Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Locations, Themes, & Newsletters

2021

Virtual

Sustainable Fibres

2020

Burlington

Sustainable Fibres

Cancelled due to COVID 19

2019

London

A Whorled Tour of Fibre

2018

London

A Spinning Odyssey

2017

Kingston

Our Past Inspiring our Future : 150 Years of Spinning in Canada

2016

Ambassador Hotel, Kingston

Come Play with us

2015

Delta Toronto East

Destination Fibre

2014

Owen Sound

50th Anniversary

2013

Burlington Holiday Inn

Spinning Tales

2012

Burlington Holiday Inn

Enduring Silk

2011

University of Guelph

Wild about Silk

2010

Queens University, Kingston

More on Wool

2009

Queens University, Kingston

Back to Wool – Lace to Lopi

2008

Georgian College, Barrie

Beyond Wool – There Are Other Fibres

2007

Georgian College, Barrie

Tools of the Trade – Tips and Techniques for Handspinning

2006

University of Western Ontario, London

Colour Your Whorl

2004
University of Guelph
Botanical Twists

2003
University of Guelph
Camelid Carnival Spinning camelids

(llama, alpaca, buffalo, yak; blending with camelids)

2002
Queen’s University at Kingston
Inspiration
Spinning

The seasons, earth, Monet garden, stone walls, flowers or the desert.
Sunday
End use of handspun or other related topics of needle felt, wet felt, sweater design, spinning alpaca, Inkle weaving.

2001
Queen’s University at Kingston
From Start to Finish

Beginning spinning or dyeing, Pushing the limits in spinning or dyeing, Blending on the drum carder, Spinning for lace, Spinning for Fair Isle
Sunday Spinning for Needlework, Finishing techniques, Beginning knitting, Embellishment
Sweater Design

2000
Glendon College, Toronto
Blending in the New Millenium

1999
Glendon College, Toronto
Yarn Construction

1998
King’s College, London
Sensuous Silk

1997
King’s College, London
Wool - Yours to Discover

1996
Loyalist College,
Belleville
Glorious Mohair

1995
Loyalist College,
Belleville
Cotton

1994
Loyalist College,
Belleville
Exotic Luxury Fibres

Cashmere and Quivet

1993
Wilfred Laurier
University, Waterloo
Spinning to End Use

1992
Wilfred Laurier
University, Waterloo
Blending Boring? Just You Wait and See

1991
Scarborough College
Colour and Dyeing

1990
Scarborough College
Wool – Beginners and Advanced workshops

1989
Queen’s University at Kingston
Silk and Flax

1988
Queen’s University at Kingston
Yarn Design – Colour, Design and Construction

1987
Queen’s University at Kingston
Camel and Angora

1986
No Seminar due to Convergence ‘86

1985
University of Guelph
Blending – Summer Yarns – Winter Yarns

1984
University of Guelph
Mohair

1983
York University
Silk

1982
York University
Wool – Handling Specialty Fleeces

1981
York University
Cotton/Linen workshops, Introduction to Felting,

1980
York University
Dyeing and Colour

1979
York University
Cotton?

1978
York University
Protein Fibres other than Wool
Using your Handspun

1977
York University
Dyeing Wool and Silk

1976
York University
Spinning and Equipment

1975
York University
Angora, Synthetics and Flax

1974
York University
Cotton

1973
The Guild Inn, Scarborough
Silk and its Culture, Flax and its Culture, Unusual Wheels and Hand Wool Combing

1972
Talisman Lodge, Kimberley
Silk Reeling, Fleece to Skein, Blending Fibres and Colours, Sheep Breeds and Wool Types, Wool Combing,

1971
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton
Flower Power Seminar

History of Fibres, Sorting a Fleece, Dye Plant Identification Walk, Workshops on dyeing with Cochineal, Indigo, Madder, Plants and synthetic dyes.

1970
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Flax,
Dye Workshops

Barks and Roots, Cochineal and Indigo, Commercial Dyes

1969
Little Hills, RR1 King City

Make Your Own Spindle, Speaker from Dupont Canada, Unusual Wheels, Bus Tour of Spinning Mill, Panel Discussion, The Economics of Handspinning, Stateside Spinning, Repair and Care of Your Spinning Wheel

1968
Hosted by Ted Carson, 5219 – 9th Line, Oakville

Sorting Fleece, Washing Fleece, Lets Spin, Plying. Dyeing with Commercial Dyes (Guest speaker). Putting your handspun to use.

1967
Edna Blackburn’s Farm Caledon East

1966
Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

1965
Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

1964
Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

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Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.