Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Newsletter March 2024

Guild Challenge: Guild members are invited to bring your creative challenges for others
to see what your imagination created with the little baggy of recyclable supplies given
out at the Christmas Social. First opportunity will be the guild meeting on March 18th.
As well, we’d love to showcase them on April 13th for the Fibre Arts Festival and Sale
display. And beyond that, bring them to meetings in May, June or even next September.

ACP Challenge: This year’s theme is ‘Fragile Forest’ and the contest and display will
take place on June 1, to coincide with the Downtown Art Crawl and First Fridays in
Peterborough. Any medium is acceptable, so keep that creative spark alive and submit
an item for the challenge.

Natural Dyes: The March program will be a presentation on dyeing with natural plants
and items, given by our own, Terry Caswell. Please bring anything you’ve dyed in the
past using natural dyes, to show and share with the rest of the guild members.

FAFS: Plans are coming along very well, thanks to the intrepid Darlene. Please give her
your name if you’d be able to help out on April 12 in the evening or April 13 during the
day. Don’t forget you can sell your handmade items at the guild table during the show.
Get information from Darlene or Julia if you’d like to do that. As well, Anda will be
organizing and ‘manning’ the bake table, Please speak to her if you wish to contribute
baked goods or are able to take a shift on the table, selling goods.

ACP events: Artisanity will be held on April 26 and 27. Please join in and sell some of
your handmade items. Julia or Darlene can get you set up with sale tags.

February program:

Many thanks to Barb of Twin Pines Alpacas who gave a very detailed and professional
presentation. She included lots of information about how to care for the animals, and
she sent round samples of the different fibres she blends with alpaca. Barb also gave
out 3 draw prizes. You’ll see Barb again at the Fibre Arts Festival and Show, where
she’ll be one of our vendors.

Show and Share

Woven bag created by Anda.

Placemats woven by Joyce.

Prints made by Joyce

Lois’s Krokbragd stool, woven by Lois and made in conjunction with Woodturner Leslie Gifford-Cook