In our Studio

Members and visitors




Open Studio Times

"Open Studio"   describes times when we ensure we have some members available to answer questions.

You will see Guild members working on a variety of personal projects and sharing knowledge, information and encouragement.  We welcome visitors during these times.  We are happy to share our enthusiasm for fibre creations and provide information about our Guild, workshops and membership benefits.

Confirm times by checking our calendar.

Generally, we have Open Studio on Thursdays (between 10am and 2 pm).  For the winter months, we are offering Open Studio on some Sunday afternoons (when there is no workshop scheduled) - see our calendar to confirm

When there are workshops or study groups taking place, we ask that you plan your visit for another time.

What is happening in our studio?

Highlights from our recent workshop " Flax Seed to Linen"

Making paper from the the tow fibres.

  Getting set up outside the Tett to process the flax for spinning.

Hackling the flax fibres.


What is happening beyond our studio?

We are preparing to host the Sheep to Shawl Competition in Grass Creek Park (Saturday August 10, 2024)

Teams of 5 spinners and 1 weaver, transform a raw fleece to a finished shawl within 4.5 hours.  Team members prepare, spin and weave the fibre according to specific criteria.  The shawl are judged and then auctioned.

This is part of the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials held throughout the weekend.  This is a great family friendly event including a variety of events.

Photos from August 223 Sheep to Shawl Competition


Our Threads of History Online Exhibition is now available






KHWS is pleased to announce the launch of its virtual Threads of History display.

Generously supported by a grant from the City of Kingston Heritage Fund, the Threads of History project brings together oral
histories, objects, and images to tell the story of KHWS, from its founding in 1948 to the present.

Interviews with twenty KHWS members were conducted by two graduate student research
assistants from Queen’s University during the summer of 2021, using a variety of technologies
to accommodate Covid-19 safety measures. The resulting interviews were paired with images of
fibres and friendships forged—gleaned from the Guild’s archives as well as members’
collections—to create five digital exhibitions. These exhibitions explore the formation and early
days of the Guild, KHWS’s involvement with the Kingston community, its commitment to fibre
arts education and its social importance, as well as the personal stories of the Guild’s members.

Together, they highlight the continued importance of the fibre arts to individuals and the
Kingston community, and the deep connections between KHWS’s members.