The History of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners

Over the past seven decades, the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners has expanded and evolved. Founded by a group of six amateur weavers who wanted to build a supportive weaving community in Kingston, Ontario in 1948, the Guild now has over 80 members and a dedicated studio space at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Doreen Jeffers, Sylvia Currie, Susi Reinink, Beth Abbot, Jackie Sylvester, and Bethany Garner describe some of the major changes in the Guild since the 1960s, such as the introduction of spinning, and the move to the Tett Centre and it renovations, and Susi Reinink and Johanna Amos discuss the future direction of the Guild.