Finger Weaving – Ceinture Flechees

 

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10 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Location: KAGS, 420 O’Connell Rd., Peterborough

Maximum of 6 students
Description: Finger-weaving is the traditional weave for the ceintures fléchées sashes of the voyageurs and the Métis. The sash was used by Voyageurs during the fur trade as an important part of their everyday clothing. They have become historical sashes for First Nations Peoples.

In this one day workshop you will learn the basics of finger weaving techniques and weave at least 2 sashes. The first sash will follow a basic technique and be suitable for a bookmark or bracelet. Subsequent sashes woven will further explore design, colour and technique.

For further information, please contact Jo Harris, 705-745-0869 or joharris8@gmail.com

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Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild 2015 Courses

 

Beginning Weaving

6 Saturdays – Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, 10:00 am to 2 pm

Maximum of 6 students
By the end of this course, you will have experienced the basics of making cloth on a 4-harness loom. You will make a warp, dress a loom, weave simple patterns, learn about colour and various weaving tricks and techniques. Looms provided.

Beginning Spinning

6 Saturdays – Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, 10:00 am to 12 pm

Maximum of 6 students
This course will introduce you to the basics of spinning on a drop spindle, as well as a wheel. You’ll learn how to prepare raw fleece for spinning, as well as learning drafting and plying techniques and maintenance of a wheel, and how to choose a wheel.

Both courses will be held at the Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio,
420 O’Connell Rd., Peterborough.
Please visit our website at
www.ptbo-hwsg.com
for a registration form.

Contact person – Lois Watson, 705-748-0758
redrobin@bell.net

PosterThe Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild will have a booth at the annual Autumn Treasures Fine Artisan Show.  Our booth will have for sale luxurious handwoven items, fleece and felting of all kinds, and knitted and crocheted hand spun items.

At the Trentwinds Convention Centre, 264 Lansdowne St. East, Peterborough.

Fri.  Nov. 14,     4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 15,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 16,  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ADMISSION  $4.00

Our challenge, this year, was to create “Art Yarn” and use it in a project of our choice.

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On the weekend of April 26/27, our guild hosted a Double Weave Workshop with Susi Reinink.  We experienced two thoroughly enjoyable days of weaving and exercising our brains! Susi’s workshop definitely whetted our appetite to explore more of all the possibilities of double weave. Thank goodness we have warp leftover to play on.

 

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Once again, we were invited to Lane’s End Farm, to help with (or just watch) the shearing of sheep and goats.

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Our 4th annual Fibre Arts Festival was a great success with more people attending than any previous year.
Our visitors thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations, and the opportunity to have some hands-on experience, such as making embellishment flowers, rug hooking, weaving, paper making and painting on silk.

Door Prizes were donated by our vendors.

1. Embroiderers Guild / Pridie Collection/ Aquilo Silk
2. Needles in the Hay/ Fullin’ Woolens/ Papermint Pattie/ Murray Lincoln – tatting and bobbin lace
3. Lanes End Farm/ Coral Door Studio/ Judith Hayes – mixed media artist/ Peterborough Spinners and Weavers Guild
4. Happenstance/ Indigo Dragonfly/ Hooked Goods
5. Sandi McNeil – baskets and cording/ P’tula Couture Chapeaux/ Stoddart Farm/ Angela Lee – tatting and bobbin lace

The winners of our door prizes were: Norma Whitmore, Peggy Moore, Sue Hubey, Stan Stewart and Marie Howran.

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A few pictures from our participation in Buckhorn’s Heritage Day, 2014.

 

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Our booth at the annual Autumn Treasures Sale.

 

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