Yesterday, I decided to take a creative break from NaNoWriMo. And to reward myself for staying on task for the first eleven days of the month. On average, I have written 1700 words each day, just above the suggested quota of 1667 words. While several activities beckoned, I selected the Fall Fibres Show at the Wellington County Museum in Fergus, a short, thirty-minute drive away.
Hosted by the Guelph Guild of Handweavers and Spinners, the show featured demonstrations and unique items handcrafted by local fibre artists. I was impressed by the variety of crafts, among them spinning, weaving, basketry, felting, bobbin lace, braiding, and beading.
I especially enjoyed chatting with several artisans who shared their passions and invited me to attend their monthly meetings.
A vibrant and welcoming community, the Guelph Guild meets monthly on the second Wednesday for weaving programs and the fourth Wednesday for spinning. Guests–at all skill levels–are invited to attend. For more information, visit their website.