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THE HAT AND SCARF CHALLENGE

At the 2018 OHS Spinning Seminar, the spinners were challenged to create headwear from a bag containing 50 grams of white and 50 grams of grey Corriedale wool.  A package of Kool-aid was also included to dye the wool.  The … Continue reading

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CABIN FEVER

Our guild members have been trapped at home due to successive ice and snow storms.  Just stepping out your front door can be hazardous.  When poised with the question…What are you doing to offset winter cabin fever, I got some … Continue reading

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Weaving the Bronze Challenge

Inspired by Dianne Totten’s talk at the Association of Northwest Weaving Guilds Conference in the June of 2017, one of our guild members, Marian, decided to try a second pleated scarf to enter into our guild’s Bronze/Get Wired challenge.   … Continue reading

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THE GUILD GETS WIRED

It was a lovely fall day for the 2018 Five County Seminar hosted by the Guelph Guild at the Wellington County Museum.  The theme was GET WIRED.  Keynote speaker, Sayward Johnson, spoke in the morning about her journey into weaving … Continue reading

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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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