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Timeline of Major Events
||The Kingston Hand-weavers Club is established by the "Kingston Amateur Weavers," a group of six students taught by Mrs. Bannister on Brock Street. Ida Merriman is named the first President.
||The Club holds their first exhibition of hand weaving at the Modern Furniture Store on Princess Street.
||The Kingston Hand-weavers Club holds its first sale at the Sunday School Hall of St. James Parish
||The Club, now called the Kingston Hand-Loom Weavers, drafts a Constitution.
||Ted Carson teaches spinning at the Guild, which is renamed Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners.
||KHWS collaborates with artist Antanas Tamosaitis to weave a tapestry for the City of Kingston's Tercentenary celebrations. The City gifts the Guild a 100" loom.
||The Guild moves into a studio space at the J.K. Tett Centre.
||KHWS begins attending the annual Grass Creek Sheep Dog Trials to participate in the Sheep to Shawl competition.
||Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners celebrates its 50th anniversary at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
||The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners conference, “Stepping Stones,” is held at Queen’s University.
||The group relocates to Portsmouth Town Hall as the City begins renovations on the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.
||The Guild first participates in First Capital Day in Kingston.
||The Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners returns to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.
||During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person workshops were discontinued and weekly in-studio days and monthly in-person meetings moved online using Zoom.