Membership Info

Membership in the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild is open to any individual with an interest in studying and promoting the art and craft of handloom weaving and spinning as well as basketry, felting, dyeing and finger weaving. Memberships are available to families and individuals under the age of eighteen.


All members have the following rights and advantages:

1. Those over the age of 18 have the right to attend and vote at monthly meetings

2. The right to rent equipment from the Guild. KHWS has an extensive inventory of equipment available for use including spinning wheels, a variety of looms including a 100” wide loom for blanket and table cloth weaving

3. Access to a large library of books, periodicals, DVDs and samples. This includes borrowing privileges

4. The receipt of a newsletter

5. Access to the studio during normal opening hours of the J.K.Tett Centre. After-hours access can be arranged.

6. The right to exhibit and sell approved items at all Guild exhibits and sales.

Outreach Activities

KHWS is very well known in the Kingston Community. Each year members of the Guild participate in the Sheep to Shawl Competition at the annual Grass Creek Sheepdog Trials, demonstrate heritage skills at the annual City of Kingston First Capital Days events, and partner with other organizations sponsoring a variety of other events.

Skill Development

The members of KHWS collectively hold a treasure trove of experience and knowledge.              

Through our mentoring programs, help with project difficulties becomes as easy as a phone call. Each year KHWS presents a wide variety of workshops and seminars and members have preferred access to these events. Open studio, meeting programs, study groups and sharing opportunities all combine to provide excellent skill development opportunities.

Becoming a Member

Membership fees are determined each year by the Board of Directors.

Fees for 2022/2023 are: Adult, $60.00; Family, $120.00 (includes 2 or more family members).


If you have any questions, email us at

Membership forms may be completed and e-mailed to

Membership forms contain important contact information and a consent regarding use of photos of your work and displays

Send your completed membership form along with fee to:

KHWS - Suite 205

Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King St. West

Kingston, ON  K7L 2X4

We are also able to accept membership fees online.  Please note the convenience fee of $2.00 to complete this online payment.

2022 -2023 - Individual Membership - $60.00 + $2.00

2022-2023 - Family Membership - $120.00 +$4.00

KHWS 2022-2023 Membership Form