Guild History

Our guild was first established in 1970 as the Atlantic Society of Handweavers. Since then we have supported the crafts of weaving, spinning, dyeing and other fibre arts throughout Nova Scotia through a variety of activities including our monthly meetings, programs, hands-on, fibre days, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits and sales.

Fibre Day at Scott Manor House - Ray Meikle, Heather Thorne, Cathy Greig, ?
Our inaugural exhibit at the Nova Scotia Archives - 2013
Celebration dinner for our 30th anniversary at the Sheraton - many past members and some still present.
NSDCC Christmas Market 2016 - Daphne Trenaman, Tina Oliver, Ray Meikle and Michelle Carey.
2011 - A wonderful workshop with Jane Stafford who is a terrific teacher; Jackie Nicholl, Marilyn Bowlby, Pauline Kemp, ?, Daphne Trenaman, Liz Nell
A typical Fibre Day at Scott Manor House - Angie Telford, Ray Meikle, Heather Thorne, Cathy Greig, ?
In 2009 ASH provided samples for the Guild of Canadian Weavers magazine. This is Alicia Marr and Su Mathers helping to get them ready.
Demo at Seaport Farmer's Market, Summer 2014 - Daphne Trenaman and Ray Meikle
Warping Hands-on with Elaine MacRae; March 2019
ASH participated in the Nocturne event in November 2012. It was a cold night but fun - Pauline Kemp, Cathy Greig, Ray Meikle, Kristina Vermeulen and Fran Nowakowski
Viking knitting hands-on with Daphne Trenaman, 2015
Friendship Coverlet on exhibit at our show in Truro in 1996
1995 - celebrating our 25th anniversary - Dorothy Hill, Nancy Boyne, Joyce Chown and Gail Vandermeulen
Fibres East conference (sponsored by ASH), 1997 - Dawn MacNutt, Sondra MacLeod & Madelyn Van der Hoogt
Potluck at The Hill's summer cottage, 1995 - Lea Quakenbush, Joan Thorne, Shirley Hill, Bodil Wiktor, Wendy Murray, Kathy Tummonds (bottom)
1999 - Jane Evans workshop, Scott Manor House. front - Marilyn Bowlby, Joan Thorne, Wendy Landry, ; middle - Kathy Tummonds, Barb Richardson, Fran Nowakowski; back - Jane Evans, Barbara Hinds, Gail V
Spinning demo for "Looking Forward, Looking Backward" exhibit in 1994 - Vida Large, Elsa Grude, Carol Duffus, ?, Joan Thorne, Bodil Wiktor
Conservation of Mary Black's samples from "Key to Weaving" at the Nova Scotia Archives, 1993 - 1994 - Kathy Tummonds, Vida Large, Clary Croft, ? , ?
2006 Maritime Spinners Retreat, St. Andrews New Brunswick - Phyllis Orlik, Pat Hazell, Pia Skaarer Neilsen, Bodil Wiktor, Lois Perry, Betti Ann Smith
Teatowel Exchange 2003 - front - Margo Lindener, Dorothy Hill; back - Ansonia Gray, Alicia Marr, Carol Duffus, Linda Maxwell, Patty MacClelland, Gail Vandermeulen, Shirley Hill
1993 - Sheep to Shawl event. Where? Joan Thorne and Bodil Wiktor but who is weaving?

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