KHWS Celebrates 75 years

May 7 - 28, 2023. Open daily 10AM to 5PM.
Tett Centre Gallery



Connecting our past, present and future.

This 75th anniversary exhibition will showcase KHWS members’ handwork through the decades, current challenges and possibilities for the future. Visitors will see a broad range of fabric, garments, tapestries, artistic expressions, yarns, and exploratory uses of fibres. Daily demonstrations and interactive displays welcome discussion of creating with colour, texture, skills, techniques, and tools.

Features to explore!

  • Gift Shop: May 7-14, 2023
  • May 8: Spinning wheel clinic with Gord Lendrum (by appointment)
  • May 10 (afternoon): Spinning silk with Beth Abbott
  • May 10 (evening): General Meeting (Activity Room)
  • May 12: E-textiles - possibilities and explorations (1 pm - 4 pm) Join us
  • May 13: Spinning / handwork  circle (10am  - 3pm)  
  • May 14: Closing day for our gift shop - Mothers' Day
  • May 16: Afternoon Tea (Activity Room - by invitation to long time members)
  • May 18: Knitting machine explorations (11 am - 1 pm)
  • May 20: E-textiles - possibilities and explorations (10 am - 1 pm) Join us 
  • May 22: Closed for holiday
  • May 24: Waulking the wool (2 pm and 6 pm) live music at 6 pm
  • May 26-27: Fibre to fabric (preparing /spinning fibre, weaving fabric)
  • May 28: Closing day - Tett wide open house

Please note: The Tett Centre will be closed to the public on Monday, May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day)

Free Admission | Family friendly

Established in April 1948, the Kingston Hand-weavers Club (as it was then called) was dedicated solely to teaching weaving. As the Guild developed and grew, its mandate expanded to promote interest and education in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and other fibre related activities in the Eastern Ontario region from its studio at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Starting with 37 participants in 1948, the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners now has over 100 members, bringing together fibre artists with decades of experience and those just beginning their fibre journeys.

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