Festival Schedule

Friday 4-8pm


Community Art Project

Sheep to Shawl Demo


Saturday 10am-6pm


Community Art Project

Sheep to Shawl Demo


SPL Mobile Lending Library

11am SPL Storytime

Sunday 10am-3pm


Community Art Project

Sheep to Shawl Demo


3pm Door Prize Draw


New Class – 8 week Beginners Multi-Shaft Weaving

Do you want to really deep dive into learning to weave on a multi-shaft loom? Then joining instructor Jude Haraldson in this core skills class is for you!


8 WEEKS 3 hours per week instruction with additional homework

1) Introduction to weaving equipment. Prepare a warp (wool). Warp the loom.

2) Weave the first sampler (plain weave, basic twill). Finishing techniques. Finish the fabric.

Read weaving pattern drafts.

3) Project planning and records. Plan second sample warp. Prepare second sample warp

(cotton). Warp the loom.

4) Weave the second sampler (more twills). Weaving yarns and fibres – characteristics and

uses. Plan final project. Materials and equipment sources (order yarns if necessary).

5) Prepare third sampler (cotton). Warp the loom (possible alternative method). Weave third

sampler (colour gamp).

6) Evaluate final project plans. Prepare final project. Warp the loom.

7) Weave final project. Finishing techniques. Weaving resources.

8) Evaluate projects. Future directions in weaving. Try weaving on floor loom


Jude Haraldson is a longtime member of the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild. Holding an Applied Arts Diploma in Weaving from SIAST Woodland and past work with the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Jude has been an accomplished weaver, spinner, dyer for over 30 years.


Fall Sale

Support local artists, artisans and craftspeople at the SSWG Fall Sale. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Cozy accessories to keep out the winter chill. Handmade housewares to make everyday special. Adorable toys to delight kids and parents. Truly one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else.

Also, check out live demonstrations to see how a bit of fluff becomes yarn, and strands of yarn become cloth.

AND enter a free draw for a chance to win a beautiful handmade scarf.

We hope to see you there!

Spin a Yarn Weave a Tale

Everything we make tells a story. It might be about a time or place. It might be about who you were, or a first glimpse at the person you would become. Sometimes the stories make us cringe (like those amazing hand dyed skeins that are now considered “clown barf”). More often, they make us smile.

When it seems that everyone is yelling and no one is listen, the things we make tell a quieter story. A story about what we value, about our vision for the future. There is beauty. There is hope. Mistakes can be fixed. Tears can be mended. Disasters can be transformed.

Join us this year as we continue to tell our stories, and maybe, you’ll be inspired to tell yours, too.

A Wooly Good Time

The SSWG was part of a group who put on a display and demonstration to promote using Saskatchewan wool at the Grasslands Sheep Show in Humboldt, SK. From July 22 to 24. Participants and visitors to the sheep show were informed about the value of wool, its uses and qualities, how to handle fleeces properly.

Wool processing from raw fleece to finished pieces were shown. The organizers of the Biggar Fibre Fair kindly lent their “Advantages of Wool” poster. Demonstrations of carding, spinning, and weaving went on for the whole show. Finished yarns, and knitted, woven, crocheted and felted pieces of fibre art were displayed. Many interesting conversations happened on woolly topics. The fleece competition attracted a lot of participation (about 40 fleeces) and interest. Many of the fleeces will be sold during an on-line auction, August 6-7, 2022.

Thanks to SSWG volunteers Melissa Schubert, Mena Ryan, Diney Bekkaoui, Jonina Male, and Daphne Kotzer-Schacher. Thanks also to non-SSWG volunteers Elizabeth Schubert, Brooke Aitken, Arlette Seib, Peggy Gwillim, Cathy Merkley, Sonja Welford, and Tasha Epp. Good times were had by all!

Come and See What We’re Making

Saturday June 25, 2020 10am-6pm

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and playfulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Members of the SSWG will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, and more! We hope you’ll stop by.

Visit SaskatoonMakerFaire.com for all event info and tickets.