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Ontario Handweavers and Spinners
The Spin at Warp Speed Electronic Newsletter
September 2013
Notices and Events

Resource Directory Online
The OHS is updating the Instructors Resource Directory. This will be now be located on our web site rather than in print. This way we can update it more frequently and distribute it further. Please let us know the details of the educational opportunities that you offer, ie. workshops, lectures or programs, how far you are willing to travel, and any other special requirements that you might have. To be included you must be a member of the OHS.
Please complete the attached form or online form available under the Workshop Leaders tab on the Web site, and return it to list coordinator Bridget Lewis at (

A quantity of wool fibre for spinning was found at the NAV Centre after the conference. Please contact if you think this may be yours.

There are still a some positions available on our board, as well as opportunities to volunteer on various committees. You can make a contribution by offering your time and talents, Find out how you can help by contacting Jo Mills, Nominations Chair.

Memberships and renewals are now available online!

5 Counties (Midwest Region) Seminar, One Thread, Many Ways, takes place on Saturday, September 21. Hosted by the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild, the event takes place at the Burlington Arts Centre. $45. Please see Fibre Focus, spring issue 2013 for more information, or click here.

October 5, 2013 Central Region Seminar: Paddle Your Own Canoe, hosted by the Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Held at The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON. Keynote Speaker Andrea Graham will take you on a visual paddle through her artistic journey as a feltmaker and innovative artist. Enter your own decorative pillow into the Pillow Challenge for People’s Choice awards. For more information and seminar registration see the Spring 2013 issue of Fibre Focus or visit

Woodstock Fleece Festival
October 19, Woodstock, ON. Visit the Fleece Festival website for more information.

Creativ Festival
October 25-27, Convention Centre South Building, Toronto. Please contact Sarah Craig if you would like to volunteer at this event.

Learning Opportunities

Weaving Certificate Unit 15 – Eight Shaft Double Weave
Learn to design, draft and weave multishaft double cloth and gain an understanding of Backed Cloth and Pique
Instructor - Pat Zannier
Date – October 26 & 27
Location - To Be Determined
Contact – Bridget Lewis ( for more details.

Haliburton School of the Arts

OHS Spinning Certificate Program
Please let us know if you are interested in beginning the 6-level program in 2014,
at the beautiful Haliburton Campus of Fleming College. Courses are scheduled to take place in the month of August. Participants must be familiar with a spinning wheel and able to spin a simple thread. 1-866-353-6464

If you know of upcoming weaving and/or spinning classes for the fall, please let us know about them:

From our Partners
Textile Museum of Canada latest news. The show, Ancestry and Artistry:
Maya Textiles from Guatemala runs May 29 - October 13, 2013. Please see the following for more information about this and other events at the Textile Museum of Canada.

Fall Sales

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair, Sept. 20-22, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy 26, MInesing, Ontario. Featuring Huronia Handweavers and Huronia Spinners Guilds.

Huron Tract Spinners & Weavers Annual Sale - Sat., Nov. 2 10:00 am – 5pm and Sun. Nov. 3 12:00 am – 4 pm at the Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich ON. Unique traditional and modern weaving, basketry, beading, spinning, knitting and felting. For more information go to:
or contact Kerry Price519-238-6452 or

Seasonal Wrapsody - Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners and friends. Fri, Nov. 1, 6pm - 9pm and Sat., Nov. 2, 10am - 4:30pm. Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper St. W., Alliston.

To Enter

Carnegie Craft 2013, Nov. 1-24, 2013. (Dundas, Ontario) Please see call for entry:
Innovations in Fibre Art VI, International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition (Sebastopol, California)

Stitches Across Time
Dufferin County Museum & Archives presents Stitches across Time, a unique juried show of contemporary fibre art pieces together with an exhibit of rarely seen textile pieces from the Museum’s collection Deadline for entry, April, 2014

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