Workshops

Our workshop schedule will be updated over the summer.

To register for a workshop - email heins@kingston.net with the title of the workshop.

Once your place in a workshop  is confirmed, you will be given instructions for payment (wait until you have a reply email).

This payment will hold your spot. Barb will also connect the class with the instructor who will then email you,  providing details about the workshop and supplies or equipment needed.

Please notify us regarding any special requirements such as allergies, therapy dogs etc so we can let other students know.

Once you have paid, we expect you to show up for the workshop. If for some reason, you have to cancel, we might be able to fill your spot and give a partial refund. There will be a penalty to cover administrative time. If your spot can’t be filled, there may be no refund at all. Please understand that instructors plan for a certain number of participants.

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

Thank you

Dyeing Fleece for Sock Yarn - with Stacey Robb - rescheduled for Fall 2024

 

 

Colour Theory Dyeing - reschedued for Fall 2024

Just Beyond Beginner - on a table loom - fully registered

Instructor - Norma Rosier

NOTE:  To register for this workshop, send an email to kinghws@gmail.com

You’ve taken the beginner’s weaving workshop (table loom or floor loom) but don’t feel confident enough to warp a loom on your own.     Where next?

In this workshop, we will first meet together to discuss what you want to weave. Bearing in mind the limited width of a table loom, this might be a scarf or table linens, or narrow fabric for a small  garment.

You will then have 3 weeks to get your yarns.

Over the following 4 weeks, you will make your warp and dress your loom in the studio.

Then you will be able to borrow the loom (deposit required) and take it home to complete the weaving. The instructor will be available to answer questions during this time.

After 2-3 weeks when you’re ready to remove your project from the loom, we’ll have a final meeting (to be arranged, may be via Zoom) to discuss finishing.

Dates: Monday evenings, 6-8 pm

Initial meeting: May 6th

Warping, threading looms and preparing for weaving:

May 27th

 June 3rd

 June 10th

 June 17th

 Final meeting 2-3 weeks later

 

Suitability:

 For beginning weavers with a little experience, also suitable as a refresher class

Fees:

Members: $169.50           Non-members: $186.45

 

 

 

 

Introduction to spinning on a wheel - rescheduled to Fall 2024

Rescheduling this class for Fall 2024

Class Size: Minimum 4     Maximum of 6

 

Description:

Students will learn how to use a spinning wheel to produce a singles yarn on the first day. They will have time to practice this technique at home before the second day when they will learn to ply and finish a 2ply yarn. They will also be introduced to the use of colour in designing yarns. Students may use their own wheel (in good working order) or borrow one of the Guild’s wheels.

Introduction to Floor Loom weaving - will be offered in the Fall 2024

Description: 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/equipment as part of the workshop.

Workshops we have offered in the winter/spring of 2024

Thanks to our instructors - and to our participants who have come to explore and learn together.

Introduction to Tablet Weaving

Spinning Art Yarn

Introduction to Weaving with a Rigid Heddle Loom

Planning a Weaving Project

Spinning Sock Yarn

Warping and Winding Techniques

Designing handwoven fabric for garments

Choosing a wool fleece for spinning

Introduction to Weaving on a Table Loom with Norma Rosier

How to  knit socks

Flax Seed to Linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions, or requests, contact us by email kinghws@gmail.com

 

 

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.