

For more info, see their website at : www.horselesscarriage.ca



Loomlust


Loomlust is joining us from Midland Ontario. Ronnie and Ben are weavers themselves and developed their shop to carry a variety of quality weaving yarns not readily available to the fibre arts community in Ontario. They offer a selection of cotton, linen and wool for weaving as well as tools and accessories. Loomlust carries yarns that are difficult to source in Ontario including those from: Venne, Bockens and JaggerSpun.
You can visit Loomlust’s website and online store at: loomlust.com


BEADADDICT


 

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, has worked with fibre and beads for over 15 years creating beaded jewellery then kits under the name of BEADADDICT. Recent beadwork collaborations with lampwork artists have given Roxann the opportunity to engineer unique wearable art pieces that have been included in US and Canadian publications, exhibitions and competitions. She is the designer of the dual lucet, DUCETTE ©, with which she teaches braiding from her own instructions using contemporary fibre and stringing materials. Roxann has discovered how to Abraid the braid, a technique which expands the scope of lucet braiding from creating simple cords to crafting hats, scarves and mats without sewing. New this year is her crochet patterns for fashion accessories. On site demonstrations are the main features of BEADADDICT’s alter ego, the ADUCETTE LADY©.

You can visit Roxann at her web sites: https://www.beadaddict.ca, https://www.ducette.com and https://www.facebook.com/ducettelady



Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers (WHEW Inc.) Darlene Bolahood and Chales Sylge


 

 

Darlene Bolahood and Charles Sylge, collectively known as the ‘Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers’ are celebrating their ninth year in the production and promotion of their unique one of a kind kid mohair throws. Over the past few years they have expanded their line to include hand woven and hand knit mohair accessories.

Dar began weaving in college. After receiving her Masters of Fine Arts Degree she became instrumental in starting the Animation Program at Durham College and then became part of the Haliburton art community in 2007, now  teaching as a full time professor for the ‘Visual and Creative Arts Diploma’ program at Haliburton School of the Arts, Fleming College.

Charly has progressed through many life experiences in the arts and fine woodworking before being introduced to weaving as a hobby by Dar in 2008.

After winning a coveted spot with the Eastern Ontario Group of Artists showing at the ‘One of a Kind’ Spring 2010 show ‘WHEW’ became a reality. The demand for WHEW’s mohair throws necessitated Charly resign his employment in carpentry to concentrate full time on weaving.

Today Dar, Charly and Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers are selling internationally and their blankets have gained recognition as some of the most beautiful available worldwide. The experimental processes in painting with dyes while still keeping a balance with tradition have kept WHEW on the cutting edge of designing unique mohair throws.

Visit Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers on the web at:http://www.wheweavers.ca/



Woven Woods


 

Christine began basket weaving as a fun after work class at a community high school in northern Alberta. She was hooked. She took other classes in basketry but is mostly self-taught from books.

She has used commercial rattan to weave both flat reed baskets and round reed baskets. Christine has made many baskets some of which have won awards at Guild conferences. She has taught many classes and her students have gone on to weave baskets of their own.

Her future with basket making lies with the use of natural materials from her garden.



Fullin’ Woolens


 

Cheryl Roberts of Fullin’ Woolens writes:
Tactile tendencies, as well as a love of colour and funk brought me to the world of fibre arts. A chance encounter online while looking for wool roving led me to traditional spinning. Shortly thereafter, I learned about felting, in particular, nunofelting – a gorgeous fusion of wool and silk, as well as art yarn spinning. I feel rather like a doula helping to birth amazing things from fibre. I am passionate about colour, and dye a lot of the fibres I use in my work. In this age of mass produced, disposable items, I am committed to maintaining these centuries old arts, while learning new ways to step outside of the box. Helping others in their creative arts journey is a big part of my mission, and as well as carrying supplies for spinners and felters, I also teach these arts.
You can visit Cheryl at Fullin’ Woolens new website: https://www.fullinwoolens.com
Or check out her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullinwoolens and instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/fullinwoolens



Stitches Plus – Betty Ann Welsh


 

 

Betty Ann has been involved with sewing and needlework from a very young age starting with dress making and eventually evolving into quilting. She has taught quilting for Peterborough night school, Haliburton School of Fine Arts and various quilt shops where she has also worked. Betty Ann has been a member of the Embroiderers Guild of Peterborough in the past and is presently a member of the Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild and the Lindsay Creative Quilt Guild of which she is one of the Founders. She has taken part in various local Craft Shows including Autumn Treasures for many years.



Fibre Arts and the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum


 

 

Fibre Arts and the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Experience Peterborough County’s history come to life at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a living history museum located just 10 minutes east of Peterborough. Discover the history, language and culture of the Mitchi Saagig (Mississaguas) at Aabnaabin Camp. Our costumed interpreters also tell the settler story as they demonstrate traditional life skills, trades and pastimes Watch as the Jacquard Loom weavers demonstrate the earliest form of computer programming as they advance punched cards that determine the intricate patterned cloth developing before your eyes. One of only a handful of working Jacquard looms in North America, this rare exhibit offers you the exceptional opportunity to see the workings of the loom closely from above on a mezzanine. Come see the many traditional craft demonstrations at our special events offered throughout the summer and fall from broomstick crochet and redwork, to rug hooking, spinning and lace making. This August, the Museum is partnering with the Hastings Fibre Festival and local chefs to debut an exciting event, “Fibrelicious: A Food and Fibre Arts Festival”. This three-day event will encompass the Hastings Fibre Festival, a series of food and fibre arts workshops offered at the Village and a day-long food and fibre arts celebration at the Museum. Volunteer Jacquard Weavers and Lang Pioneer Village staff will be at the Fibre Festival to share our passion for the Village and the Jacquard Loom with you.Please visit our website at www.langpioneervillage.ca for details!



Lanes End Farm


 

 

 

 

Lanes End Farm
Lynn Hasson from Lanes End Farm and Fibre has been raising sheep for 42 years and now has a practical and effective system for maintaining optimum health while producing as natural a product as possible, she is also a spinner and is well known for her skill in spinning dog hair. For those that wish to craft their own creations Lynn will have fibre and yarn at her booth and for those who would rather leave the crafting to someone else Lynn will have a variety of articles made from her own wool including blankets, gloves and mittens. Lynn’s hemp hand cream is also a favourite of many members in the Guild.
If you want to contact Lynn, she does Farm Gate Sales 3143 Hwy 7 Reaboro, phone; 705-324-9413 or email: lanesend@xplornet.com



The Artisans Centre Peterborough


 

 

The Artisans Centre Peterborough is a non-profit organization formed by four artisan groups in the Peterborough area: The Canadian Gourd Society, Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild, Kawartha Potters Guild, and Kawartha Woodturners Guild.
The purpose of Artisans Centre Peterborough is to establish and operate a permanent working and educational facility in order to:
* Provide readily available facilities for the use and training of the participating guild and association members
* Maintain and advance the state of the respective artisan disciplines
* Provide a central location within the Peterborough community for artisan crafts
* Learn new perspectives through association with other artisan guilds
* Provide a platform for sharing and promoting artisan skills through educational programs for all ages in the community
* Displaying and selling artisan products through a gallery/store for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the artisans‘ art.

 Visit us at the Fibre Arts Festival & Sale and sign up for one of our great classes or workshops.
Website: http://www.artisanscentre.ca/index.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/artisanscentrepeterborough/?fref=ts

 

 



Happenstance Books & Yarns


 

Happenstance Books & Yarns is a welcoming store in Lakefield. They invite you to stop by their booth at the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale to see the latest in Spring yarns by Berroco and Rowan. They will also have a great selection of self-striping sock yarns by Opal and Regia, beautiful hand-made pottery yarn bowls by Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, luxurious Amano alpaca yarns, and interesting textile and pattern books.
Happenstance Books & Yarns has been a staple on Queen Street in Lakefield for over 35 years. If you’re passionate about yarns and books this is the store for you! We carry a wide selection of yarns with a particular fondness for alpaca yarns. You will find such brands as Amano, James C Brett, Berroco, Cascade, Debbie Bliss, Estelle, King Cole, Opal, Rowan, Patons, and Sirdar.
A great place for non-knitters too. Our book selection is carefully curated from new releases to classics and is sure to appeal to readers of all ages and interests.
Happenstance Books & Yarns, 44 Queen Street, Lakefield
You can visit their website http://bookmanager.com/happenstance Or Facebook: happenstancebooksandyarns
Or contact them by phone at: 705-652-7535 or email: happenstance@bellnet.ca



Haliburton School of Art and Design



Haliburton School of Art and Design is known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada. Learn at their beautiful campus that provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on studio experience. They offer certificate, diploma, post-graduate and week-long summer programs to help you build a solid portfolio to take you to the next step – whether that’s continuing education, embarking on a career, or starting your own practice.

Enroll in a one-week summer course or a semester- long accelerated program, and challenge your perception of what can be created with textiles. Learn how fabric is made, how it behaves, and how to design, construct and manipulate it. Participate in the hands-on discovery of the science and techniques of fabric dyeing and pigmentation with some of Canada’a most respected fibre artists.

