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The Ontario Handweavers & Spinners is a vibrant organization that encourages, inspires, enables, and sustains the unique work of handweaving, spinning and related fibre arts.  

Panoply 2015

OHS Biennial Conference

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Pictures taken by  John McManus

Upcoming Events

Mar 11

ART KNITTING WITH COPPER WIRE and WEAVING with WIRE

Date(s):Mar 11 - Mar 13

Time:9:00am - 4:00pm

SAYWARD JOHNSON, Ottawa area Weaver and Designer, who specializes in creating beautiful art work using her loom and knitting needles is the Guest Instructor for a two day FIBREWORKS KINGSTON weekend workshop, March 13-15th at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus... this is a chance to take your skills as a weaver in an all new direction... or get your needles humming to create a small art piece using Sayward's amazing techniques for knitting with wire...


More information about Sayward and her workshop is available at www.fibreworkskingston.blogspot.ca - just click on her workshop on the right sidebar at the blog. Email to garner@kingston for a pdf copy of the Registration Form.

SAYWARD JOHNSON, Ottawa area Weaver and Designer, who specializes in creating beautiful art work using her loom and knitting needles is the Guest Instructor for a two day FIBREWORKS KINGSTON weekend workshop, March 13-15th at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus... this is a chance to take your skills as a weaver in an all new direction... or get your needles humming to create a small art piece using Sayward's amazing techniques for knitting with wire...


More information about Sayward and her workshop is available at www.fibreworkskingston.blogspot.ca - just click on her workshop on the right sidebar at the blog. Email to garner@kingston for a pdf copy of the Registration Form.

Mar 19

Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2016

Date(s):Mar 19 - Mar 19

Time:10:00am - 4:00pm

Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre
775 Brealey Drive
Peterborough, On

Join us for our 6th annual show celebrating everything Fibre!  Meet local artisans, enjoy hands on activities, purchase one-of-a-kind items.  Visit our Vendors to buy a wide selection of fibres and resources for your next project!

Check out our Facebook page at

PeterboroughFibreArtsFestivalAndSale

Or visit our website at www.ptbo-hwsg.com

Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre
775 Brealey Drive
Peterborough, On

Join us for our 6th annual show celebrating everything Fibre!  Meet local artisans, enjoy hands on activities, purchase one-of-a-kind items.  Visit our Vendors to buy a wide selection of fibres and resources for your next project!

Check out our Facebook page at

PeterboroughFibreArtsFestivalAndSale

Or visit our website at www.ptbo-hwsg.com

Apr 09

9 th Annual Fibre Arts Competition

Date(s):Apr 09 - Apr 09

Time:10:00am - 4:00pm

9 th Annual Fibre Arts Competition

Now is the time to take your alpaca fibre and/or yarn and fashion it into something exquisite to enter in our competition in any (or all!!) of the following categories: hand knitting, machine knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and hand spinning. Ribbons will be awarded to third place in each category (with monetary prizes to be announced).

 This show is encouraging the use of alpaca and as such, blends must contain a minimum of 50% Alpaca fibre. All classes are open to naturally colored or dyed yarn/ fibre

Hint: Contact your local alpaca breeder to get some of this yummy fibre and yarn.
All members’ contact info is on the website.
Details covering rules, entry forms and Description Cards will be available on the Alpaca Ontario website – www.alpacaontario.ca – under the Fibre tab.
Submission deadline - entries must be received by March 12, 2016.
Please mail your entries to: Carol Harrison
335358 33rd Line, R.R.#4
Embro, ON
N0J 1J0
If you have any questions, contact Carol, Fibre Arts Coordinator at carolkharrison@gmail.com

Now is the time to take your alpaca fibre and/or yarn and fashion it into something exquisite to enter in our competition in any (or all!!) of the following categories: hand knitting, machine knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and hand spinning. Ribbons will be awarded to third place in each category (with monetary prizes to be announced).

 This show is encouraging the use of alpaca and as such, blends must contain a minimum of 50% Alpaca fibre. All classes are open to naturally colored or dyed yarn/ fibre

Hint: Contact your local alpaca breeder to get some of this yummy fibre and yarn.
All members’ contact info is on the website.
Details covering rules, entry forms and Description Cards will be available on the Alpaca Ontario website – www.alpacaontario.ca – under the Fibre tab.
Submission deadline - entries must be received by March 12, 2016.
Please mail your entries to: Carol Harrison
335358 33rd Line, R.R.#4
Embro, ON
N0J 1J0
If you have any questions, contact Carol, Fibre Arts Coordinator at carolkharrison@gmail.com

May 14

Sothwest Regional conference 2016

Date(s):May 14 - May 14

Time:9:00am - 4:00pm

INTERTWINED, PAST, PRESTNT AND FUTURE

Please download the details and registration form for this conference.

INTERTWINED, PAST, PRESTNT AND FUTURE

Please download the details and registration form for this conference.

May 27

Wasoon 2016

Date(s):May 27 - May 29

Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

The WASOON Conference will be in Sudbury, Ontario at College Boreal staring Friday afternoon at 4 til Sunday noon.  We have an amazing line up of workshops to fill the weekend, a new fun idea for breaking the ice at our opening reception, a banquet and keynote to celebrate 60 years of Weaving in the North. For more information visit http://wasoon.yolasite.com/

The WASOON Conference will be in Sudbury, Ontario at College Boreal staring Friday afternoon at 4 til Sunday noon.  We have an amazing line up of workshops to fill the weekend, a new fun idea for breaking the ice at our opening reception, a banquet and keynote to celebrate 60 years of Weaving in the North. For more information visit http://wasoon.yolasite.com/

Jun 03

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Date(s):Jun 03 - Jun 05

Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

'Come Play With Us"
June 3-5, 2016
The Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
Kingston Ontario

'Come Play With Us"
June 3-5, 2016
The Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
Kingston Ontario

Aug 20

OHS Spinning Certificate Program

Date(s):Aug 20 - Aug 27

Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

Levels III and VI of the Spinning Certificate program will be held this week at Haliburton School of The Arts.  For more information, contact the Spinning Education Chair at education@ohs.on.ca

Levels III and VI of the Spinning Certificate program will be held this week at Haliburton School of The Arts.  For more information, contact the Spinning Education Chair at education@ohs.on.ca

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