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THE STOWE EXPERIENCE

Each year a group of guild members make the journey to Stowe, Vermont to take part in the Basketry Festival.  This year only three members made the trip.  Here is Jill’s experience of her week in the mountains. Tidal Wave … Continue reading

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MISSISSAUGA GUILD TURNS 40

I became a member of the guild in the early 80’s.  I was member number 52 and knew absolutely nothing about weaving.  Over the ensuing years, guild members guided me through the trials and tribulations of warping a loom, learning … Continue reading

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CHALLENGING WINTER

People who work in fibre, especially on a loom, struggle with the mechanics of their tools, problems with the fibre they use, solving design issues and colour interactions.  Often these challenges are dealt with alone in home studios and sometimes … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO PERUVIAN SCARVES

The guild is celebrating its 40th anniversary and I hope to have a blog from as many members as I can to commemorate this year.  This article is written by one of our guild members who has been a guild … Continue reading

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FAREWELL 2017

To many guild members 2017 held many challenges.  Thankfully the year has almost come to an end and we are all still smiling and creating lovely fibre items.  The guilds year end party with its gift exchange is always a … Continue reading

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CLOTH CULTURES

Some time ago our guild rented the OHS 100” loom for a year and wove a series of coverlets threaded in a pattern taken from Dorothy Burnham’s Keep Me Warm One Night. This beautiful book had been issued in the … Continue reading

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A MISSISSAUGA WEAVER’S VIEW ON THE ANWG FIBRE CONFERENCE

Every two years, The Association of North West Guilds holds a Fibre Conference. This June 28th through July 2nd it was held in Victoria BC. With over 500 participants drawn from 10 western territories, provinces and states, it was a … Continue reading

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