Prior to the show you can visit the Haliburton School of Art and Design via their website at: hsad.ca, their Facebook: Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art + Design, their instagram page at:
fleminghsad or Twitter: @flemingHSADscott.walling@flemingcollege.ca



studioloo, Cindy Cole


Cindy Cole Bennett of Studioloo has been an avid maker for most of her life, working in the arts since her early teens. Cindy has had the advantage to work in many mediums including wood, clay, fibre, textiles, sculpture and paint. Cindy began selling her work in 2000 and now focuses on working with clay, wood and fibre.
Cindy has taught workshops in many of the fibre arts. Cindy’s work is able to bridge gaps between art and craft, and has been featured in many productions, and publications.
The work sold at sales focuses on the fibre arts including handspun art yarn, handdyed yarns, dyed and blended fibres, handmade buttons and embellishments for use by creative fibre artists!
Cindy pulls inspiration for her work from nature, science, pop culture, history, and art. She is always trying to achieve exciting results working with new materials, found objects, experimental concepts and quality recycled materials.
You can visit Cindy at her website: studioloo.com/



The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild


The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild is one of a number of regional branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) that promotes the traditional art of rug hooking. The Guild meets every Monday from 9 am – 2 pm at Activity Haven.
For over 150 years, rug hookers have been pulling loops of wool strips or yarn through a fabric backing; initially to cover cold floors, but more recently to adorn their homes with creative works of art.
Come see a display of work created by their members as well as a demonstration of this wonderful branch of fibre art. You might even try your hand at pulling a loop or two.
To find out more about rughooking in Ontario visit the OHCG website:
https://sites.google.com/site/ontariohookingcraftguild/ or their facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Hooking-Craft-Guild-12334…/



Shepherd’s Hill, Grace Clare


 

Shepherd’s Hill was started in 1997 as a birthday gift, of a Corriedale ewe and her two lambs, to one of Grace’s children. The flock has since grown to 30 adults, consisting of mainly long wool breeds. These include, Romney, Blue Face Leicesters and Border Leicesters.

The aim of Shepherd’s Hill is to produce clean, lustrous and easy to spin fleeces and fibre in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Their efforts have been recognized at local fairs and at the Royal winter Fair.

You can visit Shepherd’s Hill via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Shepherds-Hill-Farm-1006229602801…/. Shepherd’s Hill is also part of the Upper Canada Fibreshed and can be found on their website at: https://uppercanadafibreshed.ca/local-…/shepherds-hill-farm/
Grace can be contacted by email at woollycrone@yahoo.ca

 



Valerie Carpentier, The Night Weaver, Fabric Artist


 

Valerie has always enjoyed working with fabric – it makes her heart sing! Her mother taught her to sew at an early age and her father was an artist and architect so she feels she has married their talents with her own.
Valerie began creating for shows in 1980, as a stay-at-home mother of three, the night was her only time to get her woven wall hangings done, which is how she named her business The Night Weaver.
Since that time she has worked with many mediums including wool, stained glass, floral arranging, children’s clothing, mosaics, jewellery and wearable art. Staring in 2008 she began creating fabric art landscapes which have found homes in England, Indonesia and Canada. Valerie hopes you will enjoy viewing her art as much as she enjoys creating it.
Outside of the festival Valerie can be reached at valcarpentier@hotmail.com or (705) 743-8594



BwA Woodturning


 

BwA Woodturning is a small family business located in Ennismore, Ontario. BwA features custom hand turned woodturnings that are both artistic and functional and would suit your studio office, kitchen and house. Visitors to the Fibre Festival will enjoy BwA’s selection of fibre tools including: seam rippers, magnifiers, pens, thimbles and crochet hook sets. BwA is also happy to create one of a kind yarn bowls.
Please visit BwA’s website at: www.bwawoodturning.com to find out more about the 2018 collection.



THE BLACK LAMB


 

Stop by THE BLACK LAMB booth at our Fibre Festival. Owner Laurie Goldiuk is known for her beautiful dyed yarns and custom milled and hand dyed roving. For all your felting needs you will find an array of high quality felting fibre from DHG – Italy, custom pre-felted backgrounds as well as prefelts. Spinners will find hand dyed roving from Laurie’s Mill in merino, silk, tencel, cashmere and more, as well as spinning supplies from Ashford, Louet and Majacraft.
Visit the Black Lamb Website at theblacklamb.ca or their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theblacklambcanada



Earth and Vines


 

Earth and Vines
Sandi McNeil is a natural fibre artist who works extensively with hand gathered materials that grow in and around the Kawartha Lakes. Known primarily for her traditional and non-traditional basketry, Sandi also makes large wall weavings, willow figures, twig and tile tables, garden benches and wire sculptures. Earth and Vines is a collaboration with potter Janet McDougall. Sandi offers one or two day basket courses. She encourages small groups of three or more friends or family members, to contact her and arrange a date for the course.
Outside of our Fibre Festival you can view Sandi’s work, or find out about workshops on the Earth and Vines Website at: http://earthandvines.com/



The Alpaca Shop


 

 

The Alpaca Shop: Locally raised organic alpaca products.
Kathy McConnell and Carol Saunders of Hubbert Farms and Donna Simmonds of Averegan Alpacas are located in the North End of Peterborough.What started 12 years ago as a love for the animals has developed more recently into a love for the luxurious fiber these wonderful creatures produce. Alpaca is a high end luxurious product that is six times warmer than wool, is hypo allergenic because of it’s lack of lanolin and is soft as cashmere. The Alpaca Shop offers a huge assortment of items made from their own animals including duvets, dryerballs, yarns, rugs, felted products and more. Looking to make your own creation, they offer raw fleece as well. “”
Three local ladies working hard to create high end products that showcase the outstanding properties of these adorable creates. Isn’t it time you discovered alpaca.
Check out the Alpaca shop on facebook @ The Alpaca Shop



Pine Hollow Farm


    

Pine Hollow Farm was established as a family farm in 1982. Following an interest in hand-spinning,the Angora goats arrived in 1987 and purebred, registered Rambouillet sheep arrived in 1988. Unfortunately there were no mills in Canada that could process the fine wool.

And so began a cross breeding program using three purebred sheep breeds, to develop a specific fibre and breed type. After qualifying as an Angora Goat judge, allison was further able to define her breeding goals in both the Angora goat herd and the sheep flock.

After years of extensive selection, she named her sheep “Norbouillet.” Pine Hollow Farm is the exclusive producer of this breeding stock. The fibre is available in washed locks, rovings and yarn, both hand dyed and naturally coloured.

The farm also supplies bulk raw wool orders to other farmers, processors or wool/yarn shops who wish to have a Canadian and Ontario grown and processed product.

The Norbouillet sheep produce many natural colours including cream, browns, greys and black. Blending the wool with mohair enhances the properties of both. Many rovings and yarn blends use different percentages of these two natural fibres.

Pine Hollow Farm is a member of the Upper Canada Fibre Shed and had the honour of supplying the yarn that was hand woven into a blanket to be presented to HRH Prince Charles during his 2017 Canadian visit.

https://uppercanadafibreshed.ca/2017/05/08/pine-hollow-farm. And a Norbouillet page can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mostlymohair.

allison can be reached at pinehollowfarm1982@hotmail.com




Ontario Handweavers & Spinners


The Ontario Handweavers & Spinners is a vibrant organization that encourages, inspires, enables, and sustains the unique work of handweaving, spinning and related fibre arts.

The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners organized in 1956 to promote high standards in the fibre arts and arouse public interest in our craft. Today, the organization has members from all parts of Ontario, in other parts of Canada, and beyond our borders. We welcome all those interested in spinning, weaving, dyeing, basketry and other related fibre arts.

Please visit our new OHS website for information about Guilds, conferences, workshops, and educational opportunities.
https://ohs.on.ca/


Les Belles Bouclettes


 

Les Belles Bouclettes is a family farm in Eastern Ontario which raises Angora goats. Angora fleeces produce the lustrous, wonderfully soft and luxuriously warm fibre called MOHAIR. In addition to both dyed and undyed mohair locks and yarns, they will be bringing a selection of bath and body care products, ready made gifts and garments, accessories and crafting kits. They also have their own exclusive line of patterns made for their yarns by several talented knitwear and crochet designers.

You can find out more about Les Belles Bouclettes by visiting their website at:  bellesbouclettes.com  and contact them at: bbouclettes@gmail.com



Carmen Caldwell


 

Carmen Caldwell is returning as a second year vendor to the Peterborough Fibre Festival. She was born in Transylvania, Romania, a small town in the mountains, where she spent a happy childhood full of love, freedom, nature, books, creativity and dreams. She went on to become an aeronautical engineer, a career that led to her meeting her husband – who worked for Bombardier. Two children and much travel later, she values what she holds inside: mind and soul, memories and lost footprints, scars and echoes and continues to love humans, life, nature, science, math, literature, colors, art, music. She describes herself as practical and purposeful but romantic, creative, inventive, open minded and enthusiastic.
Having sewn since she was 5 years old, Carmen notes that in Romanian culture, sewing is a tradition which was well conserved and passed on allowing people to innovate and design, to explore prime materials and options and to improvise and repair. Carmen believes traditions exist because wisdom must be passed on to new generations. She notes sewing is a way to express herself, to give, to educate, to return good to the world, and that because she cannot paint, or sing at the same intensity she sews to express the need of beauty, colors, uniqueness, joy and ideas.
Carmen often uses recycled materials and seldom follows methods or procedures, making each piece unique.
You can see Carmen’s work on Instagram: carmen_nistor_caldwell
You can contact Carmen via Email: numaisint@yahoo.com or phone: 289 924 0921



The Olive Sparrow


 

The Olive Sparrow focuses on hard-to-find wet-felting and needle felting goods, as well as natural crafting items.

Most of these are exclusively available at the Olive Sparrow – 18, 21, 24 micron merino roving and batt, Swiss mountain sheep wool, WizPick felting needles, industrial felting needles, felting surfaces, 100% wool felt, extra-long locks (i.e. Teeswater from England). 100% wool felt in over 75 colours. Ball-brausers, felting-needle holders.

Beautiful sets of small amounts of colours as well as $5 (taxes included) bags of the different wool qualities will be available at the festival. There will also be wooden peg-figures for crafting with your children – as well as other Waldorf-inspired materials – Swiss doll skin, and super-clean stuffing roving and batt.

You can visit The Olive Sparrow’s website at: theolivesparrow.com, and if you would like to contact Monika prior to the show she is reachable at: 416.504.3665 or monika@theolivesparrow.com



Marta Mouka


 

Marta Mouka is a fibre artist and Eco-Printing instructor who has been creating fibre artwork for over 20 years.  Her passion is to hand-dye the silks with which she works. Marta feels Eco-printing with plants is one of the most exciting methods she uses in preparing her fabrics. Marta’s work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and art shows including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and pieces are held in private collections in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Kingston and the Bay of Quinte Region.

