Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners Sale

Date(s)
November 15-18
Location
Rehearsal Hall
Presenter
Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners

2018 SHOW & SALE 

KINGSTON HANDLOOM WEAVERS & SPINNERS

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 5PM - 7PM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 10AM - 7PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 10AM - 4PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 11AM - 3PM

 

Where: Rehearsal Hall, Room 203

307 King Street West, Kingston, ON

 

About:

KHWS was formed in 1948 with a mandate to promote the teaching of weaving, spinning and related crafts in their historic, contemporary and technical contexts. Initially members met in each other's homes. As the organization grew, various studio spaces were used, including at one point the attic of Kingston City Hall. In 1973 KHWS moved to the City-owned J.K. Tett Centre, occupying a substantial studio space. The Portsmouth Town Hall became KHWS’s interim home in 2009 as a complete renovation, restoration and rejuvenation of “The Tett” was about to begin. That work has been completed and we now occupy a wonderful, beautiful studio space.

KHWS is the largest guild of its kind in eastern Ontario, drawing its membership of over 80 members, from a radius of about 100 km. It is now incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario as a non-profit corporation.

KHWS offers workshops, seminars, mentor programs and open studio activities to its members and interested community members, and also participates in a number of City-sponsored events each year. From simple beginnings the Guild has developed into an important contributor to the cultural life of the citizens of Kingston.