Lace Weaves

Instructor: Susi Reinink

Description: Threaded in a simple point twill the sampler is started with hand-manipulated lace weaves: Antique leno, Mexican Leno, Brooks Bouquet, Danish Medallion, Spanish Lace, Cavandoli Knots etc. Then loom controlled laces weaves will be explored: Mock Leno and other treadlings. Re-threading to Huck gives added insight to the many possibilities of lace weaving. The differences of Swedish Lace, Bronson Lace, Spot Bronson and Huck will be discussed. If time allows, students can choose one of the other threadings or Bead Leno for the remainder of the warp.

Date: April 6 and 7, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am. – 4:00 pm.

Cost: $120.00 for members and $150.00 for non-members

Participants will be supplied with threading instructors prior to the workshop, so that they come to class with their loom warped.


Introductory Weaving Course


A 2 ½ day, Introductory Weaving Course will be held at the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners in April. Understand how a loom works. Learn to set up a loom and weave a scarf or small wall hanging during the weekend.

Instructor: Steve Trapp
Class size: 4 minimum to 6 maximum.
Date: Friday, April 12th - Saturday and Sunday, April 13th-14th,
Time: Friday: 6:00-9:00 pm,
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $150:00 Members and $180:00 Non-members
Equipment and materials needed are supplied.


Rigid Heddle Weaving

Instructor: Sarah Cameron


The Rigid Heddle Loom is simple and portable! It’s an easy tool to explore the wonder of weaving while trying new yarns or using up your stash.

This 1 day introductory class will guide you through weaving your first cotton table runner, through the process of warping a rigid heddle loom, basic weaving methods and finishing techniques.

In this small group class, you will have hands-on help every step of the way.

Date – April 27, 2019
Time – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum 6 participants.

Cost - $60 members or $75 non-members

Supplies – All equipment and supplies included.


Introduction to Weaving on a Table Loom

Instructor: Norma Rosier


In this 2 day workshop (two consecutive Sundays) you will learn the basics of weaving using a table loom. Table looms are slightly simpler to use than floor looms, but the techniques learnt will apply to both types of loom.

You will learn how to prepare the loom and weave a small item such as a scarf or table runner. We will also discuss planning a weaving project and understanding patterns.

Dates: Sundays April 28th and May 5th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Cost: Members $120.00, and non-members $150.00

All equipment and materials will be supplied.


Workshop Registration

Please make your cheque payable to "KHWS" and date one month before the workshop. Write a separate cheque for each workshop. Your place in the workshop is secured by your payment, except that members are given priority up to 2 months before the workshop. Your cheque will not be cashed unless there is a place available in the
workshop. Drop off your cheque with your details at a monthly meeting, Open Studio days (details on our home page), or post to:

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

Members should email Norma Rosier to let her know that they have sent/brought in payment.

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

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 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. Membership is $50 per year, and runs from June 1st to May 31st.

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

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