You can see more of Marta’s  work on her website:  http://www.martamouka.com/



Gobsmacked


 

 

Gobsmacked (formerly gobstopper) is all about beautiful dappled gradients, hand-dyed on high quality, natural fibre yarn.  Dyer Marit Munson created the special gobsmacked process through several years of experiments, always asking “What would happen if…?”  The result is a set of special dyeing techniques that combine equal parts inspiration and serendipity– every cake of yarn is its own unique blend of colours, creating lively gradients that shift with every stitch.

You can visit gobsmacked yarn at: https://gobsmackedyarn.wordpress.com

 And contact Marit at gobsmackedyarn@gmail.com

 

 

 



All Dyed Up! Fibres


 

All Dyed Up! Fibres is a small yarn dying business owned by sisters Edith and Dianne.  Edith and Dianne have been knitting for as long as they can remember and this love of fibre developed into a passion for dying yarn.They offer a variety of luxurious yarns in different weights. Visit their booth to find an array of colours they have achieved by hand dying and/or painting each skein using acid dyes.

You can view their yarns at their on-line shop: www.alldyedup.ca. If there is a particular yarn you are hoping to acquire at the Fibre Festival don’t forget to use their Contact Us page to send them a message!



Christina Pridie


Christina Pridie is a wife, mother of 4, owner and operator of the Peterborough Yarn Shop. Christina enjoys designing and teaching the skills of knitting as much or more then the exercise itself. With over 45 years of experience, she instructs knitting and crocheting classes for beginner to advanced levels and as a knitwear designer, she specializes in seamless hand knits.  Christina also welcomes commissions.

At the Fibre Festival Christina will be featuring kits for her latest design – the Convertible Caplet (copyright), pictured here. One size fits all, it is knit using Revolutions which is a mohair, angora, alpaca, nylon, acrylic blend. Kits will be $40.00.

In preparation for your visit to the Fibre Festival, you may want to view or purchase Christina’s patterns in her store or on the web through: Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy or her website.

You can visit Christina’s website at: peterboroughyarnshop.com and view her patterns at: ravelry.com/people/pridie

If you are in Peterborough you can also visit Christina at her Shop, Peterborough Yarn Shop, 432 Rogers Street in East City of Peterborough Ontario. Check her website or give her a call for hours: 705-748-3402 or 705-933-9276.



Triptastica Eco Couture


 

 

 

Triptastica Eco Couture is sustainable eco clothing, wearable art and altered couture created with love and care for the environment by Su Halle. Su’s design are influenced by Steampunk Fairies, Victorian Dandies, Pirates and Rock and Roll Legends.You can find out more about Su’s creations by visiting her facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/su.upcycles/about/?ref=page_internal or see her designs in her etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/triptastica


The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough


 

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough is a lively group of individuals who share a love of working with needle and thread.  Using tried and true traditional embroidery stitches in new, refreshing ways to add beauty and charm to everyday items, the Guild infuses needlework with a modern aesthetic.  If you are interested in a portable hobby that inspires and challenges, and love the feeling of working thread through fabric, then the Guild is right for you. Take what you learned at your granny’s knee and bring it into the 21st century…check the Guild out at www.egpstitch.ca.



A River of Yarn


 

A River of Yarn is a studio and an online business owned and operated part-time by Tracy Minnema since 2015. Tracy’s business specializes in luxury and affordable hand knitting/crochet yarns, patterns and accessories.   Tracy offers lessons from beginner to advanced techniques in the studio and travels Ontario taking part in various fibre festivals. Some of the interesting products Tracy will be featuring in her booth include: NEKO curved double point knitting and flexiflip needles, yarn kits and Ready-to-Die Yarns from Universal.

Find out more about A River of Yarn at http://www.ariverofyarn.ca



Hooked on the Lake


 

Loretta Moore from Hooked on the Lake tells the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale the story of her fibre journey:

My passion for fibre arts developed at an early age. As a child I would sit in my mom’s sewing room and pick up scraps from her sewing projects and would make clothing for dolls. I never actually played with the dolls – I just wanted to make clothing for them and play with the fabrics. My mom was an experienced seamstress and knitter. I was introduced to knitting by the age of 6 and I remember making the never ending scarf because although my mom had taught me how to cast on – she forgot to teach me how to cast off. So I come by my love of fibre arts honestly.

As I grew up I developed my love of all things fibre through making my own clothing, knitting sweaters for myself and friends, learning to crochet – although none of those little doilies – bathroom curtains was my first project and learning to quilt. I would spend hours in quilt stores pulling bolts of fabrics off the shelves and imagining what I could make with them. Until the day I visited a wonderful quilt store in New Hampshire where I discovered a rughooking kit. I was intrigued but this was before internet was as widespread as it is today and I could not find anything to teach me how to hook – until my cousin came for a visit and showed me a project she was working on and introduced me to her teacher, Tony Latham .

I realised after the first few loops that I pulled that I had discovered a fibre art that appealed to every creative bone in my body. I loved the almost zenlike feel of pulling loops, loved playing with colour and developing my own colours through dyeing, loved the final product.

I wish I could say that I have an overall style like so many rughookers or fibre artists but I love to try new things so although my preferred style is primitive, antique looking wide cut rugs I like to play with new colours, alternative fibres and techniques. I am drawn to antiques – rugs and furniture – and like to incorporate some of my rugs into the antique pieces I have found (some off the side of the road!).

But one of my greatest passions is introducing others to rughooking – and patiently explaining that this is NOT latch hooking. That true rughooking dates back to the early 1800’s and uses strips of wool. That it is not a paint by number art form – it allows creativity in so many ways and can be as expensive or inexpensive as you could wish allowing anyone with any budget to become a rughooker. I demonstrate at shows where I vend, I teach classes and love meeting hookers and wannabe hookers and talking hooking! I take as many classes in varied aspects of rughooking as I can afford – both money and time wise. I belong to the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild and became a member of ATHA (Association of Traditional Rughooking Artists) a few years ago when one of my American friends showed me the amazing newsletter.  I am not a certified teacher but I can and do teach what I know!

Visit Loretta’s website to be inspired by her blog and to get a peak at some of the designs and kits she will have for sale in her booth at the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale: https://hookedonthelake.wordpress.com


Hopeful Shetlands


 

Hopeful Shetlands is a hobby farm in southwestern Ontario that raises Shetland and Shetland cross sheep. At Hopeful Shetlands’ booth you will find fleeces, rovings and handspun yarns from their animals. Stop by their booth to see a circular sock knitting machine in action and if you happen to have a circular sock knitting machine that needs some mechanical assistance you may wish to contact Gil before the fibre festival to make plans to have him tune it up.

You can visit Hopeful Shetlands at: https://www.facebook.com/Hopeful-Shetlands-1608455759375884/



 John Boorman Rug Hooking Frames

 

 

John Boorman is an industrial designer who has come up with new and innovative ways to build rug hooking frames. Come by the booth and see John’s frames.

If you have any questions for John before the Fibre Arts Festival you can contact him by email at johnkboorman@icloud.com




Vendor Profiles 2017

Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild

   

Our Guild will have lots to offer at the festival.

Hands on activities include:

Tie dyeing …  you can take your creations home with you.

Weaving … there will be a weaving play table, for all ages, where you can try out weaving on a simple box loom, or create fun stuff on other simple card looms.  You can take home your creations.

Finger weaving … weave a bookmark to take home.

We will also have:

A sales table where you can purchase needle felted, hand woven, and handspun items, made by members of our guild.

A challenge display table with items made by our members. The inspiration for the challenge this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.

Spinning and weaving demos.

So come and join the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/Peterborough-Handweavers-and-Spinners-Guild-264228640422316/

 

The Ontario Handweavers & Spinners

 

The Ontario Handweavers & Spinners is a vibrant organization that encourages, inspires, enables, and sustains the unique work of handweaving, spinning and related fibre arts.

The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners organized in 1956 to promote high standards in the fibre arts and arouse public interest in our craft.  Today, the organization has members from all parts of Ontario, in other parts of Canada, and beyond our borders.  We welcome all those interested in spinning, weaving, dyeing, basketry and other related fibre arts.

The OHS connects its members by providing networking opportunities through conferences, seminars, workshops, its magazine, Fibre Focus, and a website.

http://www.ohs.on.ca/

 

 The Artisans Centre Peterborough

The Artisans Centre Peterborough is a non-profit organization formed by four artisan groups in the Peterborough area:  The Canadian Gourd Society, Peterborough Handweavers’ and Spinners’ Guild, Kawartha Potters Guild, and Kawartha Woodturners Guild.

The purpose of Artisans Centre Peterborough is to establish and operate a permanent working and educational facility in order to:
* Provide readily available facilities for the use and training of the participating guild and association members
* Maintain and advance the state of the respective artisan disciplines
* Provide a central location within the Peterborough community for artisan crafts
* Learn new perspectives through association with other artisan guilds
* Provide a platform for sharing and promoting artisan skills through educational programs for all ages in the community
* Displaying and selling artisan products through a gallery/store for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the   artisans‘ art.

Visit us at the Fibre Arts Festival & Sale and sign up for one of our great classes or workshops.

Website:  http://www.artisanscentre.ca/index.html

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/artisanscentrepeterborough/?fref=ts


Bran View Kreations

 

Bran View Kreations is a small family company. They use only natural materials including virgin wool, organic cotton and linen. They knit, crochet and sew using only natural colours to create a soothing colour palette.

View Bran View Kreations at their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Bran-View-Kreations-117236995047854/

Anarkiti   

 

 

Anarkiti – for the love of all flora and fuzzy fauna – puppets, toys & botanical art. Artist, floral designer, puppeteer and Mum, Kristi is conscious of the environment and its effects on little ones. Anarkiti’s signature style puppets & toys are created with 100% wool which are first knit, then felted and hand sewn into lovable characters. Custom creations can be made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from foraged botanicals to recycled sweaters to plush faux fur.

Also available for both young and old alike are illustrated paper puppets with movable joints. They are printed on thick card stock in full-colour or black & white which can be coloured in. Puppets inspire & educate children through interactive play which aids in the development of imagination, storytelling and has been shown to improve hand/eye coordination.

