Heritage Artisan Skills

Lower level of Peterborough Square

360 George St N, Unit 3 Peterborough ON, K9H 7E7

Peterborough, ON

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History & heritage

Fibre & textile arts

Visual arts

Members of Artisans Centre Peterborough will be presenting demonstrations, displays and hands on activities from fibre, gourd and woodturning arts. Saturday September 24th will focus on Gourds, Saturday October 1st will focus on Fibre - Spinning and Weaving, and Saturday October 15th will focus on Woodturning. Each day, there will be live demonstrations to show the techniques, tools and materials used in our artisan work. Displays of work done by our members will be on display to show the variety and range of what can be done in each discipline. You will learn about the history of the skills shown. When possible, we will have small make and take opportunities for visitors to participate in. Our centre will be open during these times so you can have a tour of our facility.

Sat 24 Sep
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat 01 Oct
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat 15 Oct
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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This event is free.

  • Dying a design on a hard-shelled gourd rainstick
    Gourd Rainstick
  • Turning a pen on a lathe
  • Fleece spun into yarn before being woven on a loom
    Weaving with hand spun wool
  • Come and see the opportunities to learn something new
    Learn, Create, Share, Teach

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Artisans Centre Peterborough

The mission of the Artisans Centre Peterborough is to preserve heritage artisans’ skills and enhance the community of Peterborough and the Kawarthas by providing education and skills training to the public, from children to seniors. The Artisans Centre provides a facility equipped with equipment, tools, supplies and print resources; instructors; and a registration system, for interest groups in the region to meet, teach and exchange ideas, skills and techniques. We currently teach classes in fibre, woodturning and gourding, as well as other artisan crafts for example Kumihimo and tatting. Fibre classes include Weaving, Fibre Art, Felting, Dyeing, Spinning. Basic woodturning runs every month, also frequently teach Sharpening Woodturning Tools, Basic Pen Turning, Peppermill, Natural Edge Bowl. Specialty Gourd classes are offered once a month, with Beginner Gourd Art offered bi-monthly. We offer classes for children during the March Break and the Summer Holidays.


360 George St N, Unit 3 Peterborough ON, K9H 7E7

Peterborough, ON

We will be located in the atrium, lower level of the mall, at the west end. You can park for free in the underground parking at the east end of the mall.




This event is wheelchair accessible.