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

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

  • Register online
  • Pay Online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to info@artisanscentre.ca
  • Register online but choose invoice and pay with cash or cheque in the studio
  • Register at the studio in Peterborough Square

Thank You

COVID-19 Protocol's in place

Masks and vaccinations required 


Upcoming Workshops

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 30 Jan 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 0

    In this introductory 2 day weekend class, using 15" table looms provided, you will complete all the steps needed to plan and complete your first handwoven project 

    You will wind a warp for a sampler and learn how to calculate yarn requirements

    Wind the warp on to the loom (called dressing the loom)

    Thread a pattern and then weave a sampler


    Cost is $240.00 payable to ACP. Materials fee for yarns is $10, payable to the instructor at the first class

    Class size limited to 6 participants. All COVID precautions in effect

    • 2 Feb 2022
    • 23 Feb 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Registration is closed
    This is a beginners course where you will learn how to spin sheep's wool into yarn.  You will be introduced to spinning on a drop spindle and on spinning wheel, and will have lots of time to practice your new skill in class.

    This class will consist of a total instructed time of 12 hours.

    Maximum class size: 6
    Cost:  $150                             ACP members:  $130 
     Materials fee is $20 payable to the instructor at first class
    Instructor: Darlene Fallis
    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register

     Explore the nuances of preparing fleece to be turned into yarn, and be introduced to a variety of tools and methods. Learn about fibre prep, colour combinations, and blending. Use of a hackle, drum and hand carder, combs, and blending board will be covered. Materials and equipment will be provided.

    All skill levels welcome! 

    Price: $100, (Members Price $85)

    Instructor: Deborah Loughren

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Feb 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 4

    In this introductory 2 day weekend class, using 15" table looms provided, you will complete all the steps needed to plan and complete your first handwoven project 

    You will wind a warp for a sampler and learn how to calculate yarn requirements

    Wind the warp on to the loom (called dressing the loom)

    Thread a pattern and then weave a sampler


    Cost is $240.00 payable to ACP. Materials fee for yarns is $10, payable to the instructor at the first class

    Class size limited to 6 participants. All COVID precautions in effect

    • 26 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register
    • Learn an easy weaving technique

    Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom

    Bring your own scrap yarns (maybe handspun) or use ours

    Tapestry looms provided and kits available to make your own

    Register with a friend for a fun day out

    Maximum in class – 6 students

    Cost - $40.00 ACP Members - $36.00

    Instructor – Lois Watson

    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre, Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

    Ability level: Teen and older


    Looking for an interesting new skill? Come and learn about Kumihimo.  Kimumihimo means "gathering threads"; it is an ancient form of Japanese braiding using a variety of stringing material to make cords.  You will prepare 8 strings for the Kumihimo disc, and learn how to make a round cord that can be used for necklaces, bracelets, edging for clothing, straps for purses and numerous other uses.

    During the class you will complete a braclet ( choose to make a double or single braclet) and learn how to add a clasp.  You will then cut cords and set up your loom to make a length of kimihimo braid suitable for a necklace which you will complete at home.

    Teacher Supplies: 6" Kumihimo disc, colourful rattail cord, end clasp, glue, instructions. 

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Come out for loads of fun and create your own Inspirational


                 Key Ring                    or            Mini Prayer Flag                                              

      

        Maximum class size 6                                                

    • PUBLIC (non-members) $45 
    • ACP members $35
    •  $5 material fee to Instructor
    • Class will be held at the Artisans Centre, Unit 3, Peterborough Square

    Register at artisanscentre.ca

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 20 Mar 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    In this introductory 2 day weekend class, using 15" table looms provided, you will complete all the steps needed to plan and complete your first handwoven project 

    You will wind a warp for a sampler and learn how to calculate yarn requirements

    Wind the warp on to the loom (called dressing the loom)

    Thread a pattern and then weave a sampler


    Cost is $240.00 payable to ACP. Materials fee for yarns is $10, payable to the instructor at the first class

    Class size limited to 6 participants. All COVID precautions in effect

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register
    • Using a small table loom you will learn the technique of rug weaving and create a project using reclaimed fabric
    • No experience required! Sit down to a loom all ready to go
    • By the end of the class, you will have a complete placemat or a small rug to take home
    • All materials supplied
    • Cost - $60    With Membership - $54
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 2 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    • Learn an easy weaving technique

    Make a small textured hanging on a frame loom

    Bring your own 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

    Maximum in class – 6 students

    Cost - $40.00 ACP Members - $36.00

    • Materials fee is $10.00 payable to the instructor on the day of

    Instructor – Penny Boyd


    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    • Using a traditional Scandinavian technique you will create a small rag rug using reclaimed fabric
    • No loom required!
    • No experience needed and materials will be supplied
    •  Register with a friend for a fun day out
    •  Maximum in class – 6 students
    • Cost - $60.00 ACP Members - $54.00
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 30 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    The ceinture fléchée  an "arrow sash" or commonly known as a "Voyager sash"  is a traditional piece of French-Canadian clothing linked to the early 17th century 

    Participants will learn the basics of finger weaving and make a small wrist bracelet or hat band in a simple Chevron pattern in the Spirit of a Ceinture fléchée.

    • Register with a friend for a fun day out!
    • Rescheduled to Sat. January 15 2022- 10am to 3pm
    • Maximum in class – 6 students
    • Cost -  Public  $65.00    
                 -  ACP Members  $56.00
    • Instructor – Merrilyn Lindsay
    • Class will be held at the Artisans Centre, Unit 3, Peterborough Square
    Register at artisanscentre.ca

Past Workshops

1 Dec 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
24 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
17 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
10 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
6 Nov 2021 Felted Critters - Festive Friend
9 Oct 2021 Beginning Spinning
17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
6 Feb 2021 Introduction to Weaving
14 Jan 2021 ACP Board Meeting
28 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
21 Nov 2020 Zigzag Weaving
21 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
14 Nov 2020 Introduction to Weaving
14 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
7 Nov 2020 Wire and Granite Tree
7 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
3 Nov 2020 Felted Critters
31 Oct 2020 Wet-Felted Vessel Class
22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
13 Oct 2020 Felted Critters
10 Oct 2020 Beginning Spinning
24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
18 Mar 2020 Kids March Break Weaving
1 Mar 2020 Loom Dressing Tutorial - Change of Date
13 Feb 2020 Triangular Shawl
8 Feb 2020 Silk Paper Making Cards as Art
1 Feb 2020 Zigzag Weaving
8 Dec 2019 Refresher Course, Weaving
8 Dec 2019 Natural Dyeing for Spinners and Weavers
24 Nov 2019 Triangular Shawl
2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
2 Nov 2019 Introduction to Weaving
28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
22 Oct 2019 Beginners Tatting
19 Oct 2019 Zigzag Weaving
17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
10 Oct 2019 Eco-printing on Paper with Natural Dyes
6 Oct 2019 Beginners Spinning
25 Sep 2019 Needle-felted Bauble Necklace
21 Aug 2019 Felting for Teens in AUGUST 21
15 Aug 2019 Call for Entry "ARTISANity"
17 Jul 2019 Felting for Teens in July
20 Jun 2019 ACP Board Meeting
8 Jun 2019 Rag Weaving for an Adult Beginner
11 May 2019 “NEXT STEPS IN WEAVING” Topic: Block Weaves
11 May 2019 Spring ARTISANity Show & Sale
28 Apr 2019 2019 Dye Classes Indigo Parent & Child
27 Apr 2019 Indigo Scrunch and Roll
25 Apr 2019 Dye with Indigo
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