BASKETRY with Barb Heins

Date: October 27th 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm.
Cost: Members $60
Non members $70

KHWS Studio
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Barbara has been making baskets for many years. She presented her journey with baskets at a KHWS Guild meeting last year.
These baskets can be varied by using different materials as weavers. Barb will bring sea grass and cattails.

Supply cost between $3-10 depending on materials used.

If time permits we will also make a bracelet.

Equipment to bring includes scissors, secateurs, clothes pins and tape measure.


Introduction to Weaving on a Loom

A 2 ½ day, Introductory Weaving Course will be held at the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Studio 205, Tett centre for Creativity and Learning

  • Understand how a loom works.
  • Learn to set up a loom
  • Weave a scarf or small wall hanging during the weekend.

Note: Change in previously announced date.


Friday November 2, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday November 3 – 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Members $150.00
Non Members $180.00

Equipment and materials needed are supplied.

Class size: 4 minimum to 6 maximum.

Instructor: Roberta McKinney - experienced weaver and teacher.

KHWS Members please register by September 30th then we will inform non members who have expressed an interest to fill the class.  The list is extensive, so register soon.


Fifty Shades of Colour on Grey

Most often when we dye we start with white fibre but in this workshop we will work with grey yarns and fibres.

The underlying soft grey produces some heather tones you will not be able to produce in any other way. You will have a chance to try a variety of acid dyes and work with the colour wheel to become very comfortable with mixing colours to get just the one you want. Dyeing across the colour wheel gives some wonderful tertiary colours and dyeing a range of one colour illustrates how to create various intensities of colour. Yarns will be mostly wool with the possibility of a little natural coloured silk. Enjoy two days of playing with colour.

No dyeing experience necessary.

Instructor – Beth Abbott
Date – February 23 – 24, 2019
Time – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost - $120.00 members or $150.00 non members

Minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants.
Supplies - $15 - $20 (paid to Beth)


Learn to Love Cotton

Cotton is often thought to be a difficult fibre to spin because it is short and a little slippery, but with these techniques you will be happily spinning cotton by the end of the day. Learn several preparation methods and spinning techniques as well as experience the qualities of many species and forms of cotton. You will spin several breeds of white cotton, naturally coloured cottons, and work with many preparation forms as you learn to spin with a wheel, and with a spindle - either a supported spindle or a charkha. You too can feel the satisfaction of spinning a cotton thread.

Participants must have good control of wheel spinning. Choose the wheel
with the highest ratio you own.

Instructor – Beth Abbott
Date – December 1, 2018
Time – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost - $60 members or $75 non members
Minimum 4 and maximum 10 participants.
Supplies - $15 - $20 (paid to Beth Abbott)


If you are not yet a Guild member contact us Here for more details. 

KHWS Guild members can register by sending an e-mail to Bridget Lewis to let us know that you want to attend.

Your place is confirmed with full payment.

This can be done by mail or at Open Studio on Thursdays from 10:00 am. – 2:00 pm.


205 - 370 King Street W

Kingston ON



More workshops coming soon!