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.