Our workshop schedule is being updated - check back regularly for additions

To register for a workshop - email with the title of the workshop.

Once your place in a workshop  is confirmed, you will be given instructions for payment.

Please note, participants under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Thank you


Introduction to Weaving on a Table Loom with Norma Rosier

NOTE: Updated information -

This session is now fully registered. Email us to be on a waiting list for the next session.

Dates and times:

Monday evenings - 6-8 pm - each week from September 11th - November 6, 2023 * excluding Thanksgiving Monday

  • 8 weeks - 2 hours per week

Fee: $240 for KHWS members - $270 for non members

Class size: minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 participants

Description: Suitable as a refresher class - or for new and interested weavers

In this 8 week night class (2 hours per week) you will learn the basics of weaving using a table loom or a rigid heddle loom.  Table looms are slightly simpler to use than floor looms, but the techniques learnt will apply to both types of looms.  Rigid heddle looms are simpler to set up, but more limited in the types of weaving possible.

You will learn how to prepare the loom and weave a small item such as a sampler or scarf.  We will also discuss planning a weaving project and understanding patterns.  Tuition is geared to the needs and pace of each student.

Towards the end of the class, members will have the option of taking the loom home ( $400 deposit required) to finish working on their project.



Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving - with Barbara Heins

Dates: Friday  November 10, 2023 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday November 11, 2023 - 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Saturday November 18, 2023 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee:     $240.00 for members                   $270.00 for non-members

Material fee - $10 - payable to the instructor at the workshop

Class Size: minimum of four, maximum of 6


Students will learn basic weaving theory and loom parts before winding a warp, dressing a floor loom and weaving a small sampler using various treadlings including plain weave or tabby, twill weaves, inlay and a simple lace weave.

They will learn how to plan a project.

Students may use guild looms as part of the workshop.

Colour Theory Dyeing Workshop - to be rescheduled in spring 2024

More workshops are being scheduled for the winter and spring


If you have questions, or requests, contact us by email

Workshop Registration

Email your interest to register  to heinsATkingstonDOTnet.  Your payment will confirm your place in the workshop.  Cheques (payable to KHWS) may be dropped off at our studio or sent by mail to the address below.  We are now able to accept e transfers Once your regisration has been confirmed, you will be provided with instructions for e transfer.

Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
205 - 370 King Street West
Kingston, ON
K7L 2X4

If you are not yet a Guild member contact us Here for more details. NOTE:  Our membership year begins June 1 and ends May 31.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 4 weeks before the workshop unless a replacement participant can be found (6 weeks for visiting instructors). If a workshop is cancelled by KHWS (e.g. if there are insufficient registrations), then a full refund will be given.

Materials  and printing fees are payable to the instructor. Supplies/equipment lists will be distributed closer to the workshop.

Studio looms or spinning wheels are available to reserve (included in Introductory Workshops). Work must be removed from looms within 2 weeks of a workshop, after which a rental fee will be charged if the loom is not required for another workshop.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

In addition to scheduled workshops, we offer introductory classes whenever we have enough participants. If you and three friends want a particular workshop we can make arrangements.

You do not need to be a member to register for a workshop, but members benefit from reduced workshop fees.

Guild members have access to our studio equipment and extensive library.

We have mentors in spinning, weaving, basketry,  and felting.