Visit Anarkiti’s website at: http://www.anarkiti.com/

iag Orignals/ One Hundred Wears, Anna Luckai

 

Anna Luckai of iag Originals designs and hand makes women’s garments. She chooses only certified sustainable Tencel® (eucalyptus) fabric and dyes it with plants and healthful minerals, without using chemicals. In a marketplace of cheap, mass-produced fashion, Anna provides a modestly scaled line of consistent quality, unique designs and a connection to the earth. Iag Originals means It’s All Good.

You can visit iag Originals on the web at: https://iagoriginals.ca/


Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers (WHEW Inc.) Darlene Bolahood and Chales Sylge

 

 

Darlene Bolahood and Chales Sylge, collectively known as the ‘Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers’ are celebrating their ninth year in the production and promotion of their unique one of a kind kid mohair throws. Over the past few years they have expanded their line to include hand woven and hand knit mohair accessories.

Dar began weaving in college. After receiving her Masters of Fine Arts Degree she became instrumental in starting the Animation Program at Durham College and then became part of the Haliburton art community in 2007, now  teaching as a full time professor for the ‘Visual and Creative Arts Diploma’ program at Haliburton School of the Arts, Fleming College.

Charly has progressed through many life experiences in the arts and fine woodworking before being introduced to weaving as a hobby by Dar in 2008.

After winning a coveted spot with the Eastern Ontario Group of Artists showing at the ‘One of a Kind’ Spring 2010 show ‘WHEW’ became a reality. The demand for WHEW’s mohair throws necessitated Charly resign his employment in carpentry to concentrate full time on weaving.

Today Dar, Charly and Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers are selling internationally and their blankets have gained recognition as some of the most beautiful available worldwide. The experimental processes in painting with dyes while still keeping a balance with tradition have kept WHEW on the cutting edge of designing unique mohair throws.

Visit Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers on the web at:http://www.wheweavers.ca/

 



 Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild

 

 

 

 

Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild was formed approximately 20 years ago in Peterborough. We are a group of knitters and crocheters with all levels of experience from beginner to expert – some members have published patterns.

The guild hosts workshops with outside guest speakers as well as member presenters who teach various knitting and crocheting techniques, how to understand patterns, ‘tools of the trade’, what type of yarn or wool to choose, plus much more. Members also choose 2 charities each year to make items they need. This is not mandatory for members. We also choose a work-along project to start in the fall and showcase in June. Every meeting we bring in our projects to ‘show off’ to the rest of the guild and enjoy each other’s company over a cup of coffee or tea.

Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild meets the second and fourth Thursdays, September to June, from 7-9pm at Canterbury Gardens, lower level, entrance off Glenforest Avenue. There is a  small annual/semi-annual membership fee, but you can come to 2 non-workshop meetings for free to check us out before joining. Workshops/presenters are $5/meeting.  For more info or contact go to www.knittingguild.ca or www.ravelry.com/groups/kawartha-hooks-and-needles-guild



Needles in the Hay

 

 

Needles in the Hay has been Peterborough’s Local Yarn Store for six years. Under the new ownership of Deanna Guttman, the shop carries a wide selection of premium natural yarns, crochet and needle felting tools, and accessories for your projects such as handcrafted buttons and shawl pins. Needles in the hay also supports Canadian hand dyers including Gobstopper, Indigodragonfly, Sweet Georgia, Zen Yarn Garden, and Ambrosia Yarns. Join them on Tuesday evenings for their “Purlez-vous” knitting and crochet social, or sign up for one of their classes.

Prior to our Fibre Fest you can visit Needles in the Hay on the web at: http://needlesinthehay.ca/ or pop by their shop at 385 Water Street Peterborough.


Stitches Plus – Betty Ann Welsh

 

Betty Ann has been involved with sewing and needlework from a very young age starting with dress making and eventually evolving into quilting. She has taught quilting for Peterborough night school, Haliburton School of Fine Arts and various quilt shops where she has also worked. Betty Ann has been a member of the Embroiderers Guild of Peterborough in the past and is presently a member of the Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild and the Lindsay Creative Quilt Guild of which she is one of the Founders. She has taken part in various local Craft Shows including Autumn Treasures for many years.


Carmen Caldwell

 

Carmen was born in Transylvania, Romania, a small town in the mountains, where she spent a happy childhood full of love, freedom, nature, books, creativity and dreams. She went on to become an aeronautical engineer, a career that led to her meeting her husband – who worked for Bombardier. Two children and much travel later, she values what she holds inside: mind and soul, memories and lost footprints, scars and echoes and continues to love humans, life, nature, science, math, literature, colors, art, music. She describes herself as practical and purposeful but romantic, creative, inventive, open minded and enthusiastic.

Having sewn since she was 5 years old, Carmen notes that in Romanian culture, sewing is a tradition which was well conserved and passed on allowing people to innovate and design, to explore prime materials and options and to improvise and repair. Carmen believes traditions exist because wisdom must be passed on to new generations. She notes sewing is a way to express herself, to give, to educate, to return good to the world, and that because she cannot paint, or sing at the same intensity she sews to express the need of beauty, colors, uniqueness, joy and ideas.

Carmen often uses recycled materials and seldom follows methods or procedures, making each piece unique.

You can see Carmen’s work on Instagram: carmen_nistor_caldwell

You can contact Carmen via Email: numaisint@yahoo.com or phone: 289 924 0921

 


Christianna Ferguson

 

Christianna Ferguson is an artist and educator living and working at her studio in Lakefield Ontario. For the past five years she has focused primarily on felt making. Through the felt making process of laying out wool roving, adding water, soap and friction, Christianna is able to create unique wearable pieces of art as well as sculptural and two dimensional art pieces.

Making textiles with simple natural raw materials allows her to play with colour, texture, pattern and form in an infinite number of ways. She also teaches workshops from her studio and at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

You can visit Christianna’s website at: www.christiannaferguson.com or email her christianna@sympatico.ca

 

 


Haliburton School of Art and Design  

 

Haliburton School of Art and Design is known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada. Learn at their beautiful campus that provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on studio experience. They offer certificate, diploma, post-graduate and week-long summer programs to help you build a solid portfolio to take you to the next step – whether that’s continuing education, embarking on a career, or starting your own practice.

Enroll in a one-week summer course or a semester- long accelerated program, and challenge your perception of what can be created with textiles. Learn how fabric is made, how it behaves, and how to design, construct and manipulate it. Participate in the hands-on discovery of the science and techniques of fabric dyeing and pigmentation with some of Canada’a most respected fibre artists.

Prior to the show you can visit the Haliburton School of Art and Design via their website at: hsad.ca, their Facebook: Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art + Design, their instagram page at:

fleminghsad or Twitter: @flemingHSAD


Loomlust

 

Loomlust is joining us from Midland Ontario. Ronnie and Ben are weavers themselves and developed their shop to carry a variety of quality weaving yarns not readily available to the fibre arts community in Ontario. They offer a selection of cotton, linen and wool for weaving as well as tools and accessories. Loomlust carries yarns that are difficult to source in Ontario including those from: Venne, Bockens and JaggerSpun.
You can visit Loomlust’s website and online store at: loomlust.com


River of Yarn, Tracy Minnema

 

Tracy Minnema, began dabbling in the fibre arts when she was only five years old. Crocheting and knitting were her first foray into the fibre world, then came sewing, dressmaking, cross stitch and quilting.  Tracy has a Fashion Arts Diploma, and an Education Certification in Technological Studies – Clothing and Fashion. She worked in the fashion industry for a few years, then went on to teach at the secondary level in Family Studies, for the past 23 years. Working with textiles has always been a part of her life.

Tracy is in the building stages of her new part-time venture, ‘A River of Yarn’. This is a studio and an online store specializing in luxury and affordable hand knitting and crochet yarns, patterns and accessories. Teaching makes up a large part of the business, as she offers lessons from beginner to advanced techniques in the studio.  Tracy travels Ontario taking part in various fibre festivals. You can find her as a guest speaker at various guilds and shows, presenting seminars and hands-on workshops.  Find out more about A River of Yarn at http://www.ariverofyarn.ca.


Coral Door Studio, Ruth Dyer

 

Ruth Dyer’s work includes traditional rug hooking and other fibre-related arts that pique her interest. In all her work, she is committed to using only recycled materials. Ruth is the founder of Christmas at the Marshland Centre which has since become a tradition in the village of Lakefield; and she is a member of the Lakefield Farmers Market.

You can visit Ruth at her web blog: http://coraldoorstudio.blogspot.ca/ or contact her at rdyer@nexicom.net


The Alpaca Shop

 

 

The Alpaca Shop: Locally raised organic alpaca products

Kathy McConnell and Carol Saunders of Hubbert Farms and Donna Simmonds of Averegan Alpacas are located in the North End of Peterborough.What started 12 years ago as a love for the animals has developed  more recently into a love for the luxurious fiber these wonderful creatures produce.  Alpaca is a high end luxurious product that is six times warmer than wool, is hypo allergenic because of it’s lack of lanolin and is soft as cashmere. The Alpaca Shop offers a huge assortment of items made from their own animals including duvets, dryerballs, yarns, rugs, felted products and more. Looking to make your own creation, they offer raw fleece as well.  “”

Three local ladies working hard to create high end products that showcase the outstanding properties of these adorable creates. Isn’t it time you discovered alpaca.

Check out the Alpaca shop on facebook @ The Alpaca Shop

 


studioloo, Cindy Cole

 

Cindy Cole Bennett of Studioloo has been an avid maker for most of her life, working in the arts since her early teens. Cindy has had the advantage to work in many mediums including wood, clay, fibre, textiles, sculpture and paint. Cindy began selling her work in 2000 and now focuses on working with clay, wood and fibre.

Cindy has taught workshops in many of the fibre arts.  Cindy’s work is able to bridge gaps between art and craft, and has been featured in many productions, and publications.

The work sold at sales focuses on the fibre arts including handspun art yarn, handdyed yarns, dyed and blended fibres, handmade buttons and embellishments for use by creative fibre artists!

Cindy pulls inspiration for her work from nature, science, pop culture, history, and art. She is always trying to achieve exciting results working with new materials, found objects, experimental concepts and quality recycled materials.

