The Etobicoke Handweavers & Spinners Guild
In September 1966, 10 weavers from Toronto’s west end came together to create the Etobicoke Handweavers with the intention to “encourage an interest in hand weaving” and to “promote … workshops in the area”. By 1973 they had rented a 90″ wide loom, put on displays and held their first sale. As interest in hand spinning increased they expanded to became the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild or simply EHS. Since 1966, EHS has expanded both its membership and artistic practices. Today, members practice basketry, hand dyeing, garment design and creation, felting, knitting and other diverse fibre arts.
EHS is a resident group of Neilson Park Creative Centre, which provides us with our lovely Studio Space, and space for our library and equipment, as well as other benefits and reciprocal privileges. To join EHS, you first become a member of NPCC, then join us. See Neilson Park Creative Centre for details.
EHS hosts Guild Meetings from September to June on the first Tuesday of every month at. Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7pm at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke.
Monthly meetings include a Guest Speaker or Guild Event, as well as a Show & Tell and brief Guild Business Meeting. Tea, cookies and time to mingle wrap up the evening. You are welcome to join us for our next meeting.
Open Studio Sessions
EHS hosts Open Studio Sessions, where members come and work on individual or group projects, check out our library offerings, make use of the equipment in the studio, and consult and network with other Guild members.
Open Studio times for EHS members:
Friday mornings 9 – 12:30
2nd Wednesday monthly 9 – 4
Last Sunday of the month 12:30 – 4
Open Studio times for NPCC/Studio C members – new this year! $5 Drop in Fee
Thursday evenings 6 – 9:30
Friday afternoons 1 – 4
Please see the Calendar for a listing of all our events.