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
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 follow the link below for more details and registration:
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.