You can visit Cindy at her website: studioloo.com/

 


The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild

 

The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild  is one of a number of regional branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) that promotes the traditional art of rug hooking.

For over 150 years, rug hookers have been pulling loops of wool strips or yarn through a fabric backing; initially to cover cold floors, but more recently to adorn their homes with creative works of art.

Come see a display of work created by our members as well as a demonstration of this wonderful branch of fibre art. You might even try your hand at pulling a loop or two.

To find out more about rughooking in Ontario visit the OHCG website:
https://sites.google.com/site/ontariohookingcraftguild/
or their facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Hooking-Craft-Guild-12334…/

 


The Olive Sparrow

 

The Olive Sparrow focuses on hard-to-find wet-felting and needle felting goods, as well as natural crafting items.

Most of these are exclusively available at the Olive Sparrow – 18, 21, 24 micron merino roving and batt, Swiss mountain sheep wool, WizPick felting needles, industrial felting needles, felting surfaces, 100% wool felt, extra-long locks (i.e. Teeswater from England). 100% wool felt in over 75 colours. Ball-brausers, felting-needle holders.

Beautiful sets of small amounts of colours as well as $5 (taxes included) bags of the different wool qualities will be available at the festival. There will also be wooden peg-figures for crafting with your children – as well as other Waldorf-inspired materials – Swiss doll skin, and super-clean stuffing roving and batt.

You can visit The Olive Sparrow’s website at: theolivesparrow.com, and if you would like to contact Monika prior to the show she is reachable at: 416.504.3665 or monika@theolivesparrow.com


The Quilter’s Bolt:  Kate DeKlerck

 

The Quilter’s Bolt is a brick and mortar shop for all fabric lovers! We opened our doors March 31, 2015, after a truly beautiful retail space in our small town, Millbrook, Ontario became available. For Kate, this was a way to contribute to her community and its downtown, while pursuing her own long term dream. After working in childcare for more than 10 years (and finding solace in my quilting all the while), Kate was ready for a change of pace and a new, exciting adventure! With the incredible support of my husband, young daughters, dad and our community, I dove in, fulfilling another passion, in my second, incredible career. Join me in my love of colour, pattern and fabric!

Prior to the show you can visit The Quilter’s Bolt at 30 King Street East, Millbrook or via the web at: thequiltersbolt.com or Facebook @katescustomquilts

 



Grace Mahoney:  Living in Colour

 

 

This is Grace’s second year showing at the Fibre Arts Festival.  She is a mixed media artist who starts her art projects by just taking a thread for a walk.  Inspired by colour and texture she weaves, felts and sculpts art pieces that often become reflections on natural and maternal themes.  Her work has been featured in the magazine Cloth Paper Scissors.

Grace has just moved to new studio designed by her, at her home in Fifes Bay.  She does provide workshops for individuals and small groups to learn her weaving, felting and wirework techniques.  She can be contacted at grace.mahoney@live.ca or follow her at facebook.com/livingincolourwithgrace.


Kathy Beckford  

Kathy moved to Norwood 14 years ago after retiring. She has hooked rugs for 40 years and is a certified teacher with the OHCG (Ontario Hooking Craft Guild). Kathy enjoys doing things that require fabric or yarn and has been a knitter and a sewer for most of her adult life. I . This year she started knitting fairies, dolls, and making doll clothes. Kathy is loving doing this and hopes you enjoys her creations.

Outside of the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale you can reach Kathy by email at: beck1@persona.ca

 

 


Valerie Carpentier, The Night Weaver, Fabric artist

Valerie has always enjoyed working with fabric – it makes her heart sing! Her mother taught her to sew at an early age and her father was an artist and architect so she feels she has married their talents with her own.

Valerie began creating for shows in 1980, as a stay-at-home mother of three, the night was her only time to get her woven wall hangings done, which is how she named her business The Night Weaver.

Since that time she has worked with many mediums including wool, stained glass, floral arranging, children’s clothing, mosaics, jewellery and wearable art. Staring in 2008 she began creating fabric art landscapes which have found homes in England, Indonesia and Canada. Valerie hopes you will enjoy viewing her art as much as she enjoys creating it.

Outside of the festival Valerie can be reached at valcarpentier@hotmail.com or (705) 743-8594


Evelyn Haskell

 

Evelyn’s involvement with fibre arts began early with the creation of cloths for her dolls made on a Singer treadle sewing machine. She progressed to sewing her own clothing, embroidering linens and knitting sweaters. As Evelyn’s environmental awareness increased, she began to repurpose old wool sweaters and other thrift store fabrics. Now, her upcycled creations such as hats, bags and cushions are available at a limited number of juried craft shows.

Outside of the Festival Evelyn can be contacted by email at evhaskell@sympatico.ca or via phone at: 905-372-8521

 


Chris Barker

Chris Barker works with fabric, making quilted wall-hangings and collages
some of which are further enhanced with embroidery and beading, added
upholstery fabric or netting. At our Fibre Arts Festival, Chris will also
have art cards of some of her work and simple kits.  At her booth she will
be demonstrating her techniques of  layering fabrics to form a landscape
collage.
Outside of our Festival, Chris can be contacted at
cbarker@canadianacabinets.com or 705-740-0035.

 


The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough was founded in 1979, becoming the 10th Guild to join the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Inc. (EAC), and a founding guild of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN) in 1983.  We are a small group of dedicated needleworkers who meet monthly to discuss, share and learn more about the art of the threaded needle.

The Guild offers a diverse yearly program that features workshops, mini lessons and speakers on topics and techniques designed to broaden our knowledge and expertise. It has an extensive lending library for members’ use, including embroidery magazines from the UK and New Zealand.   Visitors are welcome to come to two meetings before becoming a member.

Contact us through our website at www.egpstitch.ca for more information, then come and see what can be created with just a threaded needle and a good idea!


Shepherd’s Hill

 

Shepherd’s Hill, Grace Clare

Shepherd’s Hill was started in 1997 as a birthday gift, of a Corriedale ewe and her two lambs, to one of our children. The flock has since grown to 30 adults, consisting of mainly long wool breeds. These include, Romney, Blue Face Leicesters and Border Leicesters.

Our aim is to produce clean, lustrous and easy to spin fleeces and fibre in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Our efforts have been recognized both locally and at the Royal Winter fair.

You can visit Shepherd’s Hill via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Shepherds-Hill-Farm-1006229602801668/. Shepherd’s Hill is also part of the Upper Canada Fibreshed and can be found on their website at: https://uppercanadafibreshed.ca/local-producers/shepherds-hill-farm/

Grace can be contacted by email at woollycrone@yahoo.ca


Happenstance Books & Yarns

 

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Happenstance Books & Yarns

Happenstance Books & Yarns is a welcoming store in Lakefield. They invite you to stop by their booth at the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale to see the latest in Spring yarns by Berroco and Rowan. They will also have a great selection of self-striping sock yarns by Opal and Regia, beautiful hand-made pottery yarn bowls by Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, luxurious Amano alpaca yarns, and interesting textile and pattern books.

Happenstance Books & Yarns has been a staple on Queen Street in Lakefield for over 35 years. If you’re passionate about yarns and books this is the store for you! We carry a wide selection of yarns with a particular fondness for alpaca yarns. You will find such brands as Amano, James C Brett, Berroco, Cascade, Debbie Bliss, Estelle, King Cole, Opal, Rowan, Patons, and Sirdar.

A great place for non-knitters too. Our book selection is carefully curated from new releases to classics and is sure to appeal to readers of all ages and interests.

Happenstance Books & Yarns, 44 Queen Street, Lakefield

You can visit their website  http://bookmanager.com/happenstance Or Facebook: happenstancebooksandyarns

Or contact them by phone at: 705-652-7535 or email:  happenstance@bellnet.ca

 


Christina Pridie / Peterborough Yarn Shop

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Christina Pridie / Peterborough Yarn Shop

Christina Pridie is a wife, mother of 4, and owner and operator of the Peterborough Yarn Shop. She is also a knitwear designer who specializes in seamless hand knits. With over 40 years of experience she instructs knitting and crocheting classes for beginner to advanced levels. She enjoys designing and teaching the skills of the trade as much or more than the exercise itself.

Visit the Peterborough Yarn Shop at http://www.peterboroughyarnshop.com/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ThePridieCollection/

Knitters and Crocheters find the Pridie Collection of patterns Christina has designed on Ravelry at: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/christina-pridie


Hooked on the Lake

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Hooked on the Lake

Loretta Moore from Hooked on the Lake tells the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale the story of her fibre journey:

My passion for fibre arts developed at an early age. As a child I would sit in my mom’s sewing room and pick up scraps from her sewing projects and would make clothing for dolls. I never actually played with the dolls – I just wanted to make clothing for them and play with the fabrics. My mom was an experienced seamstress and knitter. I was introduced to knitting by the age of 6 and I remember making the never ending scarf because although my mom had taught me how to cast on – she forgot to teach me how to cast off. So I come by my love of fibre arts honestly.

As I grew up I developed my love of all things fibre through making my own clothing, knitting sweaters for myself and friends, learning to crochet – although none of those little doilies – bathroom curtains was my first project and learning to quilt. I would spend hours in quilt stores pulling bolts of fabrics off the shelves and imagining what I could make with them. Until the day I visited a wonderful quilt store in New Hampshire where I discovered a rughooking kit. I was intrigued but this was before internet was as widespread as it is today and I could not find anything to teach me how to hook – until my cousin came for a visit and showed me a project she was working on and introduced me to her teacher, Tony Latham .

I realised after the first few loops that I pulled that I had discovered a fibre art that appealed to every creative bone in my body. I loved the almost zenlike feel of pulling loops, loved playing with colour and developing my own colours through dyeing, loved the final product. 

I wish I could say that I have an overall style like so many rughookers or fibre artists but I love to try new things so although my preferred style is primitive, antique looking wide cut rugs I like to play with new colours, alternative fibres and techniques. I am drawn to antiques – rugs and furniture – and like to incorporate some of my rugs into the antique pieces I have found (some off the side of the road!). 

