Heritage Week Activity: Niagara Hand Weavers and Spinners
Celebrate Heritage week at RiverBrink and join us for a Live Demonstration, presented by the Niagara Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild! Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave? Using a floor loom, members of the guild will demonstrate the arts of spinning fibre into yarn and weaving yarn into cloth.
This is a FREE event! Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Niagara Hand Weavers Guild
For more than 75 years, the Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Guild has been supporting fibre artists and craftspeople in Niagara. The Guild maintains a weaving studio space at Trillium United Church in St. Catharines and offers lessons in spinning and weaving. A variety of weaving classes are currently underway at the studio: A Taste of Weaving is a chance for new weavers to experience the basics of weaving while creating a small project. Level 1 students will learn to weave independently on a table loom, while Level 2 students will master weaving on a floor loom.
In other activities, a weekly Open Studio session provides mentoring and fellowship opportunities. At monthly gatherings, members enjoy speakers, demonstrations, or a mini workshop, as well as Show and Tell. Members volunteer their time for demonstrations at Museum events throughout Niagara as well as hands-on activities for school children. Monthly Spin Days and annual Dye Days are social events as well as learning opportunities.
For more information about the Niagara Handweavers and Spinners, please visit our website at www.NHWS.ca or email us at NHWSStudio@gmail.com