New Meeting Sept. 20, 2021
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.
Library Display – Mug Challenge
Faye and Carole did a lovely job of arranging our Mug Challenge display at the Peterborough Public Library. On display this week.
New Fall Classes in Beginning Weaving, Beginning Spinning and Drop Spindle
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the replica Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum
On Saturday, August 15, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the S. W. Lowry Weaver Shop and Jacqurd Loom Interpretive Centre at Lang Pioneer Village Museum.
The ceremonial “stomp” by assistant warden of Peterborough County and member of the Lang board
Members of the Jacquard team – Audrey Caryi, Faye Jacobs, Wendy Cooper, Lois Watson
Lois Watson speaking on the life of Samuel Wallace Lowry
Faye Jacobs explaining how the loom was rigged
Punched pattern cards at top of loom
Wendy Cooper explains how the Jacquard works
Peterborough Guild members
Visitors listening to explanations
Judy Bryan and Delores Rutherford, great-granddaughters of Samuel Lowry’s sister, Mary
Fibre Arts Festival, 2015
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.
Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival – March 21, 2015Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners are pleased to announce our 5th annual Fibre Arts Festival, taking place as before, in the fully accessible main library auditorium at 345 Aylmer Street, on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission is kept at $2, children under 10 enter free.
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!
Artisanity Show and Sale
Double Weave Workshop with Susi Reinink
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.
Sheep Shearing at Lane’s End Farm 2014
Once again, we were invited to Lane’s End Farm, to help with (or just watch) the shearing of sheep and goats.
2014 Fibre Arts Festival
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.