But one of my greatest passions is introducing others to rughooking – and patiently explaining that this is NOT latch hooking. That true rughooking dates back to the early 1800’s and uses strips of wool. That it is not a paint by number art form – it allows creativity in so many ways and can be as expensive or inexpensive as you could wish allowing anyone with any budget to become a rughooker. I demonstrate at shows where I vend, I teach classes and love meeting hookers and wannabe hookers and talking hooking! I take as many classes in varied aspects of rughooking as I can afford – both money and time wise. I belong to the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild and became a member of ATHA (Association of Traditional Rughooking Artists) a few years ago when one of my American friends showed me the amazing newsletter.  I am not a certified teacher but I can and do teach what I know!

Visit Loretta’s website to be inspired by her blog and to get a peak at some of the designs and kits she will have for sale in her booth at the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale: https://hookedonthelake.wordpress.com


 

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gobstopper is all about beautiful dappled gradients, hand-dyed on high quality,

natural fibre yarn. Dyer Marit Munson created the special gobstopper process

through several years of experiments, always asking “What would happen if…?”

The result is a set of special dyeing techniques that combine equal parts

inspiration and serendipity– every cake of yarn is its own unique blend of

colours, creating lively gradients that shift with every stitch.

Visit the gobstopper webpage to see Marit’s latest colourways and projects that show off the lovely colourways: https://gobstopperyarn.wordpress.com/

 


Fullin’ Woolens

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Cheryl Roberts of Fullin’ Woolens writes:

Tactile tendencies, as well as a love of colour and funk brought me to the world of fibre arts.  A chance encounter online while looking for wool roving led me to traditional spinning.  Shortly thereafter, I learned about felting, in particular, nunofelting – a gorgeous fusion of wool and silk, as well as art yarn spinning.  I feel rather like a doula helping to birth amazing things from fibre.  I am passionate about colour, and dye a lot of the fibres I use in my work.  In this age of mass produced, disposable items, I am committed to maintaining these centuries old arts, while learning new ways to step outside of the box.  Helping others in their creative arts journey is a big part of my mission, and as well as carrying supplies for spinners and felters, I also teach these arts.

You can visit Cheryl at Fullin’ Woolens new website: https://www.fullinwoolens.com
Or check out her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fullinwoolens and instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/fullinwoolens


the Black Lamb

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If you haven’t already visited the Black Lamb at their new location in Port Hope (or even if you have), you will want to stop by their booth at our Fibre Festival.  Black Lamb owner Laurie Goldiuk has long been known for her beautiful dyed yarns and now she is taking her business in new directions having built a fibre mill with felting capabilities at her new location which opened in the summer of 2015.

For all your felting needs you will find an array of high quality felting fibre from DHG – Italy, as well as custom needle felting backgrounds and pre run batts for nuno felting.  Spinners will find hand dyed roving from Laurie’s Mill in merino, silk, tencel, cashmere and more, as well as spinning supplies from Ashford, Louet and Majacraft.

Visit the Black Lamb Website at theblacklamb.ca or their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theblacklambcanada


Crazy for Socks

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Crazy for Socks is Fred and Linda Curry. The Currys’ create socks that will remind you of those cozy hand-knitted socks that Grandmas made for loved family members! Fred Curry replicates these heirloom socks on an antique circular sock-knitting machine using traditional wool and nylon blends in many eye-catching colours. Fred is also a cancer survivor who learned sock knitting while recuperating from a stemcell transplant. The therapy from that cancer treatment has turned into a lifelong hobby of sock knitting.

Viewing the antique sock making machine in action was a popular stop at the 2016 Fibre Arts Festival and Sale and we expect people will enjoy watching it in action again this year.

Crazy for Socks doesn’t have a webpage, if you want to contact Fred and Linda outside of the Fibre Festival you can reach them at: flcurry2@gmail.com


BEADADDICT

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Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, has worked with fibre and beads for over 15 years creating beaded jewellery then kits under the name of BEADADDICT. Recent beadwork collaborations with lampwork artists have given Roxann the opportunity to engineer unique wearable art pieces that have been included in US and Canadian publications, exhibitions and competitions. She is the designer of the dual lucet, DUCETTE ©, with which she teaches braiding from her own instructions using contemporary fibre and stringing materials. Roxann has discovered how to Abraid the braid, a technique which expands the scope of lucet braiding from creating simple cords to crafting hats, scarves and mats without sewing. New this year is her crochet patterns for fashion accessories. On site demonstrations are the main features of BEADADDICT’s alter ego, the ADUCETTE LADY©.

You can visit Roxann at her web sites: https://www.beadaddict.ca, https://www.ducette.com and https://www.facebook.com/ducettelady


 John Boorman

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John Boorman Rug Hooking Frames

John Boorman is an industrial designer who has come up with new and innovative ways to build rug hooking frames. Come by the booth and see John’s frames.

If you have any questions for John before the Fibre Arts Festival you can contact him by email at johnkboorman@icloud.com


Lanes End Farm and Fibre

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Lynn Hasson from Lanes End Farm and Fibre has been raising sheep for 42 years and now has a practical and effective system for maintaining optimum health while producing as natural a product as possible, she is also a spinner and is well known for her skill in spinning dog hair. For those that wish to craft their own creations Lynn will have fibre and yarn at her booth and for those who would rather leave the crafting to someone else Lynn will have a variety of articles made from her own wool including blankets, gloves and mittens. Lynn’s hemp hand cream is also a favourite of many members in the Guild.

If you want to contact Lynn, she does Farm Gate Sales 3143 Hwy 7 Reaboro, phone; 705-324-9413 or email: lanesend@xplornet.com

 

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Please forward your completed application to the Guild President.

The due date for applications is May 1/2017.

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Fibre Arts Festival & Sale 2016

Our 6th annual Fibre Arts Festival & Sale took place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, (located by Fleming College) 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  $3.00 entrance fee.  Children 10 and under enter free if accompanied by an adult.

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A message from Neta

I cannot believe that it is soon two months since our festival on March 19!

We were so delighted to see it turn out to be such a success, and that everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves, both visitors and vendors. We want it to be a fun and rewarding event for all, and it seems that indeed it was. It was wonderful to see not only women visiting, but men as well who seemed to enjoy themselves just as much! As always our draw prizes were a big hit, and quite a few were actually won by men!

I want to thank our vendors for their great displays and cheerful interactions with the public. And of course I must thank our own guild members that made the whole thing possible, both during the months of planning and at the event.

For next year we have decided to forego the two separate areas and keep it all in the large gym rooms area, (which will be 3 times as large as the one gym we had this year) as we were told that some visitors seemed to have overlooked the wonderful activity and sales area in the multi purpose rooms, in spite of signs.  We really do not want anyone to miss any of the fun! Well, it was a learning experience, as it always is when one is starting something somewhere new.

I also want to thank the vendors for taking the time to fill in their feedback forms – it is a big help in the planning for next year’s festival!  With your help we also have some additional interesting names on our vendor contact list!

Of course we hope that both our visitors and vendors are looking forward to the next festival!  It will take place on Saturday March 18, 2017, again at the Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre. So go ahead, mark it on your calendar!

As for now, have a lovely summer!

Neta

p.s. Scroll down to see what you missed if you were not there – photos from the event and vendor profiles.

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where we will have updates and information on the vendors who will will be at the festival.


 

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Vendor Profiles

 


 

Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild

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Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild will as usual have lots to offer at the festival, such as hands-on tie dyeing where you can take your creations with you home, a weaving play table for all ages, where for example you can try out weaving on a simple box loom, or create fun stuff on other simple card looms with a result you can take home as well. Our finger weaving member will have something for kids, or kids at heart, to try out, maybe resulting in a bookmark to take home.

We will have a sales table where you can find needle felted, handwoven, and handspun items. This year we also have a Challenge display table with items made by our members, the inspiration being our 60th – diamond – anniversary as a guild.

And naturally we will have spinning demos and weaving demos on different looms going on. So come and join the fun!

Our upcoming Fibre Arts Festival & Sale is at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre on 19 March. Doors open at 10am. Admission fee $3, children 10 and under free when accompanied with an adult. See you there !!!


Quilt Arts Peterborough

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We are looking forward to seeing what beautiful work they will have this year. To get an idea of what they can do see the photos from last year’s Festival.


 

The Alpaca Shop

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For the second year The Alpaca Shop will join the Festival. This will again give us the opportunity to purchase wonderful, soft items for chilly and cold days.

Did you know that Alpaca is the warmest ‘wool’ available! While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. It is also soft and luxurious. In physical structure, alpaca fiber is somewhat akin to hair, being very glossy. Alpaca fiber is also flame-resistant. Photos are from last year’s festival.


 

Hooked Goods


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Hooked Goods – Margot Innes (owner and creator)

Margot is a return exhibitor to Fibre Fest. She offers Rug-hooking supplies and products, including simple do-it-yourself kits for beginners and more. She will have new kits at our festival this year and as well as demonstrating rug hooking, she will have a start your own coaster option available for people.

Outside of the festival you can find Hooked Goods on the web at hookedgoods.storenvy.com
on Facebook at : https://m.facebook.com/NewfoundlanderatHeart/
on instagram at: @newfoundlanderatheart
and you can contact Margot by email at hookedgoods@gmail.com


 

Living in Colour

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Living in Colour is Grace Mahoney a Peterborough experimental artist who is a knitting ninja, crochet queen, heartfelt felter, wire wizard, crazy quilter, busy bead and buttoner and is willing to try all art forms to expand her creativity.
If you are from Peterborough you may have seen Grace’s work at Gallery in the Attic or at Art in the Garden.
At the Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival, Grace will be showing a number of her works inspired by nature and the people in her life. Grace loves to collaborate with people on commissioned work and she also offers workshops.
You can find out more about Grace by visiting her website www.gracemahoney.ca or her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Living-In-Colour-221885247837898/


 

 

Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild

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The Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild is a group open to knitters and crocheters of all abilities age 16 and older. They meet twice a month from 7-9 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from September to June at Canterbury Gardens. Meetings often feature guest speakers and members are welcome to bring their own projects or work on the charity projects the guild has picked.

