Recent Guild Activities

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Tea Towel Project update

A personal thank you to those who were able to came out for our celebration. We had a wonderful time moving the loom out into the centre of the East Lions Community Centre and unrolling 17 unique and beautiful Towels. 

We ate cake, drank coffee and talked to live people! We distributed all of the towels to the people that were there for hemming.  

With Diny’s guidance and our collective thoughts and efforts we have reattached the warp and its ready for weavers to finish up.  

Who wants to weave another towel?

As you may know Lynne Salisbury will be moving to British Columbia.  She wove several towels and has taken two towels for hemming. We will miss her!  

A reminder that summer camps are being held at the centre and it is recommended you wear a mask when coming to the centre.  

Be well,

Donna
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May 2022 Guild Meeting

Date: May 3, 2022

Guest Speaker: Jane Steeves

Jane spoke about different Sheep Breeds of Ontario and how she has studied them to see how the wool would spin, and whether it is good for weaving or knitting

Note: This Guild’s meeting was broadcast from the newly constructed East Lions Community Centre. The meeting was hosted from the centre and conducted in a hybrid format with members both on zoom and in person.

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Western Fair Creative Arts Competition

You may have heard about Western Fair’s Creative Arts Competitions!  They are a great way for people to showcase their artistic talents in a number of ways.  There are categories for almost everything: needle felting, weaving, crochet, woodworking, pottery, art, quilting, horticulture, the list goes on and on!  Over $13,000 in prize money to be WON!   

London District Weavers and Spinners has so many creative and talented individuals from our community. Below is a link to the Prize Book – all fair competition categories are listed inside.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Contact Info:
KRISTEN WITMER ​COMMUNITY 
ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Email: kwitmer@westernfairdistrict.com
Office: 519-438-7203,240
Western ​Fair ​District
​​316 Rectory St.
​London, ON
​N5W 3V9

Happy Crafting!

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Learn to Weave: Beginning Weaving Class (Jan 2023)

Registration is open – 2 spots open as of December 2nd

  • 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: Jan 14, 21, 28 Feb 4 & 11
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: East Lions Community Centre – 1731 Churchill Ave, London, ON
Cost: $350 members, $380 non-members

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:

    • 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

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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.