Wool Skein - Patricia Gauci
Vice-Regal tartan scarf - Dianne Quimby
Cotton boucle scarf - Donna Haverstock
Scarf, multicolored yarns - Sally Walsh
Napkin, variegated 2/8 cotton - Bev Charlton
Design challenge pillow - Julie Muzzerall
Soon to be tea towels - Cathy Greig
Velvet - Wendy Landry
Shawl - Eva Knoll
Clasped Weft Scarf - Orin Eisenhauer
Hand dyed, handspun wool skeins - Pam Lowe
Double weave shawl - Eva Knoll
M's & O's Bag - Margo Lindener
Handspun wool skeins - Kristina Vermeulen
Undulating twill tea towels and boucle shrug - Fran Nowakowski
Twill Snakeskin Scarf and Rigid Heddle Rug - Elaine MacRae
Hand Dyed Skeins - Joan Russell
Dragon Boat Ornaments
Hand dyed, handspun wool skeins - Susanne Cormier
Shawl in a Ball Scarf in Plain Weave - Sally Walsh
Handspun chain plied yarn - Reagan du Plessis
Painted warp with recycled elements - Ray Meikle
Saori scarf - Michelle Carey
Op Art Scarf - Eva Knoll
Bag - Daphne Trenaman
Core Spinning - Reagan du Plessis

Show and Tell

Congratulations and thanks to our new executive

President - Donna Haverstock
Vice President - Fran Nowakowski
Treasurer - Wendy Landry
Secretary - Wendy Murray
Hands On - organizing - Lorna Ash
    - closing up - Lorna Ash
    - opening up - Heather Thorne
Library - Lois Perry
Craft Nova Scotia - Karen Guenther
Demo - Daphne Trenaman
Fibre Day - Heather Thorne
Hospitality - Christiane Lonergan
Equipment - Helen MacLean
Website - Fran Nowakowski
               - Orin Eisenhauer
PR/Ads - Christine Bales

All Fibre Days, Hands-on and meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Take care everyone!

Blast from the Past

One of our many hands-on days. This one has to do with vikings. Details.

Upcoming events

  • September 10, 2020 7:15 PM NS Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax

The Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers (ASH) was established by a group of local weavers in 1970 and provides the opportunity for weavers, spinners and dyers living in the Halifax area and beyond, to meet in a social atmosphere, to exchange information, learn new techniques and methods and share their interests.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, September through May at 7:15 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, lower level entrance. In June we share food and socialize at a potluck at a members home. Our Hands On meetings and Fibre Days are held at Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford.                 Visitors and new members are always welcome!



We have short business meetings followed by show and tell and then refreshments.


Every meeting we have a program on a topic of interest to the group including guest speakers and slide presentations.


On the 4th Saturday of the month (September - April), we have day long workshops on a variety of topics such as inkle weaving or fibre blending.

Fibre Day

On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month (Sept - April) we host a get together where members can spin, do fibre related activities and socialize.


We have a variety of weaving and spinning equipment available for rental by our members.


We have a Library of over 600 books on spinning, weaving and other fibre activities.


We often have the opportunity to demonstrate weaving and spinning at various events.


Every 3 years we host an exhibition of member's work at the Public Archives. All members are encouraged to participate.

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers

c/o 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6

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