Stop by their booth at our Fibre Festival – they will have needles and wool if you would like to try knitting.

To contact the Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild you can view their website at: http://www.knittingguild.ca/ or contact Veronica van Zyl’s by phone at: (705)749-1327.


 

 

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough (EGP).

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The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough (EGP) is a small group of dedicated needleworkers who meet monthly to discuss, share and learn more about the art of the threaded needle.

Founded more than 35 years ago, they are members of the national Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Inc. (EAC) and a founding guild of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN). EGP holds regular meetings and workshops throughout the year, and has an extensive lending library.

Stop by their booth at our Fibre Arts Festival to put a stitch or two on their community doodle cloth, find out more about joining and see some of the wonderful things that can be made with just a threaded needle and a good idea. “Everyone is welcome…we will teach you what you want to learn!”

Visit the Guild’s Webpage at: http://egpstitch.ca


 

iag Originals

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Anna Luckai is the creator of iag Originals.  Anna’s work blazes the trail into the possibility of hand crafting garments in contemporary styles using the most ecologically conscious and certified sustainable materials and then infusing them with colour and healing qualities in the ways of our foremothers.

Visit iag Originals on the web at iagoriginals.ca or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/iag.originals


 

Haliburton School of Art + Design

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Haliburton School of Art + Design – Fleming College, is known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft, and design in Canada.

Among their outstanding diploma, certificate and continuing education programs in art and design are specific opportunities for education in fibre arts. Complete a 15-week Fibre Arts certificate or spend a number of years participating in the OHS Spinners certificate program, which is a series of 6 courses one taught each summer at Haliburton. Or participate in one of the over 30 courses and workshops in fibre arts during the summer and fall to learn a new skill or technique or hone your experience.

Stop by the Haliburton School of Art + Design Fleming College booth to pick up information about their programs, or to see a needle-felting demonstration.

Website: hsad.ca
Facebook: Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art + Design
Twitter: @flemingHSAD
Instagram: fleminghsad

 


Marilyn Whitbread

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Marilyn is a lifelong resident of Oshawa who was inspired by her grandmother and mother to embellish fabric through embroidery. Inspired by nature she uses her embroidery skills to add a third dimension to hand painted silk using silk ribbon, threads and silk fusion. Her work has won awards from the Station Gallery in Whitby. Marilyn studied watercolour, silk painting , silk dying and tapestry weaving at Haliburton School of the Arts, and in England. Her work has appeared in the Canadian fibre magazine “A Needle Pulling Thread”. Marilyn has coordinated the Annual Oshawa Fibre Art Show for the past three years and been a participant for six years, and she has also promoted fibre arts, by recently curating a fibre art show at the McLaughlin Gallery. Marilyn has also taught silk fusion, silk painting and silk ribbon embroidery throughout Ontario. Her goal and enjoyment is to encourage young peoples’ creativity through the ancient arts of silk fabric.

Marilyn can be contacted by email at elegant.silks@sympatico.ca


Helen Whitney

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A knitter for 50 years, Helen enjoys creating for warmth and fashion. She
particularly likes to work with interesting patterns and a variety of
natural and man-made yarns to create items to wear and for the home. At her
booth you will find baskets bursting with fun and intricately patterned
socks, several weights and styles of mittens as well as bracelets and a
variety of hats. Because Helen likes to play with texture, you will also
find soft baby and children’s items along with densely felted handbags,hats
and slippers in a wide palette of colours. Helen will be sure to have a pair
of needles, or maybe a crochet hook, in her hands at the festival.

Outside of the festival Helen can be contacted at 705-653-0899 or at
piper.drummer@sympatico.ca


 

Bear With Me

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Gail Hancock is the bear artist behind Bear with Me Enterprises. Gail creates collector teddy bears and other animals using mohair, acrylic fur and fur from recycled fur coats. Her bears have won many awards and have been featured in books and magazines such as “Bears across Canada”. The bears are not suitable for play as they have many small parts but collectors will marvel at the detail which gives each bear its own special personality and makes it a work of art.
You can find out more about Gail’s skills and see some of her completed bears on her website at: www.bearwithme.ca

Gobstopper Yarn and Needles in the Hay

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Marit Munson is the colour-obsessed brain behind gobstopper’s luxury gradient yarn, hand-dyed for knitters with equal parts inspiration and happy accident. Each cake is its own unique blend of colours, creating dappled gradients that shift with every stitch.  Based in Peterborough, gobstopper yarn is available at Needles in the Hay or on-line at www.gobstopperyarn.com.  Stop by Bridget and Marit’s booth to treat yourself to your favourite yarn, learn a bit about the dyeing process, or check out shawls and other samples from gobstopper and Needles in the Hay.

Needles in the Hay has been Peterborough’s Local Yarn Store for six years. Owned and operated by Bridget Allin, the shop contains a variety of yarns, fibre tools and accessories for your projects such as handcrafted buttons. Needles in the Hay also offers classes and a weekly knitting social called “Purlez-vous?”
Prior to our Fibre Fest you can visit Needles in the Hay on the web at: http://needlesinthehay.ca/ and https://needlesinthehay.wordpress.com/ or pop by their shop at 385 Water Street Peterborough.
Gobstopper Yarn can be found on-line at:https://gobstopperyarn.wordpress.com/

Wild and Woolly Dolls

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Marg Lake lives in cottage country where winters are long and neighbours are few. So knitting as a creative pastime fills many a quiet evening. She began
as a child knitting the usual sweaters and toys but recently took a creative leap designing her own unique and slightly funky ladies. Each  one of a kind
doll is made with natural fibres emphasizing a variety of bright colours and textures and is “dolled up” with makeup, eyelashes and jewellery. They are
suitable for children as well as  adults who love a bit of fun! Marg is also a watercolour artist, and her interest in colour is obvious in her dolls.
You will also be able to experience Marg’s creative mind in making the dolls as she will display the steps she goes through in making them.
Marg can be reached at lakeland@nexicom.net or by phone at 705 657 1091


 

Happenstance Books & Yarns

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Stop by the Happenstance Books & Yarns booth to see the latest in Spring yarns by Berroco and Rowan. They will also have a great selection of self-striping sock yarns by Opal and Regia, beautiful hand-made pottery yarn bowls by Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, luxurious Amano alpaca yarns, and interesting textile and pattern books.

Happenstance Books & Yarns has been a staple on Queen Street in Lakefield for over 35 years. If you’re passionate about yarns and books this is the store for you! We carry a wide selection of yarns with a particular fondness for alpaca yarns. You will find such brands as Amano, James C Brett, Berroco, Cascade, Debbie Bliss, Estelle, King Cole, Katia, Opal, Rowan, Patons, and Sirdar.

A great place for non-knitters too. Our book selection is carefully curated from new releases to classics and is sure to appeal to readers of all ages and interests.

Happenstance Books & Yarns can be found at 44 Queen Street, Lakefield

You can also visit their website http://bookmanager.com/happenstance or facebook page happenstancebooksandyarns

They can also be reached by email at happenstance@bellnet.ca or phone at: 705-652-7535


 

 River of Yarn

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A River of Yarn is focused on providing quality knitting and crochet yarns, kits, and accessories, always with a look towards fashion and affordability.  The showroom is stocked with fabulous yarns such as alpaca, wool, cotton, flax, acrylics and specialty yarns.  There are many patterns, books and accessories to choose from. A River of Yarn’s studio is located only 15 minutes south of Peterborough, and also offers a web store and free delivery to Peterborough. Stop by Tracy’s booth at our Fibre Festival to see a great sampling of both knitting and crochet kits, and try out the new NEKO curved double point needles! 

Visit A River of Yarn at http://www.ariverofyarn.ca/


Loomlust

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Loomlust is joining us from Midland Ontario. Ronnie and Ben are weavers themselves and developed their shop to carry a variety of quality weaving yarns not readily available to the fibre arts community in Ontario. They offer a selection of cotton, linen and wool for weaving as well as tools and accessories. Loomlust carries yarns that are difficult to source in Ontario including those from: Venne, Bockens and JaggerSpun. They will have a small four shaft loom set up in their booth for those that would like to stop by and give weaving a try or who wish to see some of the yarns they offer being woven.
You can visit Loomlust’s website and online store at: loomlust.com


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Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, has worked with fibre and beads for over 15 years, creating beaded jewellery then kits under the name of BEADADDICT.  Recent beadwork collaborations with lampwork artists have given Roxann the opportunity to engineer unique wearable art pieces that have been included in US and Canadian publications, exhibitions and competitions. She is the designer of the dual lucet, DUCETTE7, with which she teaches braiding techniques from her own instructions using contemporary fibre and stringing materials. Come by Roxann’s table during the show to see her demonstrating the various forms of crochet or DUCETTE7 braiding.

Roxann creates beaded jewellery, teaches beadwork, and creates crochet patterns and beading kits. She is also the designer of  the dual lucet, the Ducette®. Lucets are tools that are believed to date back to the Viking days and are used to create cords.  Lucets come in two styles and Roxann has created the Ducette® which incorporates each style into the tool, allowing crafters to easily pick the style that is best for their project.  Come by Roxann’s table during the show to see her demonstrating the various forms of crochet or lucet braiding.

 

You can find out more about Ducette’s and Roxann’s other creative work by visiting her websites:

www.ducette.com
www.facebook.com/ducettelady
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Suzanne Towns

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Suzanne Towns articulates her connection to our environment by felting wool fibres to create sculptures, wall hangings and wearable art. Some pieces reflect a realistic representation of our world, other express an abstract impression of nature’s art.

Suzanne Towns can be contacted at 705-653-1049


 

Silvia Stoddart

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Silvia Stoddart will again be offering her fleeces as well as batts and yarns in lovely colours at our festival. She has downsized to a more manageable size of flock, and is returning to wool and fibre as an enjoyable hobby.



