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 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 4
    Register
    • Learn an easy weaving technique.
    • Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom.
    • Bring your own special scrap yarns (maybe handspun) or use ours.
    • Looms provided and kits available to make your own.
    • Register with a friend for a fun day out.

      Date - Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 to 4 pm.
      Maximum in class - 6 students

      Cost - $50.00    ACP Members - $45.00, no materials fee

      Instructor - Lois Watson

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register
    • The magnificence of silk made into paper is an old Chinese invention.
    • This class will teach you how to make luxurious silk paper for cards. Great for all occasions, this could be the card for that one special person in your life.
    • We will have fun creating with an array of bright colours and added materials for embellishments.

    Date - Sat., Feb. 8, 2020   9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    Registration closes Wed., Feb. 5

    Cost - $45   ACP Members - $40

    Materials fee - $15, paid to instructor at class

    Please bring your own apron.

    Maximum in class - 8 students

    Instructor - Faye Jacobs

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register


    ACP Board Meeting  

    Tuesday February 11, 2020.

    1 - 4 p.m

     All Welcome

    Please note the day change

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    • NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
    • Treat yourself or a special friend for Valentine's Day.
    • Use up leftover handspun or commercial yarns or use those provided.
    • Learn to make and use a cardboard triangular frame and complete a shawl to take home in this one day workshop.
    • Date - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 10 am to 4 pm. (registration closes Mon., Feb. 10)
    • Cost - $90   ACP Members - $81
    • Materials fee $10 if you don't provide your own
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

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    For beginner weavers who want a review of preparing the loom for weaving.


    • 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
    • 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





    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    • 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
    • 6
    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





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