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

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Upcoming Events

Apr 01

Alpaca Time Guild weekend

Date(s):Apr 01 - Apr 02

Time:10:00am - 3:00pm

Location                                                                          5509 Hwy 9, RR4 Harriston ON

At Alpaca Time they produce alpaca yarns and rovings, also  raw alpaca fibre for felting or crafting.

On this “Guild” weekend you’ll be able to see the machinery that makes the yarn while on your tour of the mill.  You will also  be shown  how they make  Star Trekker socks on Bentley Comet sock machines. As a bonus, any guild members who come on this weekend  will receive 10% off the purchase of any regular priced items in the store.

 If you have any questions give me a call -519-327-8708, or fire off an email –

 Please let Alpaca Time know approximately how many people will be attending this event.

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Apr 05

Canada EH!

Date(s):Apr 05 - Apr 05

Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm

 The Burr House Spinners & Weavers Guild in partnership with the
Richmond Hill Public Library will be hosting Jette Vandermeiden
as she presents “Canada, Eh!” as part of our 150th celebration.


Canada, such a unique country, has weaving traditions dating back
hundreds of years. Influenced by First Nations, immigrants from
all over, and traditional Canadian skills, the mosaic of Canadian
Weaving is rich and varied. Searching from coast to coast, styles
such as Salish, Acadian and French-Canadian emerge. Names
like Mary Black and Dorothy Burnham, and techniques of Chilkat
blankets, catalognes, Jacquard coverlets and 21st Century “Smart
fabrics” are now part of a multi-faceted Canadian textile tradition.
Let’s explore the Canadian textile world!

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Apr 29


Date(s):Apr 29 - Apr 29

Time:10:00am - 5:00pm

~ as part of the Alpaca Ontario Spring Show~

April 29, 2017

 This is a judged competition that encourages the use of Alpaca fibre.  There are 6 categories to enter:

 Handknitting, Handspinning, Crochet, Weaving, Felting & Novelty

 Each entry must be comprised of at least 50% alpaca fibre,  but both natural and dyed fibre can be used.

 Entries are due                     Mar. 31, 2017

 Entry fee :                              $5.00 per entry

 Entries to be submitted to:  Carol Harrison

                                                335358 33rd Line, RR #4, Embro, ON. N0J 1J0

 Judging takes place:           April 28, 2017 at the Alpaca Ontario Spring Show

                                                Royal Canadian Riding Academy

                                                4525 Davis Drive, Cedar Valley, Ontario


Further information and entry forms can be found on Alpaca Ontario website:

  Questions can be sent to


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Apr 29

Toronto Knitters Frolic

Date(s):Apr 29 - Apr 30

Time:10:00am - 5:00pm

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May 05

OHS Conference 2017

Date(s):May 05 - May 07

Time:8:00am - 4:00pm

At the Fulcrum: Supporting Tradition, Embracing Innovation

Seneca College, Toronto


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Jun 16

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Date(s):Jun 16 - Jun 18

Time:4:30pm - 4:30pm

“Our Past Inspiring Our Future:

150 years of Spinning in Canada”


June 16-18, 2017

The Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre

Kingston, Ontario


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