 

Earth and Vines

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Sandi McNeil is a natural fibre artist who works extensively with hand gathered materials that grow in and around the Kawartha Lakes. Known primarily for her traditional and non-traditional basketry, Sandi also makes large wall weavings, willow figures, twig and tile tables, garden benches and wire sculptures. Earth and Vines is a collaboration with potter Janet McDougall.  Newly retired, Sandi now has time to offer one or two day basket courses.  She encourages small groups of three or more friends or family members, to contact her and arrange a date for the course.
At our Fibre Festival, Sandi will be demonstrating how to make cordage using Siberian iris from her garden. Outside of our Fibre Festival you can view Sandi’s work, or find out about workshops on the Earth and Vines Website at: http://earthandvines.com/

 

Lanes End Farm and fibre

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Lynn Hasson from Lanes End Farm and Fibre has been raising sheep for 42 years and now has a practical and effective system for maintaining optimum health while producing as natural a product as possible, she is also a spinner and is well known for her skill in spinning dog hair. For those that wish to craft their own creations Lynn will have fibre and yarn at her booth and for those who would rather leave the crafting to someone else Lynn will have a variety of articles made from her own wool including blankets, gloves and mittens. Lynn’s hemp hand cream is also a favourite of many members in the Guild.
If you want to contact Lynn, she does Farm Gate Sales at 3143 Hwy 7 Reaboro, phone; 705-324-9413 or email: lanesend@xplornet.com

 

Chris Barker

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Chris Barker works with fabric, making quilted wall-hangings and collages
some of which are further enhanced with embroidery and beading, added
upholstery fabric or netting. At our Fibre Arts Festival, Chris will also
have art cards of some of her work and simple kits.  At her booth she will
be demonstrating her techniques of  layering fabrics to form a landscape
collage.
Outside of our Festival, Chris can be contacted at
cbarker@canadianacabinets.com or 705-740-0035.


 

Crazy for Socks

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Fred and Linda Curry from “Crazy for Socks”, are from Woodstock Ontario. They offer socks made on antique circular sock knitting machines and this winter will be introducing a new product – boot toppers! Sock knitting machines were developed in the late 1800s and  women often used them to make and sell socks to supplement their income. Many of these machines were manufactured in Ontario and Fred has two machines from Georgetown and one from Toronto as well as one from Pennsylvania. New machines were sold by manufacturers to women for about $10 and then the manufacturer purchased back the socks she made for about $1 per dozen pairs of socks.

Stop by Fred and Linda’s booth to see a sock knitting machine in action, and to buy warm socks or fashionable boot toppers. Fred makes these special to honour the love and energy put forth by generations of sock-knitters.

Crazy for Socks doesn’t have a webpage, if you want to contact Fred and Linda outside of the Fibre Festival you can reach them at: flcurry2@gmail.com


 

Fullin’ Woolens

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Fullin’ Woolens is a home based studio operated by Cheryl Roberts. Cheryl is an artist and teacher producing unique handspun yarns and felted creations. Fullin’ Woolens offers a quality selection of fibres and tools for all your spinning and felting needs, including hand dyed top and locks and art batts for spinning or felting, as well as signature handspun yarns for knitting or weaving. Additionally, Fullin’ Woolens is an exclusive agent for Greener Shades Dyes, Louet and Schacht spinning/weaving equipment, and DHG fibre from Italy.

You can check out Fullin’ Woolens on Facebook or Instagram.
www.fullinwoolens.com
www.facebook.com/fullinwoolens
https://www.instagram.com/fullinwoolens


 

Warped and Twisted Designs

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Penny Boyd is the Fibre Artist behind Warped and Twisted Designs.

Penny is a multi-talented artist who works in a variety of mediums including weaving, spinning and painting.

At Penny’s booth, you will find a variety of pieces including handwoven rag rugs, up-cycled pillows, bags and wrist cuffs. Visitors concerned about environmental impact will also be excited to know that many of Penny’s pieces use reclaimed materials.

Penny’s work can be viewed on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Warped-and-Twisted-Designs-1411557… or visit her website at: www.warpedandtwisteddesigns.weebly.com


 

Hooked on the Lake

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Loretta Moore gave up all other crafting after discovering rug hooking 19 years ago! She loves to share her passion by teaching beginner, primitive and textural rughooking classes. Realizing quickly how difficult it is to find supplies, patterns and kits in Canada she started her business Hooked on the Lake to enable people to find these locally. Her studio is open to the public by appointment.

Visit Loretta’s Website at https://hookedonthelake.wordpress.com


 

The black lamb

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The Black Lamb – If you haven’t already visited the Black Lamb at their new location in Port Hope (or even if you have), you will want to stop by their booth at our Fibre Festival at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, 19th March.

Black Lamb owner Laurie Goldiuk has long been known for her beautiful dyed yarns and now she is taking her business in new directions having built a fibre mill with felting capabilities at her new location which opened in the summer of 2015. For all your felting needs you will find an array of high quality felting fibre from DHG – Italy, as well as custom needle felting backgrounds and pre run batts for nuno felting. Hand dyed roving from our Mill – merino, silk, tencel, cashmere and more, spinning supplies from Ashford, Louet and Majacraft.

Visit the Black Lamb Website at theblacklamb.ca or their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theblacklambcanada


 

Evelyn Haskell

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Evelyn Haskell grew up in a home full of knitting needles, buttons, fabrics, and yarns, and so, from a very early age has been knitting, sewing, embroidering and playing with fabric. That interest combined with a commitment to recycling, led to a craft business based on the reusing of vintage fabrics and yarns. She especially likes working with old wool sweaters which, after the felting process, are turned into a variety of unique useful and decorative items.

At our Fibre Arts Festival Evelyn, will have lots of cozy and comfy products including hats, mittens, slippers, bags, catnip mice and felted pillows.

Outside of the Festival Evelyn can be contacted by email at evhaskell@sympatico.ca or via phone at: 905-372-8521


 

The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild

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The Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild  is one of a number of regional branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) that promotes the traditional art of rug hooking.

For over 150 years, rug hookers have been pulling loops of wool strips or yarn through a fabric backing; initially to cover cold floors, but more recently to adorn their homes with creative works of art.

Come see a display of work created by our members as well as a demonstration of this wonderful branch of fibre art. You might even try your hand at pulling a loop or two.

To find out more about rughooking in Ontario visit the OHCG website:
https://sites.google.com/site/ontariohookingcraftguild/
or their facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Hooking-Craft-Guild-12334…/


2015 Fibre Arts Festival

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2015 Fibre Arts Festival

Our Fibre Arts Festival (that took place in the main library auditorium at 345 Aylmer Street, on Saturday March 21, 2015), was a wonderful success, and a fun day was had by all who attended.
There were demonstrations and some hands on activities for adults and children.

There were also many beautiful and unique craft items available for purchase, as well as fibre, yarn and supplies for those who want to create their own special items.

Our door prizes were made up of fibre and related items donated by the vendors/demonstrators in attendance.

Kawartha Hooks & Needles Guild / Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough, won by Pam Pilkington

Rags to Riches / Warped & Twisted Designs / Lanesend Farm & Fibre, won by Renée Paul

Indigodragonfly Yarns / Fabric Art Pictures – Christine Barker, won by Erinn Burke

Pridie Collection / Stoddart Farms, won by Kim Dyck

Suzanne Towns, fibre artist / The Alpaca Shop, won by Janice Gravel

Kawartha Rug Hooking Guild / Sandi McNeil, basketry, won by Jeanette Arminio

Fullin’ Woolens / Ptbo Handweavers and Spinners Guild, won by Shelley King

Happenstance Yarns & Books / P’tula Original Haberdashery, won by Mayah Sevink

Needles in The Hay / Elise Harris, felt artist, won by Evelyn Andrews

Hooked Goods / Ptbo Handweavers and Spinners Guild, won by B. Wright

 

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a special day and to all of the people who attended.
We are looking forward to next year’s festival.

Visit our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterboroughFibreArtsFestivalAndSale

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Saturday March 19, 2016, 10AM-4PM,  at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Drive.

Entrance fee is $3.00, children 10 and under admitted free with an accompanying adult.

We are filled to capacity and now even have a waiting list!

We have old friends returning, and are looking forward to see what they have created over the last year, as well as quite a few exciting new vendors.
It promises to be at least as inspiring, fun and informative as in previous years.
You will have a great opportunity to buy exceptional artisan made gifts and supplies for your own fibre endeavors. Remember to bring some cash so you don’t miss out.
Hope to see you there!
Check out our Facebook page where we are posting bios of the participants and photos of their work, as they become available,
 or go to Fibre Arts Festival under the Events tab.

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Faye and Carole did a lovely job of arranging our Mug Challenge display at the Peterborough Public Library.  On display this week.

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FAFS 2016 update:

As we have grown out of the Library auditorium we are delighted to have found a new venue for our 2016 Fibre Arts Festival and Sale, on Saturday March 19, 2016, 10AM-4PM,  at the Peterborough Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Drive, beside Fleming College.  It is a bright, friendly, fully accessible venue with lots of parking and a bus stop at the front door.

After finding the new venue one of our members put together an appealing ad card that surely will help to promote the festival.

We have visited shows throughout the summer, and will visit others still to come, continuing to distribute our ad cards, and approach new vendors and artisans. We aim to add as many new different kinds of vendors and artisans as possible to make the experience even more fun and inspiring for our visitors.The registration form is now available and is being sent out to previous participants and new prospective vendors and registrations are coming in. If you are interested in participating, contact Neta at a.j.knauer@gmail.com

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On August 26 Lois and Neta held a morning weaving workshop for kids at The Lutheran Church on Highland Road in Peterborough.
Lois began by reading a book about a shepherd boy who needed a new coat and what he had to do to get it – a quick and fun lesson in the steps from sheep to cloth!
Lois prepared paper weaving, and styrofoam tray weaving for the younger ones. She also brought the box loom from the guild, already warped, so the kids could see how the shafts work and try weaving a couple of rows.

For the older kids, Neta had prepared for making necklaces, from an article in the summer issue of Handwoven. It was fun to see the different results.

Neta was very thankful that Lois had offered to help. Thanks to her it was a success. 19 elementary school children attended and it was definitely not a one woman job, even if we had helpers. Everyone had fun.

 

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