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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Upcoming Workshops

    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 25 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    Register

    Join us for a Crochet -A-Long Sampler Afghan


    Great for...
    • Beginners
    • Crocheters wanting to learn some new stitches
    • Experts looking to socialize and share some crochet time!

    Learn to Crochet different stitches throughout the year and end up with a beautiful Afghan to enjoy or give away just in time for Christmas 2023.

    Each month will have a new pattern square to try.

    Costs $50 to join

    ACP members price: $45

    Each Month -$10 for new pattern/studio time - payable to the instructor (new pattern will be handed out at the beginning of each month).

    Members to bring the required yarn/ hook; details will be emailed once registered.

    3 colours, 10 pattern squares total, with the last two months learning to join the squares and completing the Afghan with a border.

    Classes will be held from 7-9pm,  Participants are only required to attend one session per month (every other Thursday night is in calendar as a placeholder)

    Other time/date arrangements can be made with instructor if needed.

    Come out and have a social night out with new Crochet buddies!

    • 3 Feb 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 46 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    Register

    Join us for a Knit & Crochet night at ACP!!

      Great for...

      • Beginners
      • Experts-- looking to socialize and share some craft time
      • Procrastinators - bring in those Work-in-progress    projects and get them done

      We have seat waiting for you!

      Costs= $50 to join (reserves your seat) or if you are an ACP members= $45

       Friday evenings 7pm-9pm

      $5 for studio time - payable to the instructor

       Come out and have a social night out with new Knit/Crochet buddies!

      • 7 Feb 2023
      • 28 Feb 2023
      • 4 sessions
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      In this introductory 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  

      ACP member: $270

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

      Instructor:  Rebecca Robbins
      Class size: 5 participants

      • 18 Feb 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 4
      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. Loom kits will be available for $10 if you wish to take one home.

      Register with a friend for a fun day out!

      Class maximum is 6 students

      Cost - $50.00         

       ACP Members - $45.00

      Instructor: Lois Watson

      • 25 Feb 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 7
      Register

      T-shirt Upcycling: Tired of your old T-shirts? Make them into something new for yourself, as a gift, or for a favourite pet. Come and learn how to create yarn from shirts. Try your hand at one of several up-cycling projects.

      All materials included.

      Note: if you have a favorite t-shirt you want to save into a delightful accent bring it along!!

         

      Maximum class size: 8     

      Non-members: $50

      ACP members: $45

      Class instructed by: Gillian Holden

      • 18 Mar 2023
      • 1 Apr 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • Peterborough Square
      • 8
      Register

      Pick up a new hobby, come on in and learn to knit!!

      Beginners come out and learn to making all the beautiful things!

      Start off with the Basics

      • cast on / bind off
      • knit
      • purl

      we will be making a scarf to start you on your journey

      this class is held over 2 Saturdays (total 8 hrs. )

      Cost: $50

      ACP Member price: $45

      Instructor will email participants materials required before start of class.

      • 1 Apr 2023
      • 22 Apr 2023
      • 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

      • 15 Apr 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 1
      Register

      Weave 2 placemats using rags and a simple cardboard frame.

      You will learn the basic structure of weaving without any complicated equipment.

      Materials are provided, but if you have sheets or fabric in colours you love feel free to bring them along.

      6 hour class 

      Register with a friend for a fun day out!

      Maximum in class – 5 students

      Cost - $60.00

      ACP Members - $54.00

      Instructor - Penny Boyd


      • 13 May 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square

      PWSG presents our annual Fibre Art Festival & Sale. Shop all things fibre from a huge selection of vendors from across Ontario!

    Past Workshops

    4 Feb 2023 Rag Rug Workshop
    21 Jan 2023 Weaving - Scarf Weave-Along
    14 Jan 2023 Learn to Crochet
    12 Jan 2023 Learn to Crochet
    10 Jan 2023 Fiber Art - T-Shirt Yarn
    7 Jan 2023 Distaff Day
    7 Dec 2022 Felted Christmas Ornament - Wreath
    3 Dec 2022 Triangular Shawl
    30 Nov 2022 Felted Christmas Ornament - Bells
    26 Nov 2022 Felted Critters - Festive Skater
    26 Nov 2022 Fiber Art Bowls - T-shirt
    23 Nov 2022 Felted Critters - Festive Skater
    19 Nov 2022 Felted Critters - Festive Friend
    16 Nov 2022 Felted Critters - Festive Friend
    12 Nov 2022 Introduction to Weaving Class
    29 Oct 2022 Introduction to Basketry
    28 Oct 2022 Zigzag Weaving
    12 Oct 2022 Beginner Spinning Class
    24 Sep 2022 Ontario Culture Days
    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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