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Spinning and Weaving

Spin and Weave Night

January Spin and Weave In

Date(s): January 22nd, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spinners and weavers of Ottawa - join us for a morning of fibre fun with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, January 22! Spinners, be sure to bring your wheel or spindle and your hand-spuns for show and tell! Weavers, bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished), and your ideas! This event is free of charge but space will be limited! Please register in advance to reserve a spot, and let the shop know whether you will be spinning or weaving, and if you need table space for a loom! Please note: this event is free. Please disregard any automatic reply that indicates otherwise. spinnight weavenight   Please remember that our spin and weave nights are not courses - if you need a beginner course you can find one here!  

February Spin and Weave In

Date(s): February 12th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spinners and weavers of Ottawa - join us for a morning of fibre fun with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, February 12! Spinners, be sure to bring your wheel or spindle and your hand-spuns for show and tell! Weavers, bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished), and your ideas! This event is free of charge but space will be limited! Please register in advance to reserve a spot, and let the shop know whether you will be spinning or weaving, and if you need table space for a loom! Please note: this event is free. Please disregard any automatic reply that indicates otherwise. spinnight weavenight   Please remember that our spin and weave nights are not courses - if you need a beginner course you can find one here!  

March Spin and Weave In

Date(s): March 19th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spinners and weavers of Ottawa - join us for a morning of fibre fun with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, March 19! Spinners, be sure to bring your wheel or spindle and your hand-spuns for show and tell! Weavers, bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished), and your ideas! This event is free of charge but space will be limited! Please register in advance to reserve a spot, and let the shop know whether you will be spinning or weaving, and if you need table space for a loom! Please note: this event is free. Please disregard any automatic reply that indicates otherwise. spinnight weavenight   Please remember that our spin and weave nights are not courses - if you need a beginner course you can find one here!  

April Spin and Weave In

Date(s): April 23rd, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spinners and weavers of Ottawa - join us for a morning of fibre fun with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, April 23! Spinners, be sure to bring your wheel or spindle and your hand-spuns for show and tell! Weavers, bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished), and your ideas! This event is free of charge but space will be limited! Please register in advance to reserve a spot, and let the shop know whether you will be spinning or weaving, and if you need table space for a loom! Please note: this event is free. Please disregard any automatic reply that indicates otherwise. spinnight weavenight   Please remember that our spin and weave nights are not courses - if you need a beginner course you can find one here!  

Spinning 101

Drop Spindle

Date(s): Sunday, February 19 from 12:30-3:30 PM
Join local fibre artist Maggie Glossop and learn how to spin using a drop spindle. This is a great beginners class! You will learn how to draft and spin a continuous thread. Drop spindle and materials are included and no experience is necessary.   Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Wheel Spinning 101

Date(s): Saturday March 4 from 1-4
Join Maggie Glossop for this spinning class. She will teach you the basics of spinning on a wheel. You will learn how to draft and spin a continuous thread. Wheels are provided, but if you have a wheel bring your own (please let us know if you will be bringing a wheel). Materials are included. No experience necessary. Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.   This class is currently full, however we do have one spot left for a student who can bring their own wheel. Please contact the shop for details!   IMG_20160812_172748462

Weaving 101

Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Date(s): Wednesday, January 25 and February 1 from 6-9
In this class you will receive 6 hours of instruction over two evenings, while learning the basics of weaving with the rigid heddle loom, including how to set up your loom, plan for future projects, and weave! By the end of the course, you will have created a scarf/shawl using two colours. Don't have your own loom yet? No worries,  we will provide you with a loom that you will be able to take home and work on your project, provided you leave us with a fully refundable deposit. Materials are included, and you will pick your desired colours on the first night of class. No experience required. IMG_0087 Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.  

Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Date(s): Thursday, February 23 and March 2 from 6-9 PM
In this class you will receive 6 hours of instruction over two evenings, while learning the basics of weaving with the rigid heddle loom, including how to set up your loom, plan for future projects, and weave! By the end of the course, you will have created a scarf/shawl using two colours. Don't have your own loom yet? No worries,  we will provide you with a loom that you will be able to take home and work on your project, provided you leave us with a fully refundable deposit. Materials are included, and you will pick your desired colours on the first night of class. No experience required. IMG_0087 Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.  

Introduction to Weaving on a Shaft Loom

Date(s): Sunday, March 5 and 12 from 10-4, and Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9
In this class you will receive 15 hours of instruction and learn the basics of weaving: how to make a warp, how to weave a twill scarf, and some nifty finishing techniques. Don't have your own loom yet? No worries,  we will provide you with one! After making a fully-refundable deposit, students will be free to take their projects with them to work on at home! Yarn is not included, as you will pick your desired colours on the first night of class. No experience required. ** PLEASE NOTE CLASS TIMES BELOW**   Sunday, March 5 from 10-4 Sunday, March 12 from 10-4 Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9 PM IMG_0738 Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Introduction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Date(s): Tuesday, March 28 and April 4 from 6-9 PM
In this class you will receive 6 hours of instruction over two evenings, while learning the basics of weaving with the rigid heddle loom, including how to set up your loom, plan for future projects, and weave! By the end of the course, you will have created a scarf/shawl using two colours. Don't have your own loom yet? No worries,  we will provide you with a loom that you will be able to take home and work on your project, provided you leave us with a fully refundable deposit. Materials are included, and you will pick your desired colours on the first night of class. No experience required. IMG_0087 Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.