The Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild invites anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving 

or related fiber arts to join us 

at one of our monthly meetings.


 

Monthly meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month

at the Guild Hall

at 530 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill


Each meeting consists of a business meeting, a special program or demonstration, show and tell and a social break.
Casual Wednesday Drop In evenings are on the first, second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See below.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our general monthly meetings or our Wednesday night gatherings.

Please 

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 in advance of your expected arrival date and name so someone can be there to greet you at the Guild Hall. 

The general monthly meetings are open to the public. Guest speaker evening are for Burr House Spinners & Weavers members only. 



2017-2018

Guild Meetings Schedule


September 19, 2018

• General Business

• Show and Tell - sharing skills & techniques, projects, materials used, as well as detailing both successes and challenges.


October 17, 2018

• Kathy Lakatos, guild member will discuss in detail her up and coming bound weave program in February.

Bound Weave

• Share your passion!

Let's come together, bring your favourite item(s) you made that best represent your creative talent and share your story.

Example: knitting, sculpture, quilting, painting, felting, photograph, jewellery...etc

• Crafty Bingo challenge - download PDF below.


November 21, 2018

• Proprietors of The Gaynor Homestead - Tara and Brendan, guest speakers will talk sheep, wool and showcasing our 2018 harvest at the November meeting.

The Gaynor Homestead, is a small 68 acre farm in Dorchester, Ontario, outside London, where they raise a small flock of purebred Rambouillet sheep (French Merino). Each year they produce a harvest of Ontario-grown yarns and combed tops. 

The Gaynor Homestead


December 10, 2018

• Auction 

Pot Luck - Bring your favourite dish, plate and utensils.


January 16, 2019

• Art Swap

Join us for an evening of fun at our first ART SWAP event. 

Members are invited to bring as many items they've created and/or related items to trade with other guild members.

Rules to Art Swap:

1. Bring your own work. 
2. Propose a swap! Offer an item for trade and start negotiating. Remember, nothing can be swapped for cash.
3. Keep an open mind. Woven items, artwork, jewellery, fiber, fabric, paintings, stain glass can be used for trade.

4. Take home new treasures for your collection!


February 20, 2019

• Knitter’s Attic in Richmond Hill will be presenting & showcase new yarn products and have an assortment yarns for sale at the meeting.

Knitters Attic


March 21, 2019

• The Historical Society will be giving a presentation on the History of the Burr House.


April 17, 2019

• Dorset Buttons are here!

Nearly 400 years in the making, these buttons are making their way to Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild. Join us to learn how to make your very own Dorset buttons. It is the perfect button for any project as it can be made of the same or complimentary yarn as the project itself. We will cover a brief history and then walk through the 4 steps required to make a Dorset button.

Materials will be provided and you will take home your very first button.


May 15, 2019

• Antique and Vintage Button Collection

For this special gathering, we will be welcoming Martha Scott who will showcase Lenora Milloy’s button collection. She will share a history of button collecting (and it's continued popularity!) along with how buttons reflected social status in society (and other neat stuff!). She will survey the various types of materials and art genres that have contributed to button making, ranging from bronze, bone, enamel, glass, pearl, and even lithography. The importance of selecting the right button for a finished project will be highlighted so you can showcase your own favourite button.  Many of the buttons she will show are between 100 – 150 years old. We look forward to taking this journey with Martha back in time to discover more about buttons!


June 20, 2019

• GMO Election

• Pot Luck - Bring your favourite dish, plate and utensils.


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