Finger Weaving – Ceinture Flechees


1 Day (5 hour) Workshop Saturday, March 28, 2015            IMG_1855
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


Tags: ,

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
for a registration form.

Contact person – Lois Watson, 705-748-0758

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.


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

.P1090809 P1090799 P1090798

P1090796 P1090795 P1090806

P1090805 P1090804 P1090808

P1090807 P1090803 P1090802







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.


weavers double 2014 006  doubleweave workshop 1, 2014  doubleweave workshop 2, 2014

weavers double 2014 002  04Apr28_2014Lynn 009  04Apr28_2014Lynn 019

doubleweave workshop 7, 2014  04Apr28_2014Lynn 020  04Apr28_2014Lynn 011


Tags: , ,

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

04Apr27_2014Lynn 075 04Apr27_2014Lynn 076 04Apr27_2014Lynn 078 04Apr27_2014Lynn 079 04Apr27_2014Lynn 087 04Apr27_2014Lynn 090 04Apr27_2014Lynn 097 04Apr27_2014Lynn 110 04Apr27_2014Lynn 111 04Apr27_2014Lynn 112 04Apr27_2014Lynn 129 04Apr27_2014Lynn 133

Tags: , , , , ,

04Apr8_2014 033  04Apr8_2014 107  04Apr8_2014 117

04Apr8_2014 032  04Apr8_2014 102  04Apr8_2014 057


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.

Tags: , , , ,

Peterborough 2014 Fibre Arts Festival

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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


Heritage day 2014 031  Heritage day 2014 044

Heritage day 2014 050  Heritage day 2014 054

Tags: , , , , ,

P1070286  P1070279  P1070289

DSCF1242    P1070284  11Nov162013 212

Our booth at the annual Autumn Treasures Sale.


Tags: , , , , ,

« Older entries § Newer entries »