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! Brochure
MeetingsWe have short business meetings followed by show and tell and then refreshments.
ProgramEvery meeting we have a program on a topic of interest to the group including guest speakers and slide presentations.
Hands-onOn 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 DayOn the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month (Sept - April) we host a get together where members can spin or do fibre related activities and socialize.
EquipmentWe have a variety of weaving and spinning equipment available for rental by our members.
LibraryWe have a Library of over 600 books on spinning, weaving and other fibre activities.
DemonstrationsWe often have the opportunity to demonstrate weaving and spinning at various events.
ExhibitionEvery 3 years we host an exhibition of member's work at the Public Archives. All members are encouraged to participate.