Laurie Allan-Ungeitis

So this Guild here in Kingston has quite a large membership, which immediately attracted me to thinking that they would have a very diverse group of weavers with all kinds of knowledge that I would love to tap into and learn from. So I very specifically earmarked them, contacted them before I moved here to become a member. The membership fee is very nominal, the resources they have are fantastic, the building that it's situated in is wonderful. And I just knew that it was going to be a great experience.

Laurie Allan-Ungeitis joined Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners when she moved to Kingston about three years ago. She appreciated the opportunity to engage in in-person studio activities and meet other Guild members before the pandemic hit. 

Prior to coming to Kingston and joining the Guild, she lived in North Bay and wove under Master Weaver Ralph Johnston. She teaches weaving with him as well her own classes at the Haliburton School of Art and Design, Fleming College and has been a member of the North Bay Guild for 12 years. 

Allan-Ungeitis is passionate about recycling materials in her weaving and turns old jeans and plastic into floormats. 

Laurie Allan-Ungeitis talks about how she began teaching weaving

Laurie Allan-Ungeitis talks about recycling jeans and plastic in her weaving practice

Laurie Allan-Ungeitis