Blog, Workshops

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

If you have wanted to learn to weave but are not ready to tackle a 4 harness loom, or
if you wish you could weave for yourself, your friends and family, or to sell at FAFS, or
if you have limited space for a loom, or
if you are a spinner with beautiful yarn you want to turn into useful treasures, or
if you’re just curious, come and join us. 

In 2 – 3 hour classes you will set up the loom and weave a scarf, then set up the loom again to refine your skills and learn some useful tricks and techniques. 

Instructions will be given to participants before the course about yarn requirements.

Location: 1731 Churchill Ave, East Lion’s Community Centre

Instructor: Linda Elkins

Cost: The course fee will be $85 for LDWS Members and $110 for non-members – payable on registration.

The class will have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 6.
A limited number of looms are available to rent for $10. Loom rentals are for a month from the date of the first class.If you have your own please indicate in the form below

Dates: February 18, March 4

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    • COVID Protocol for classes
    • Proof of full vaccination
    • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
    • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre

    ***Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration up to 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  A participant who finds a replacement for his/her spot within 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 1 month of workshops (with no replacement found) and “no-shows” will not be refunded.  If the Guild cancels a workshop for any reason, all registration fees will be refunded.  

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    Felt a Scribble Scarf


    Registration: OPEN

    Date: Saturday April 29 10:00 – 3:00
    Location: East Lion’s Community Centre – 1731 Churchill Ave
    Instructor: Leslie Samson
    Participant fee: Members $125, Non-members $165 (includes materials)

    SCRIBBLE LACE SCARF
    with Leslie Samson
    In this class we will make beautiful lacy felted scarves. The halo of the angora will fill in lacy spaces to create a cozy and sensational accent for winter dressing or a light cover in warmer weather.
    There are tricks for the best results. Using a premium product – 50/50 angora / merino pencil roving and silk fabric, participants will learn the easy way to lay out and felt a laminated accessory with an expensive look.

    Free-styling applications of nuno, 3-Dimensional techniques, finishing and embellishment techniques will be covered.

    Students will bring: A tea towel and a bath towel (bath sheet would be too large).

      • COVID Protocol for classes
      • Proof of full vaccination
      • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
      • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre

      ***Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration up to 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  A participant who finds a replacement for his/her spot within 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 1 month of workshops (with no replacement found) and “no-shows” will not be refunded.  If the Guild cancels a workshop for any reason, all registration fees will be refunded.  

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      Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop

      REGISTRATION LIMITED to LDWS MEMBERS until MARCH 1

      Dates: Sat., May 6 and 13 10:00 – 3:00
      Location: East Lions Community Centre
      Instructor: Diny Warren
      Registration Fee: Currently Members only- $115
      Material Fee: To be paid to instructor at first class – cost to be determined

      This is a 2 day workshop.
      Day 1 – Shibori
      Day 2 – Indigo dyeing

        • COVID Protocol for classes
        • Proof of full vaccination
        • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
        • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre

        ***Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration up to 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  A participant who finds a replacement for his/her spot within 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 1 month of workshops (with no replacement found) and “no-shows” will not be refunded.  If the Guild cancels a workshop for any reason, all registration fees will be refunded.  

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        Class is Full – Wait list available – Beginner’s Spinning Class – Winter 2023

        This Spinning Wheel course is for the person who would like to learn how to spin on a Spinning wheel, while having fun making your own yarn from wool fibres. 

        We will cover:

        • The working of the spinning wheel
        • How to prepare fibres for spinning
        • Spinning the yarn
        • Finishing yarn

        Location: This course will be in person, and take place at the East Lion’s Community Centre in the North Art Room

        Instructor: Diny Warren

        Cost: The course fee will be $175 for LDWS Members and $210 for non-members – payable on registration . A material fee of $30 will be required to be paid on the first day of class.

        The class will have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5. Spinning wheels are available for use during the class. If you have your own please indicate in the form below

        Dates: February 18, March 4, April 1

        Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

          Will you be bringing your own spinning wheel?

          • COVID Protocol for classes
          • Proof of full vaccination
          • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
          • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre

          ***Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration up to 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  A participant who finds a replacement for his/her spot within 1 month prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 1 month of workshops (with no replacement found) and “no-shows” will not be refunded.  If the Guild cancels a workshop for any reason, all registration fees will be refunded.  

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          December 2022 Meeting

          Youtube recording of meeting – click here

          Here is the information about the craft for the December meeting

          Please remember to bring your own mug – BYOM???
          Every December, we have offer a traditional craft – a napkin ring, this year.  


          The guild supplies materials for those participating in person, but members are welcome to bring their own supplies as well.

          If you are attending via Zoom, remember that the password is still 2022ldws …until Wednesday, the next day!
          You’ll want to gather up these craft supplies:

           
          For each ring:

          -One toilet paper core (or two strips of cardstock/heavy paper that are at least 1.5” x 8” in size)
          -Tape
          -Fabric for the inside of the ring, bias cut is best, but use what you have.   One strip that measures 4” x 9”
          -Sewing needle
          -Sewing thread (any colour)
          -Paper, lined and plain
          -Pencil
          -Scissors
          -Wool/acrylic yarn, any colour, 10-20 yards, worsted weight or lighter. (note, this yarn will not show in the finished ring, but if it coordinates with the colours of floss you choose, it will hide minor imperfections in stitching.  Also, the thinner the yarn, the more you need!
          -Needle with an eye large enough to hold embroidery floss, and a sharp point. Chenille needles are ideal.
          -Embroidery floss, 6 strand. One skein is enough for a ring, but you may want to use multiple colours.