Events on: Sat, May 7, 2016
Wool Handling Demonstration All Day Event

All Shearers, Licenced Operators & Wool Depots

Wool Handling Demonstration

CCWG is pleased to extend an invitation to all shearers, licenced operators and wool depots for a wool handling demonstration that will be held to highlight the benefits of proper fleece preparation. By following a few basic management steps it enables us to achieve greater handling efficiency and permits us to present our product to the market place for maximum revenue opportunity.  Wool videos will also be available along with the various printed material that CCWG has assembled to illustrate preferential wool harvesting procedures.

A hands on demonstration will be given by Jim McNeely, long time wool grading superintendant from the CCWG wool grading facility at Carleton Place, Ontario.  Stockman supplies will also be available on site from John Cuthbert, Manager of the CCWG branch in Cookstown, Ontario Tel – 1-866-458-4800.  Please call John if you have any special requests and he can bring your order with him.

This free event is being hosted by the CCWG wool depot operated by John and Joyce Farrell at 378 Turnberry-Culross, Wingham, Ontario.

Please telephone 519-357-1058 by Friday, April 29th to confirm your attendance.  

It will be held on Saturday, May 7th and the program will commence at 10:00 am, a complimentary lunch will be offered.  

We encourage everyone with an interest in wool handling to participate.  

If you require any further information please contact me.

Yours truly,

Eric Bjergso, General Manager

Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild's 50th Anniversary All Day Event

Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild's 50th Anniversary 

April 25 - May 15


50 years of fibre


You are invitated to the Etobicoke Handspinners and Weavers Guild’s 50th Anniversary event, being celebrated at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke from April 25 to May 15. We are one of six resident groups at the Centre and feel the theme of inspiration and sustainability is currently very relevant and should inspire and spark the interest of many people. 

The “50 Mile Coat” – local materials and hand crafted! 

We started by attending the shearing and the fleeces are being prepared in readiness for the ensuing jobs. These will be carried out during the exhibit at the Centre by our Guild members and local spinning and weaving friends. We also welcome members of the public who wish to try their hand in whatever activity is evolving when they visit. 

The Exhibition

The Main Gallery will show case the wonderful and diverse creations of our EHS members along with the work on the “Coat”. 

The Hall Gallery will be a Juried Show of work by NPCC’s other 5 resident groups - the entries, in their chosen field, having been ‘inspired by’ pictures of a variety of EHS material or work, colour, design, texture, etc. 


The finished coat will be “unveiled” at the reception and we do hope you will be able to join us to celebrate this event.

Dress code is “business casual” and a fellow guest will be welcome.


We also encourage you to visit our website for a calendar and detailed information re the work on the ‘Coat’ during this event.