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General Meeting 2020.02.04

General Meeting – February 04 2020

Jan Taylor, current president of the Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, showed her work to appreciative members of LDWS last night at the February General Meeting. In advance, Jan described the subject of her talk:

As a long time lover of textiles and more recently a bookbinder and box maker. I look for ways to combine the materials I like best in an interesting way. What motivates me? Two questions: Why? and What if…?”

Her curiosity has led her through a wide range of creative adevntures. From her early, post-high school cross stitching (with a twist!) through felting experiments to her most recent fascination with hand-built books and boxes, she has explored colour, shape, function, and materials. Currently, she is exploring the use of gold in books, boxes, and other creations. We look forward to inviting her back to enjoy her golden phase!

Contact Jan Taylor using the form below:

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Learn to Weave Spring 2020

The LDWS Executive wanted to let all of our members know that Boyle Community is Closed due to the Covid -19 situation. So all activities, meetings, and classes will be suspended till further notice. We will be monitoring the timelines and will do our best to keep everyone informed about when we are able to reconvene. If you have registered for a class  there will be some communication coming to discuss future dates. The Executive will be conferencing by phone/email this week to see the scope of the proposed closure. Perhaps this is the time to complete that project you have been setting aside, or get some fresh inspiration from your stash!

Stay Healthy,

Susan Roth
LDWS President, on behalf of the Executive

London District Weavers and Spinners Guild
Learn to Weave: Beginning Weaving Class
(Spring 2020)

-Learn how to warp a loom
-Discover basic weaving techniques & structure (plain weave & twill)
-Select appropriate yarns
-Plan a project
-Keep records of your projects
-Follow instructions for projects
-Learn weaving terminology and equipment

Saturdays,

March 28, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 9, 2020

Time:  10 am to 3 pm

Boyle Memorial Community Centre

530 Charlotte Street, London, Ontario

Cost:

$ 320.00  (Guild members); $ 350.00  (non-members).  

Includes all materials and use of Guild equipment.

Preregistration is required.

For more information, contact Kathy Morgan:

To register for this workshop please fill in the form below:

Registration is closed due to Covid-19 emergency


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Learn to( Weave) Twine A Rug

The LDWS Executive wanted to let all of our members know that Boyle Community is Closed due to the Covid -19 situation. So all activities, meetings, and classes will be suspended till further notice. We will be monitoring the timelines and will do our best to keep everyone informed about when we are able to reconvene. If you have registered for a class  there will be some communication coming to discuss future dates. The Executive will be conferencing by phone/email this week to see the scope of the proposed closure. Perhaps this is the time to complete that project you have been setting aside, or get some fresh inspiration from your stash!

Stay Healthy,

Susan Roth
LDWS President, on behalf of the Executive

Learn to( Weave) Twine A Rug

Come out and join like-minded fibre enthusiasts to learn a new method (or hone an already known skill) to create rugs. LDWS’s own Dan Lajoie is leading a workshop on Rug Twining – Part One is on Friday March 20th from 6 pm to 9 pm Part Two will follow the next day on Saturday March 21st from 9 am to 4 pm. 
During this workshop, participants will learn how to plan a project like this including planning for your rugs’ size and design; warping a rug frame loom; preparing your weft materials and how to weave your rug using two basic techniques (standard and counter twining).
Dan has built specialized looms for this event which will be available for $15.00 (rental fee payable directly to Dan) to be used by registrants for the duration of the workshop. The looms will be available to purchase at the end of the event by anyone interested for $50.00 (minus the $15.00 rental fee already paid).
Dates:Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm AND Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,  (includes a one-hour lunch)
Workshop Costs:Workshop – $80.00 (Members); $85.00 (Non-Members) includes class notes
Additional Costs:Loom Rental – $15.00 payable directly to Dan Lajoie at start of workshop.Participants will also be required to provide your own weaving material (weft) and prepare your weft material in advance of the workshop. Additional instructions about these required advanced preparations will be sent to participants once your completed registration form and full payment of the workshop registration fee have been received.

Sold out, registration closed.

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Learn to Dye with Acid Dyes

The LDWS Executive wanted to let all of our members know that Boyle Community is Closed due to the Covid -19 situation. So all activities, meetings, and classes will be suspended till further notice. We will be monitoring the timelines and will do our best to keep everyone informed about when we are able to reconvene. If you have registered for a class  there will be some communication coming to discuss future dates. The Executive will be conferencing by phone/email this week to see the scope of the proposed closure. Perhaps this is the time to complete that project you have been setting aside, or get some fresh inspiration from your stash!

Stay Healthy,

Susan Roth
LDWS President, on behalf of the Executive

Learn to Dye with Acid Dyes

Title of Workshop: Learn to Dye with Acid DyesInstructor: Kerri Mercer
Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members, payable to LDWS
Materials fee payable to instructor: $40 for dyes, gloves, masks and yarn.  Please indicate desired yarn weight with registration. Each student may choose 3 skeins of fingering or DK.
Date: May 16th
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: Boyle Community Centre
Description/Details: Explore the possibilities of acid dyes to make distinct, one of a kind yarns with the guidance of an expert.  Kerri Mercer of Mad Science Dye and Fibre will explain simple colour theory, the use of acid dyes and demonstrate a variety of effects such as speckling, tonal variations and overdyeing. Join her for this hands-on workshop where she will guide you through the process, and aid in the creation of your hand-dyed yarns.  Acid dyes allow a variety of different techniques and are quick to use, allowing participants to experiment with different processes and dye 3 skeins of yarn (fingering or DK) in an afternoon workshop.  

Kerri’s work can be seen on facebook: @madsciencedyeandfiber 

or her etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/madsciencedyeanfiber


Requirements: Please wear old clothing, all needed materials provided