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Coiled Shawl Pin

Coiled Shawl Pin Workshop

When: Saturday February 29, 2020
Time: 9 am until 4 pm (one hour for lunch from 12 to 1 pm.)
At: Boyle Community Centre 530 Charlotte Ave., London Ontario
Workshop Leader: Nancy Latchford, Fibre Artist, London Ontario
Cost: $ 30.00 (LDWS members) and $35.00 (non-members) payable in advance via eTransfer to or by cheque made payable to London District Weavers and Spinners and mailed to Donna Martin, 14 AMANDA Ave., Mt. Elgin Ontario N0J 1N0

Come out and enjoy this one day workshop led by Nancy Latchford, a London Fibre Artist and LDWS Guild member. Your shawl pin will be made from little bits of left over dyed yarns, hemp, linen and novelty threads. The cores vary from brass rings, paper, hemp, jute and wire. The pin or fastener is a small bamboo knitting needle. Other similar items could be used such as cut off chop sticks, hat pins, etc.

The pins and fastener could be embellished with beads, found objects, charms, and or paper. There are limitless possibilities on shape, size and decoration.

A basket making technique known as “Coiling” will be used to make this shawl pin. It is an ancient and simple technique to learn. The workshop leader will provide all materials. Participants are asked to bring an assortment of large eye needles and a pair of scissors for thread cutting. If participants wish to bring along some of their own threads, they should be cottons, linens, silk, and or wool. You will want a thread you can pull on and it will not break. Small amounts are fine as this project uses a lot of thread. In the kit (provided by the workshop leader) will be a metal ring, wire, linen core, dyed threads, needle, and the pin or fastener. The kit will be available on the day of the workshop and cost for the kit will be payable directly to the workshop leader ($6).

The class will be held at the Boyle Community Centre at 530 Charlotte Ave, London Ontario on Saturday February 29, 2020. Free parking is available on the street and at the Boyle Community Centre.

Coffee and tea will be available. Please bring a mug and your lunch with you.

Please complete the on line registration form and send payment as indicated above. Space is limited so don’t delay. Registration is now open and will close on February 14, 2020.


Southwest Regional Conference

The London District Weavers and Spinners Guild has cancelled the Southwest Conference scheduled for April 25, 2020.
All registrants will be issued a full refund in the amount of $60.  
If you have any questions regarding your refund, please forward your question to The London District Weavers and Spinners Guild.

Southwest Regional Conference

Southwest Regional Conference – London District Weavers And Spinners Guild

Happy Endings New Beginnings

April 25th 2020


8:30 am – 8:50 am
Opening remarks
8:50 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch – Socializing!
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Boyle Memorial Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Ave., London

Registration opens January 13, 2020 – Closes April 17th, 2020
Early bird registration fee is $60.00 if you register by April 3rd, 2020.
Registration fee April 4th to 17th is $65.00
Please scroll down for registration form.


Begin with Bling
Instructor: Janice Watterworth
Janice’s passion is sharing the “spinning bug” with others. She is a graduate of the OHS Spinning Certificate Program and a member of the London District
Weavers and Spinners Guild.
In this workshop you will learn several spinning techniques to create unique beaded designer yarns to showcase weaving, crocheting and knitting projects.
Bring a working spinning wheel, 3 or more bobbins, a lazy kate and a niddy noddy.
Material fee of $15 payable to the instructor, includes all supplies.

Boro Stitching on Wool or Cotton
Instructor: Meg Cheesman
Meg is a life long fibre addict who grew up stitching, knitting and crocheting. She has recently jumped headfirst into spinning and dabbles in
weaving when time permits.
Boro stitching is a Japanese method to repair fabric with a simple but visible stitch pattern. Typically used on cotton patches, boro stitching may
also be applied to felted wool. In this workshop, we will learn the boro principles and how to apply them to repairing or re-purposing our fabric items.

Happy Edges: Beading with Hems and Fringes
Instructor: Pat Zannier
Pat has been an avid weaver and fibre enthusiast in London, Ontario for over 35 years. She enjoys working with colour and weave structure, and exploring
woven textural effects.
This workshop is geared for happy endings for handwovens: a demonstration and hands on opportunity to work with various hems and fringes, with a focus
on techniques that include beading. A scarf weight sample will be provided and there will be time and supplies to practice some beading techniques on the
Material fee of $5 payable to the instructor, includes all supplies but please bring small scissors

Happy Endings: Framing your fibre art creations
Instructor: Johanna Masko
Johanna is a Toronto quilt artist and instructor. She spent a number of years as a custom framer, specializing in preparing embroidery
and other fibre-based works for framing.
You’ve just finished that fantastic fibre piece. Now what? Join quilt artist and embroiderer Johnanna Masko for a discussion of various methods
for framing and displaying your textile-based artwork. She will have a variety of samples on hand showing a range of framing treatments, and tips for
making your work look its best.

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