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Handweavers come to county museum

ABOYNE - Wellington County Museum may have begun as a poorhouse, but on Nov. 5 and 6 from 10am to 4pm, it will showcase the rich fibre arts of the Guelph Guild of Handweavers & Spinners.

Just in time for holiday gift giving, Fall Fibres is the annual sale and show of outstanding items created by local fibre artisans.

Visitors can browse and buy unique handcrafted clothing, table linens, towels, basketry, and decorative holiday and household items.

 Visitors can watch as fibre is spun then woven into winter scarves that will be draw prizes for two visitors. People can learn more about the arts of beadweaving, basketry, bobbin lace, needle felting, weaving, spinning, and kumihimo as crafters demonstrate their arts during the show.

Admission is free and includes access to museum displays.

A part of Guelph arts community since 1949, the Guelph Guild of Handweavers & Spinners promote the crafts of weaving, spinning, and basketry.

 

October 28, 2011

 
 

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