Fibre workshops and classes

Fibre Classes

The Artisans Centre Peterborough in association with the Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering the following classes in Fibre Art

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes. Members and Non members can now register and pay for classes in one of the following ways:

  • By mailing in the registration form with a cheque made out to Artisans Centre
  • Register online
  • Pay online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to info@artisanscentre.ca

Thank You

Upcoming Workshops

    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register

    Loom Dressing Tutorial 
    • Class is now being held on a Sunday afternoon.
    • For beginner weavers who want a review of preparing a loom for weaving.
    • We will review the process of creating the warp on a warping board.
    • We will also review the process for winding the warp onto the loom.
    • You will pick up some "tips and tats."

    • Date - Sun., Mar. 1, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Thurs., Feb. 27
    • Cost - $45   ACP Members - $40
    • Maximum in class - 6 students
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 4
    Register

    Kids March Break Weaving
    • Learn to use a small frame loom....and how to make one of your own at home.
    • You will learn to use some of the terms that weavers use, as you are immersed in the atmosphere of a weaving studio.
    • Other looms will be demonstrated so you can see the variety of work that weavers do.
    • You will go home with a small colourful woven hanging.    

    Date - Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1-4 pm.

    Maximum - 6 students (6 to 12 years old)

    Cost - $30 (includes materials)

    Instructor - Shannon McKinley





    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    Making a Wet-Felted Vessel
    • Learn how to create a two-colour wet-felted vessel with reliefs.
    • First you will create a piece of felt from rovings.
    • Then you will create a two-colour vessel from thefelt.
    • As a bonus, you may felt a piece of soap.

    Date - Sat., March 28, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm.

    Cost - $70   ACP Members $63

    Materials fee paid to instructor $25

    Bring a bar of soap, 1 large towel

    and 2 hand towels

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    Working with Handspun - Knit/Crochet Ideas
    • Join us for two interactive sessions, exploring the work of creating with your handspun yarn.
    • We will explore knit, crochet and other ideas.
    • Sessions are geared to all levels of experience, beginners to intermediate.
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    Date - Sunday, Mar. 29 and Sunday, April 5, 2020

    1:00 to 4:00 pm.

    Cost - $60.00   ACP Members - $54.00

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                         


    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    • Designed for intermediate weavers, this class will give you an opportunity to work with fine yarns.
    • You will prepare a multi-coloured warp and dress the loom and bring it to class ready for threading.
    • At 20 epi, this is a fine warp but only 8 3/4 in. wide.
    • In class, you will thread your loom and start to create a lovely scarf to finish at home.

    • Date - Thurs., April 16, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Thurs., April 9
    • Cost - $75   ACP Members - $68
    • Maximum in class - 6 students
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 3 May 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register


    • Learn how to spin sheep wool yarn.
    • These 3 classes are geared to beginners.
    • You will be introduced to spinning on a wheel and drop spindle. All equipment is provided.
    • You will have lots of time to practise your new skill.

    Date - Sundays April 19, 26 and May 3, 2020

                1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Registration closes April 16, 2020

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Cost - $135   ACP Members $122

    Materials fee $20

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis

    Register at artisanscentre.ca





    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marshland Centre, Lakefiled
    Register






    is happening again in Lakefield, April 24-26, 2020 at the Marshland Centre.  Organized byArtisans Centre Peterborough, this is an opportunity for you as a member to sell your work in the lucrative spring gift market. It is an especially good opportunity for those members who usually do not participate in shows to sell a few items at little cost. We have purposely kept the costs low to provide this as a service to you. A 25% commission from the proceeds of the sales will go towards supporting Artisans Centre Peterborough and show costs. The commission includes the costs of debit and credit card sales.

    The Marshland Centre’s space is a lovely venue, with three walls of windows across from the Lakefield beach. Every vendor must volunteer for at least one job for the show. All items for sale will be juried to make sure they meet the quality expected for the show.

    We hope all of you will be diligent in spreading the word about ARTISANity and encouraging everyone you know to come. Please encourage your fellow guild members to participate.  Postcards can be picked for all artisans to distribute at the Artisans Centre by early February.

    How to participate:

    1.    Register on this website. Send an email to Heather at artisanscentre.secretary@gmail.com with your volunteering choices.

    2.    Fill in the registration form and pay on line or write a cheque for $25 payable to Artisans Centre Peterborough. See the registration form for e-transfer option.

    3.    Mail or drop your money off at the Artisans Centre Peterborough, 360 George St. N. Unit 3, Peterborough, K9J 7E7 by April 9th to be included in the show.

    No registrations will be accepted after April 9th.

    4.    Your items must be dropped off at the Marshland Centre between 12 - 1 pm Friday, April 24th and picked up shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 when all the shoppers are finished. A fee of $50 will be added if you or a friend on your behalf are unable to do this.




    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register
    • In this beginning weaving mini-course, you will learn how to read a pattern, prepare a warp (yarn that goes on the loom) and dress the loom.
    • You will create a woven sampler and leave with a basic understanding of the weaving process and terminology.
    • This course differs from the Beginning Weaving offered in the fall because there is no second warp.

    Date - Sat. May 23 and Sun. May 24, 2020

    10 am - 4 pm

    Registration closes May 20  Maximum 6 students

    Cost - $200   ACP Members $180

    Materials fee paid to instructor - $5

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