Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Purpose and Objectives

  • To encourage participation in the crafts of handweaving, spinning, and related techniques.
  • To awaken public interest in and an appreciation of handweaving, spinning, and related techniques.
  • To improve the skill and artistry of people practicing these crafts.
  • To assist those practicing these crafts.
  • To hold juried exhibitions and sales.
examples of needle, and wet felting (by Patricia)
Examples of needle, and wet felting (by Patricia)

Guild Activities

One evening every month (except in summer) we get together for a featured program, socializing, and business meeting. Throughout the year we hold workshops on topics of interest to fibre enthusiasts, and have study groups that explore chosen topics on an ongoing basis. We offer open studio time year round. Drop in to see what we’re working on!

photo by Jennifer Earle
photo by Jennifer Earle

We meet in the Textile Studio at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Visitors are always welcome.

  • January through May: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:15pm
  • June: 1st Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • July and August: No meetings
  • September: 2nd Wednesday at 7:15pm
  • October and November: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:15pm
  • December: 1st Wednesday at 6:30pm

Exhibitions and Sales

We take part in Arts Burlington and Art Gallery of Burlington events throughout the year, as well as hold a few of our own.

Facility and Equipment

Textiles Studio | Library
Textiles Studio | Library

The main room of the textile studio has 1,500 square feet full of weaving equipment for members to use and a floor-to-ceiling view into the AGB’s tropical green house. The studio space also includes a dye kitchen, a well-stocked library of books, magazines, and DVDs, and storage.

  • Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
    Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
  • Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
    Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
  • Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
    Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
  • Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild
    Textile Studio | Handweavers & Spinners Guild

Membership

Individual: $40/year  Why join?

Guild members must also be members of the Art Gallery of Burlington.

Get to know us at bhsguild.ca

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