OHS Conference

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Ontario Handweavers & Spinners Conference 2017

May 5 – 7

Offering 3 days of Fibre Filled Emersion as you

Live, Learn, Shop & Socialize with other Fibre fans!

 Merchant Mall, Workshops, Guild Challenge & more ...

  Registration Starts: 1 January 2017

For full details please download the the document describing workshops, activities.

For registration form only, download the registration form document.

Note: read and follow the instructions to fill out the registration form online  

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Keynote Speakers:

Dorie Millerson

Assistant Professor in Fibre, Chair of

Material Art & Design at OCAD University, & artist making intricate &

complex thread sculptures illustrating modern life. 

Mary Underwood

Spinner/weaver and now historian Mary Underwood managed to turn her pursuit

of weaving education and an unexpected research project into an endless adventure.

           Location:   Seneca College - Newnham    404 & Finch Ave. E., Toronto

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Calling all OHS Guilds!  

 The theme of the Guild Show for the 2017 Conference is “Supporting and Embracing” – but there is a twist this year.  You are asked to mount your display on a dress form!  Get creative and show us how you “Support and Embrace”! Please use the entry form to register your guild. 


Juried Show: May 5 – 7, 2017

What Inspired Fibres?


We invite all members of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners to enter our juried show, “What Inspired Fibres”.

* Open to all textile media


 *      Your entry must be original, executed after January 1, 2015, and not previously shown in a juried show.

*      Up to 3 entries.

*      Entry fee is $20 for 1 entry, or $30 for up to 3 entries.

*    Entry form

Rules for submission.

Available awards

*      Entry form and fee must be received by February 17, 2017.

*      Entries will be judged on excellence of design and technical skill including construction and finishing details.

The OHS board will be organizing a silent auction.

Please consider donating and item or two - and attending the conference! Donations

can be sent to


1188 Walker Lake Dr., RR4

Huntsville, ON P1H 2J6

Or, bring you donation to the conference. To help us organize the auction, please let Margaret Penner

(, 705-635- 9413) or Karen Shields ( know what you plan

to bring.



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