Fibershed 2016 Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium
Nov
19
9:30 AM09:30

Fibershed 2016 Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium

"Fibershed’s 2016 Wool Symposium panels and presentations will focus on regional breeding strategies, biological and mechanical technology, Climate Beneficial Wool, ‘prosumption,’ true cost of raising sheep and making a garment by hand, the history of sheep production in our region, and a special visit by a distant Fibershed Affiliate community organizer who will share how their community is cross pollinating urban and rural sectors." (www.fibershed.com)

Our Founder and Creative Director, Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks will be speaking on her work with the Upper Canada Fibreshed, an affiliate of Fibershed.com.

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EcoSessions: Make it Here (TO)
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

EcoSessions: Make it Here (TO)

When IMG announced it would no longer produce Toronto Fashion Week, the industry mourned. The landscape is shifting and fashion weeks are just one element that need a revisit. Not to be deterred, this EcoSessions will gather local industry leaders to discuss, (a la Frank Sinatra) if we can make it here, can we make it anywhere? Join us on Thursday, October 18 to hear from: Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks (Peggy Sue Collection), Kathy Cheng (WS & Company) and Julia Grieve (Preloved). Moderated by Kate Black (Magnifeco.com).

 

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Apr
30
to May 1

Toronto Knitters Frolic

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Toronto Knitters Frolic is an annual event organized by the Toronto Knitters Guild under the direction of Joan Kass, Frolic Coordinator.

2016 will be the 19th annual Knitters Frolic. Admissions is $6

The Frolic focuses on a series of workshops over 2 days and is accompanied by a Saturday-only Marketplace event. 

http://frolic.torontoknittersguild.ca/

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Nov
19
to Nov 22

Fair November

The University Centre, University of Guelph presents the 41st Annual Juried Sale! All items will be Canadian artisan, hand-made.

Admissions is free! For further information call 519 824 4120, ext. 53903

http://www.uoguelph.ca/ucevents/fair.shtml

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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Woodstock Fleece Festival

Ontario's largest Farm Fiber Festival! There will be examples of knitting, weaving, rug hooking, felting and spinning. There will be live fibre producing animal displays, demonstrations and 65+ vendors present!

Admissions is $6. Contact Catherine Stark if you want to exhibit: 519.458.8631 or fleecefestival@silomail.com

www.fleecefestival.com

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

Sheep Shearing School for Beginners

  • Dean & Ellen Cottrell Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a hands-on course that teaches the New Zealand Wool Board way of handling and shearing sheep. The course is aimed at preparing candidates for the advanced shearing course run by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers (CCWG) and is supported both by the CCWG and Ontario Sheep.

Class Fee and Pre-Registration Required. Contact Peter Kudelka for more information at peter_kudelka@sympatico.ca

http://www.wool.ca/Sheep_Shearing_Courses

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Sep
12
9:30 AM09:30

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild Fair

  • The Aud, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair is one of the largest all-knitting events in Canada. This Fair presents approximately 50 vendors offering the latest and greatest of knitting products.

  • Admission is $7
  • Fashion Show - 11 am
  • Speaker - 1 pm
  • Door Prizes
  • Lunch Options
  • Demos
  • Knitters' Spa

https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/fair/

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Business After Five hosted by Halton
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Business After Five hosted by Halton

  • The Regional Municipality of Halton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a grant winner of the Starter Company Grant Program, we will be sharing our North American Farm Fiber clothing collection story with the Chamber Members of the Halton Region! Looking forward to sharing the fiber story and showing how the Halton Small Business Center helped to support our start!

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Aug
1
to Aug 2

The Toronto Maker Festival

  • The Toronto Reference Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come see Upper Canada Fibershed's Becky Porlier and Jennifer Osborn make farm fiber into felt fabric and spun yarn! Then Peggy Sue will be draping garments from the felt fabric on the dress from to make a final garment. From farm fiber to fashion - a sample of the entire process.

Save the date!

http://makerfestival.ca/

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye Workshop with Kitt Fisher

Come to a natural dyes workshop taught by Kitt Fisher at the Freelton Fibre Mill and Alpaca Farm. You will learn to make dyes from natural dye plants, dye yarn and how to make those dyed products color-fast so they don't wash out!

Email info@peggysuecollection.com for cost and additional details.

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Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

The True Cost Movie Screening

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

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May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Shearing with Alpacas from Eighth and Mud Farm

A day-long festival of all things alpaca fiber. Alpacas from Eighth and Mud Farm hosts a shearing event where all can come and see how alpaca shearing is done: the shearing teams who make it happen, the machines that clean, card and twist the fiber into yarns, the hand spinners who too draw down the cleaned fiber into yarn and all the 4H'ers who are learning how to handle the animals in a farm setting.

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

I Love Needlework: Embroidery Class

Hand Embroidery Class being taught @Needlework_Hamilton by @TheaHaines

Register with I love Needlework Shop in Hamilton, ON to begin learning the wonderful hand technique of embroidery with local Hamiltonian artist Thea Haines.

I love Needlework is a local Hamilton Shop that extolls all things hand-made. Co-owned by Kate Hunter and Liz Simpson.

Class Instructor Thea Haines is known for her work with the natural plant dyes and textiles.

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