Fibre workshops and classes

Fibre Classes

The Artisans Centre Peterborough in association with the Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering the following classes in Fibre Art

Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes. You can now choose to register and pay for classes in the following ways:  

  • Register online
  • Pay Online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to info@artisanscentre.ca
  • Register online but choose invoice and pay with cash or cheque in the studio
  • Register at the studio in Peterborough Square

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Masks and vaccinations required 


Upcoming Workshops

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough, Peterborough Square Mall

    This fall the Artisans Centre will be participating in the annual Ontario Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture! At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. These programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes, highlighting the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

    Artisans Centre members will present demonstrations, displays, and hands on activities from fibre, gourd and woodturning arts.

    Saturday September 24th will focus on Gourds, Saturday October 1st will focus on Fibre - Spinning and Weaving, and Saturday October 15th will focus on Woodturning. We will have small make and take opportunities for visitors to participate in. Our centre will be open during these times so you can also have a tour of the facility.

    For more events visit the Ontario Culture Days website: click here!

    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    This is a beginners course where you will learn how to spin sheep's wool into yarn.  You will be introduced to spinning on a drop spindle and on spinning wheel, and will have lots of time to practice your new skill in class.

    This class will consist of a total instructed time of 9 hours.

    Maximum class size: 6
    Cost:  $150      ACP Members: $130                       
     Materials fee is $25 payable to the instructor at first class
    Instructor: Darlene Fallis

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    Learn an easy weaving technique and make a small unique hanging on a tapestry loom. Bring your own scrap yarns (maybe even your handspun) or use ours. All skill levels are welcome, a wall hanging is great for decorating a room or makes a lovely gift!

    Materials, including frame looms, will be provided for the class. Register with a friend for a  fun day out!

    Class maximum is 6 students.
    Cost - $40.00           ACP Members - $36.00
    Instructor: Lois Watson


    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for a day of creativity and learn how to make your own round basket! We will introduce you to weaving with coloured reeds and start the basket from a solid flat bottom. All materials will be provided for the class and absolutely no experience is required!

    Class price: $60      ACP Member price: $56

    Instructor: Merrilyn Lindsey



    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register

    In this introductory 2-day weekend class, using provided 15" table looms, you will complete all the steps needed to plan and complete your first handwoven project! You will learn how to measure a warp for your project, how to calculate yarn requirements, how to wind the warp onto the loom (called dressing the loom), and then thread a pattern and weave a sampler.

    Cost fee: $300  

    Materials fee: $10 for yarns  paid to the instructor at the first class

    Instructor: Penny Boyd
    Class size: 5 participants

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.

    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class: 6
    Non-members: $45  
    ACP members: $35
    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.

    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class: 6
    Non-members: $45  
    ACP members: $35
    • 23 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register


    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.
    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class size: 6

      Non-members: $45 

      ACP members: $35

      • 26 Nov 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 5
      Register


      This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.
      Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

      Maximum class size: 6

        Non-members: $45 

        ACP members: $35

        • 3 Dec 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Artisans Centre Peterborough
        • 5
        Register

        Complete a shawl to take home in this one day workshop. A great project for beginners, with no experience required! Learn a nifty weaving method using a triangular cardboard frame. This project is a great way to use up bits and bobs of yarneven handspun, or use the yarn provided. 


        Cost: $60      With ACP Membership: $54

        Materials fee is $10 payable to the instructor at the start of class. 

        Instructor: Penny Boyd

      Past Workshops

      23 Jul 2022 Felted Vessel Workshop
      18 Jun 2022 Beginners Finger Weaving (Ceinture fléchée)
      14 May 2022 Fibre Art Festival Peterborough
      16 Apr 2022 Introduction to Weaving Class
      2 Apr 2022 Textured Wall Hanging Workshop
      26 Mar 2022 Rag Weaving Workshop
      19 Mar 2022 Introduction to Weaving Class
      12 Mar 2022 Inspirational Fiber Art - Mini Prayer Flag (Angel Tags)
      5 Mar 2022 Introduction to Kumihimo Workshop
      26 Feb 2022 Zigzag Weaving Workshop
      19 Feb 2022 Introduction to Weaving Class
      5 Feb 2022 Exploring Fleece Preparation Workshop
      29 Jan 2022 Introduction to Weaving Class
      1 Dec 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      24 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      17 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      10 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      6 Nov 2021 Felted Critters - Festive Friend
      9 Oct 2021 Beginning Spinning
      17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
      6 Feb 2021 Introduction to Weaving
      14 Jan 2021 ACP Board Meeting
      28 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
      26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
      21 Nov 2020 Zigzag Weaving
      21 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
      14 Nov 2020 Introduction to Weaving
      14 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
      7 Nov 2020 Wire and Granite Tree
      7 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
      3 Nov 2020 Felted Critters
      31 Oct 2020 Wet-Felted Vessel Class
      22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
      13 Oct 2020 Felted Critters
      10 Oct 2020 Beginning Spinning
      24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
      27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
      17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
      19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
      18 Mar 2020 Kids March Break Weaving
      1 Mar 2020 Loom Dressing Tutorial - Change of Date
      13 Feb 2020 Triangular Shawl
      8 Feb 2020 Silk Paper Making Cards as Art
      1 Feb 2020 Zigzag Weaving
      8 Dec 2019 Refresher Course, Weaving
      8 Dec 2019 Natural Dyeing for Spinners and Weavers
      24 Nov 2019 Triangular Shawl
      2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
      2 Nov 2019 Introduction to Weaving
      28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
      22 Oct 2019 Beginners Tatting
      19 Oct 2019 Zigzag Weaving
      17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
      10 Oct 2019 Eco-printing on Paper with Natural Dyes
      6 Oct 2019 Beginners Spinning
      25 Sep 2019 Needle-felted Bauble Necklace
      21 Aug 2019 Felting for Teens in AUGUST 21
      15 Aug 2019 Call for Entry "ARTISANity"
      17 Jul 2019 Felting for Teens in July
      20 Jun 2019 ACP Board Meeting
      8 Jun 2019 Rag Weaving for an Adult Beginner
      11 May 2019 “NEXT STEPS IN WEAVING” Topic: Block Weaves
      11 May 2019 Spring ARTISANity Show & Sale
      28 Apr 2019 2019 Dye Classes Indigo Parent & Child
      27 Apr 2019 Indigo Scrunch and Roll
      25 Apr 2019 Dye with Indigo
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