Workshop News:

The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild is excited to announce that weaver Denise Kovnat will be teaching a workshop at the guild May 24-26.  She will also be giving a lecture on her work during her stay.

More info on Workshops by Denise Kovnat

We are also very happy to announce that felter Gladys Paulus will  teaching two workshops for for us in July-August 2019

More info on Workshops by Gladys Paulus




View our 2019 class brochure

Click on the links below for detailed information on all of our classes.

Below are some classes we are currently offering


Create your own beautiful landscape painting with wool.  In this two day workshop, you will paint your own art from start to finish. Expertly guided by Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton you will felt a Canadian Landscape using wet and dry felting techniques, free motion quilt or straight stitch to capture the finest of details and stretch your piece on artist’s canvas ready for hanging.

Materials are provided; however, artists are expected to bring their own sewing machines. A sewing machine set for straight stitch will be available for use for beginner or non sewers.

Day 1 Painting with Wool: Participants will learn the properties of wool, the care and handling of the fibre and techniques for creating a flat piece using felting needles.  We will discuss art techniques in terms of basic shapes, perspective and principles of colour. We will finish our pieces with a wet felting process and setting fibres into their places.

Day 2 Enhancing and Finishing Your Work of Art: Participants will learn to add machine stitching lines and details to add depth and interest to their work. We will discuss perspective and outlining shapes with thread and basic sewing stitches. We will finish our pieces by stretching them over artist’s canvas to take home a beautiful work of art ready for hanging.

Date: Sat & Sun, April 27 & 28

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Instructors:  Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton

Fee:  $235

Beginner Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel! In this class you will learn how to prepare,spin and ply fibre into yarn. Participants will become familiar with using a spinning wheel, hand carders and various types of wool to create unique yarns for knitting, weaving and more.

Dates:  May 4, 11,18, 25, and June 1, 2019
(5 Saturdays)

Time: 1:30 to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $185 (materials included)

Denise Kovnat: One Warp, Many Structures

One Warp, Many Structures: An Exploration of Extended Parallel Threading 

As Marian Stubenitsky has shown in Weaving with Echo and Iris, extended parallel threadings offer endless possibilities. In this workshop, designed for advanced beginners and beyond, you will begin with your loom dressed in a two-color warp threaded on opposites.* (Drafts will be provided beforehand.) Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo, Jin (Turned Taqueté) and Shadow Weave — and, if you’re game to cut off and re-sley your warp, Rep and Double Weave. The takeaway is a sampler of colorful patterns and a broader, deeper understanding of the potential for extended parallel threadings and how to design them. For 4-shaft looms and more.

*(By way of example, to thread on opposites, you would use two colors, A and B, and thread them in a straight draw on 8 shafts this way: Color A would be on shafts 1 through 4 and color B would be on shafts 5 through 8, with the warp threaded in a sequence of 1, 5, 2, 6, 3, 7, 4, 8.)

Students must have their own 4 shaft or 8 shaft table loom.  A limited number of looms may be available to borrow from the guild.

3 Day Workshop: May 24, 25 and 26, 2019
Fee: $270 (students must supply their own warp and weft)
Location:  Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Time: 10am-5pm 

Maximum number of students: 18