Members and visitors
Guild members and visitors should be willing to provide proof of full vaccination for access to the studio.
We wear masks while working in the studio and maintain a safe physical distance.
Thank you for working to keep each other safe and well.
Annual General Meeting
KHWS Annual General Meeting
Thanks to all our members who joined us to share highlights of this past year and launch a promising round of new learning opportunitities.
Guild Challenge 2022 - Inspired by Bridget
An amazing variety of creative items were presented, along with details of the materials and process chosen. Many of these items will be on display in our studio window.
General Meeting Wed. October 12, 2022
6:30 p.m. - meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Hall and Studio (+zoom option)
Connect with other members, explore what the Guild has to offer and plans for this coming year.
On the 100 inch loom
Visitors and members alike have been watching the colourful warp on the large loom just beyond the window. Several queen sized blankets have been woven as well as some yardage for sewing garments.
The final blanket is ready to be woven and then next up will be cotton based catalognes.
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.