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Ontario Handspinning Seminar

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2024

Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo Campus

Diamonds in the Fluff: 60 Years of Spinning

Explore fluff and all its uses, take a look at the Seminar’s history and share your 60 years of diamonds at the seminar events including the displays and fashion show.

Not yet published

2023

Holiday Inn, Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre

Blending it all together

2022

Virtual

Spinning Joyful Communities: Spinning to Satisfy our Souls

Exploring how spinning can promote joy and wellness while building a supportive community of creative fibre makers.

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

2005

Kings College, London

Mohair

No Newsletter Available

2004

University of Guelph

Botanical Twists

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

2003

University of Guelph

Camelid Carnival Spinning camelids

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

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

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.

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

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

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

2000

Glendon College, Toronto

Blending in the New Millenium

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1999

Glendon College, Toronto

Yarn Construction

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1998

King’s College, London

Sensuous Silk

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1997

King’s College, London

Wool - Yours to Discover

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1996

Loyalist College,
Belleville

Glorious Mohair

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1995

Loyalist College,
Belleville

Cotton

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1994

Loyalist College,
Belleville

Exotic Luxury Fibres

Cashmere and Quivet

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1993

Wilfred Laurier
University, Waterloo

Spinning to End Use

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1992

Wilfred Laurier
University, Waterloo

Blending Boring? Just You Wait and See

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1991

Scarborough College

Colour and Dyeing

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1990

Scarborough College

Wool – Beginners and Advanced workshops

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1989

Queen’s University at Kingston

Silk and Flax

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1988

Queen’s University at Kingston

Yarn Design – Colour, Design and Construction

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1987

Queen’s University at Kingston

Camel and Angora

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1986

No Seminar due to Convergence ‘86

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1985

University of Guelph

Blending – Summer Yarns – Winter Yarns

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1984

University of Guelph

Mohair

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1983

York University

Silk

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1982

York University

Wool – Handling Specialty Fleeces

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1981

York University

Cotton/Linen workshops, Introduction to Felting,

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1980

York University

Dyeing and Colour

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1979

York University

Cotton?

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1978

York University

Protein Fibres other than Wool
Using your Handspun

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1977

York University

Dyeing Wool and Silk

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1976

York University

Spinning and Equipment

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1975

York University

Angora, Synthetics and Flax

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1974

York University

Cotton

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1973

The Guild Inn, Scarborough

Silk and its Culture, Flax and its Culture, Unusual Wheels and Hand Wool Combing

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1972

Talisman Lodge, Kimberley

Silk Reeling, Fleece to Skein, Blending Fibres and Colours, Sheep Breeds and Wool Types, Wool Combing,

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

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.

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1970

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Flax,
Dye Workshops

Barks and Roots, Cochineal and Indigo, Commercial Dyes

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

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

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

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.

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1967

Edna Blackburn’s Farm Caledon East

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1966

Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1965

Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available

1964

Edna Blackburn’s Farm
Caledon East

1st Ontario Handspinning Seminar

No Newsletter Available
No Newsletter Available
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