Program Listing – 2022/2023

June 6, 2023

Annual General Meeting – 7:00
We will be having a potluck dinner at ELCC
Please email our President, Judy Farrell, and let her know
1/  if you plan to attend in-person or on Zoom, and 
2/ which meal course you plan to bring.(entrée, salad, dessert?)

The Potluck dinner will start at 5:30


Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of Members of London District Weavers and Spinners Guild Inc. will be held on Tuesday June 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the East Lions Community Centre (ELCC) and via Zoom Videoconference for the purpose of:

– Receiving the financial statements of the year ended 2023
– Electing members of the Executive Committee
– Appointing auditor
– Transacting such other business as may properly be brought before the Annual General Meeting.

By Order of the Executive Committee

Previous Meeting info

October 4, 2022

Youtube video of meeting –

I am very excited to say that our speaker this month will be Beth Showalter.

Beth completed the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners (OHS) Spinning Certificate Program in 2014 with Distinction, and will be speaking about spinning Alpaca fiber.

This is a hands on presentation, and members are encouraged to bring their hand cards and spinning wheels to the meeting.

Beth will have small fiber kits available for members to purchase at a cost of $5, which will allow members to quite literally get a feel for Alpaca.

If you would like to know more, you can find Beth at

We will also be hosting a swap, for anyone who wishes to participate. Members may bring in one or two items (yarn or fiber, of any type, with a retail value of $20-$40) to the meeting. For each item you bring, you will get your name in the random draw. After Beth speaks, we will draw the names, and when your name is chosen, you may go and choose a new item to take home.

If anyone has questions, feel free to email Kathy Broughton, at

November 1, 2022

youtube video of meeting –

Members are encouraged to invite a fibre friend along to the meeting, at no charge. Fibre Artists often “cross borders” between the different mediums, so invite your felting, knitting, crocheting, rughooking, quilting and other fibery friends to join us, and learn more about weaving and spinning!

Nancy Latchford will be speaking on colour, and how it relates to the fibre arts.

December 6, 2022

December meeting recording

In December, we will have our traditional craft making, and there are some other ideas brewing behind the scenes, stay tuned to the guild website and Monday mailings for more details!

January 4, 2023 – Bonus Meeting

Dyeing to Please You: Dyed Warp Techniques

Length: 2 hours with time for Q&A

To see the recording of the January Bonus meeting, please sign in and click here The link will also be in the Monday Muse

Through lecture and demos, learn techniques for dyeing cellulose-based fiber warps and skeins. This is not a “recipe” class. Using seven hues of Fiber Reactive MX dyes, students will begin to develop insight into the essence of color that allows them to blend, shade and produce a full spectrum of color.

Students will learn my nontraditional methods for dye application which produces one of a kind, technically sound, color-fast hand-dyed yarn in warps and skeins. We will discuss how to dye for dramatic results as well as for subtle color and value gradation in planning your specific project. You will learn simple and effective techniques for handling yarn in the scouring, dyeing, and rinsing phases without tangling. And, beyond that, to begin to learn to dye with personal fearlessness and intention.

In December, we will have our traditional craft making, and there are some other ideas brewing behind the scenes, stay tuned to the guild website and Monday mailings for more details!

February 7, 2023

We have confirmed Kathrin Weber, from Blazing Shuttles, as our February speaker.  She will be presenting “Effective Use of Materials and Color”, with the following description:

“Do you have yarn in various colors, textures, weights, yarn types that you are not sure what to do with? Perhaps you have a lovely yarn that may not be strong enough for that warp you want to wind. Or your yarn is too fine or too big or the colors are too bright and they don’t go together. Or, to be honest, the yarn you have been hoarding is just too dang expensive to use! How do you make a little go a long way?
This lecture with images will help you think of creative ways to plan and execute woven projects of mixed yarn types and colors that you might have thought would never go together technically or visually. Spend a little time with me thinking, “What if…?” And then dig through your yarn closet for hidden treasures waiting to be woven.”

What a great way to get your creative juices flowing, and burst out of the winter blues!

March 7, 2023

Diny Warren will be our March presenter.
Growing Persicaria tinctoria or Japanese Indigo in Southwestern Ontario
Diny will give a talk about her experience in growing and dyeing with fresh Japanese Indigo in 2021 and 2022.
This will be a Powerpoint presentation and sample pieces of the results will be available.

April 4, 2023

Leslie Samson will be presenting at the April meeting. She will be discussing Angora fibre

May 2, 2023

Janet Dawson will be the speaker at our May meeting. She will be talking about name drafting on 4 shaft looms