We will be starting off the 2021/2022 year with our regular meeting night, the third Monday of the month. The meeting will be at the Artisan Centre in Peterborough Square on Monday September 20th. We will be starting earlier than usual at 6:00 pm, because the Square closes at 8:30 pm. There will not be a specific program: meet and greet, show and share, and snacks. The library will be open and equipment rentals available. This is really just an opportunity for us to get together, so drop in any time during the evening. And of course, this is a great time to renew your membership! Still a bargain at $50. (Students $20.) Note that Covid 19 protocols are still in place – masks, hand sanitizing, etc.
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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.
Demonstrations, displays and some hands-on opportunities will be presented by our guilds, fibre artists as well as several vendors. See our attached poster.
An excellent chance to network, get information, look at, and ask about the different arts, or buy unique items, made by the artists!
Some of the handmade items for sale at our booth at Autumn Treasures.
The sale runs this weekend Nov. 15,16 and 17 at the Trentwinds Convention Centre.
OHS Central Region Seminar 2013
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on October 5 at the Canadian Canoe Museum for ‘Paddle your Own Canoe’ – the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Guild Region Seminar! It was a terrific success, and we’d like to thank all of our volunteers, as well as the Canadian Canoe Museum for being such terrific hosts.
Our OHS central region seminar 2013 that had been in preparation for so long is over and was a definite success, based on the delighted feed-back from the participants.
For those of you who missed it, our excellent keynote speaker, felting artist Andrea Graham, turned out to be a great hit, taking us on a journey through her life paddling her own canoe. Even the non-felters were captivated. She shared her life’s defining moments with humour and feeling and also where she hopes to paddle next. It was quite inspirational. She also explained how her felting technique has evolved, how important it is how you present your items, how much dedication it takes to get people to remember you, to keep at it! But not to lose track of that it has to be good and enjoyable for you. She asks herself at the end of each day if this was a day she would do over. And the seminar one was, so it was a positive experience for her too.
People had opportunity to shop before and after the presentation, and the vendors were happy to be in the same room as the rest of us again.
After lunch the demonstrators started: Faye wove with metal wires incorporated in her weave and had samples of her work displayed, Jo Mills spun with sari silk and had the different steps displayed, Mary Charles was rug hooking with roving, Gina Peers was caning a chair seat and had her little intricate amulets displayed, and Murray Lincoln was tatting. Unfortunately the ‘hat lady’ was not able to attend to do her embellishments as planned, which was disappointing, but Andrea’s felting demonstration drew quite a crowd.
The pillows displayed in the canoe looked great and when the people’s choice award was presented it came as no surprise that Wendy had won with her fabulous birch log pillow, followed by Carole’s felted pillow and Dee’s canoe transparency pillow! So our guild raked in the prizes, but it was nice to see that other registrants also participated, even if we had hoped for more participation from the other guilds.
There were enough draw prizes to go around too so nobody went home empty handed, not that it was very likely to happen with all that the vendors had to offer. And the early bird prize was fittingly won by the very first registrant!
Lionel’s baking was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and Jacqueline in the kitchen (from the canoe museum!) kept the coffee and tea coming, but the juice packs went over well too. So all in all, a very, very good day.