Ontario Handspinners and Weavers -Spinning Certificate

 OHS 2017 Year 1

OHS 2017 Year 1

As some of you may already know I began the Ontario Handspinners and Weavers Spinning Certificate Program this year (also known a OHS). It's a 6 year spinning program to receive your spinning certificate and another 1-2 to receive your masters. Not something to  be taken up lightly. A new year 1 class begins every 3 years, and I just found out about the program the month before the last year 1 began, so I waited patiently (or not so patiently) for three years!

 Haliburton School of Art and Design

Haliburton School of Art and Design

 Dyeing Class

Dyeing Class

 View from town

View from town

 Student Cabins

Student Cabins

I'm so  glad I did! I went up to Haliburton School of Art and Design in Canada for 8 days in August. Every day was packed full of learning; choosing and prepping raw fleece, dyeing, spinning and plying woolen and finishing techniques. The teachers were amazing and so were the other students. I loved being immersed for a week in everything fiber. It's a bit of high and then you come home and look at all the homework, Yikes!

 OHS Homework Year 1 Batch 1

OHS Homework Year 1 Batch 1

It felt overwhelming at first, then I just plunged in doing one thing here and there as time allowed and next thing you know it was finished and on it's way to be graded. I felt that I learned a lot from the projects they weren't just busy work (except maybe the jargon page - though I did like learning about metamerism) and it will be a great tool for reference and teaching.  It's good to remember that as I get ready to start homework set 2. I decided the studio needed a good clean up before I take the next plunge :)

 My Attic Fiber Arts Studio

My Attic Fiber Arts Studio

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