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Learn to Weave: Beginning Weaving Class (Fall 2022)

As of June 22nd only 1 spot left.
If the class fills a waiting list will be created, and notifications will be sent to inform of the next class dates

  • Learn how to warp a loom
  • Discover basic weaving techniques & weave structures
  • Select appropriate yarns
  • Plan a project
  • Keep records of your projects
  • Follow instruction for projects
  • Learn weaving terminology and equipment

Maximum of 5 students – Place is held once registration and fee is received.

Dates: October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: East Lions Community Centre – 1731 Churchill Ave, London, ON
Cost: $320 for LDWS members, $350 for non-members (includes the use of all necessary equipment and materials.)

Preregistration is required.

    ***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.  

    Covid-19 protocols for in person courses:

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

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    Class is Full- Wait list available – Beginner’s Spinning Class – Fall 2022

    Fall Beginner’s Spinning Class

    This class is currently full. A waiting list will be created for a potential second class, (likely in 2023) or to replace a cancellation.
    If interested in a future class, please register and you’ll be notified when the next class is scheduled. Please wait until notified to pay.

    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

    Cost: The course fee will be $135 for LDWS Members and $150 for non-members – payable on registration . A material fee of $25 will be required to be paid on the first day of class.

    The class will have a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 7. Spinning wheels are available for use during the class. If you have your own please indicate in the form below

    Dates: September 17, September 24 and October 1

    Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Covid-19 protocols for in person courses:

      • Proof of double 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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      Spring Beginner’s Weaving Course

      ***COURSE CANCELLED – LACK OF REGISTRATION

      We are excited to be able to offer our beginner’s weaving course once again!

      Join the class and learn the basics of weaving from warping the loom to getting those edges just right. Participant’s will be guided by seasoned weaver Kathy Morgan and all required material’s will be provided.

      This course will be in person and available to only 5 participants.

      Location: East Lions Community Centre (Wavell Street, London, Ontario)

      Dates: April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 28

      Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (Classroom will be open to participant’s at 9:30am)

      Price: For member $320; For non-member $350 (Price includes use of equipment and all required materials)

      Please note: Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, and is based on the date payment is received.

      ***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.  

      The LDWS Guild will still be adhering to specific Covid-19 health mearsures, please review the protocols in place for in person courses below:

      • Proof of double vaccination
      • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
      • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre
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      Beginner’s Weaving Course – Full

      ***UPDATE COURSE FULL

      We are excited to be able to offer the second beginner’s weaving course for the 2021-2022 year!

      Join the class and learn the basics of weaving from warping the loom to getting those edges just right. Participant’s will be guided by seasoned weaver Kathy Morgan and all required material’s will be provided.

      This course will in person and available to limited numbers of participants.

      Location: East Lions Community Centre (Wavell Street, London, Ontario)

      Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 22, and April 2, 2022 (Alternative date in case of a cancellation of one listed: April 9, 2022)

      Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (Classroom will be open to participant’s at 9:30am)

      Price: For member $320; For non-member $350 (Price includes use of equipment and all required materials)

      Covid-19 protocools for in person courses:

      • Proof of double vaccination
      • Completed pre-screening questionnaire prior to each class
      • Mandatory masks for the duration of each class
      • Compliance with any other Covid-19 protocols set by the East Lions Community Centre

      Please note: Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, and is based on the date payment is received.

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      Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2021

      Our annual FIBRE ARTS FESTIVAL AND SALE will *hopefully* happen again this year after a one year absence!

      Date: November 19-20, 2021

      Contributing Guilds: London District Weavers and Spinners, Simply Hooked, Strathroy Pioneer Treadlers

      Members from the three above named Guilds involved have used time during the Covid lockdown to be creative and have made many beautiful articles for you to admire and get some Christmas shopping done.

      There will be limited demonstrations of weaving, spinning, rug hooking and lacemaking. All socially distanced and, for this year, it will not be possible to have a hands-on experience.

      Covid protocols will be in place: Proof of vaccination and wearing masks at the entrance of the Covent Market.

      Don’t hesitate to contact a committee member if you have any questions.