We are the Huronia Spinners' Guild, a group of novice to avid spinners dedicated to:
- encouraging, expanding, and preserving the craftsmanship in handspinning
- fostering a sense of beauty and colour in yarn design
- providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information
Our Guild is active in the community, demonstrating spinning at fairs and cultural events, such as the Beeton Fair and the the Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair.
Our meetings are held on the monthly on the fourth Saturday, year round except December. They are held at the Simcoe County Museum, on the south side of Highway 26 just west of Bayfield Street in Barrie, Ontario.
"Huronia" refers to the southern Georgian Bay area to about Highway 9, including the Bruce Peninsula to the west, Penetanguishene/Midland, and areas surrounding Lake Simcoe. This geographic area was settled by the Huron First Nation tribe.
The Huronia Spinner's Guild has a lending library of books, albums, videos, magazines, cassettes and equipment (includes drum carders, stationary carder, hand cards, wool combs and drop spindles) which are available to members.
Our membership fee is said to be the best deal in town, at $30 per YEAR!
Meetings start at 11:00 a.m. Coffee and tea are available, but you are asked to bring your own lunch and coffee mug. Most meetings include an educational component, and the camaraderie is second to none.
Please come and join us at the Simcoe County Museum. Don't forget your snack, mug, plate, spinning wheel, and your SMILE!
Events at the Simcoe County Museum.