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?
There is a new studio project on the "J loom" Members may sign up to weave one of 8 possible tea towels
Conversations are focused on choosing colours for a new project, choosing seeds for vegetable and dye gardens, checking the new workshop schedule, planning for an upcoming farm visit/fibre festival, washing fleece, preparing to spin, mending...and so much more. Come join us.
Local finn fleece.
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.