The following people, guilds or organizations will be participating in the Festival in one way or another by doing a demonstration, a hands on activity or a beginners class. 

  • Peterborough Wood Carvers
  • The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough
  • Kawartha & Canadian Gourders
  • Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild
  • Kawartha Potters’ Guild
  • Quilts for Cancer Peterborough County
  • Kawartha Rug Hooking Group
  • Margaret Seaton – Fused Glass
  • Sue Flanagan – Felting
  • Linda Patterson – Doll Maker
  • Peterborough Yarn Shop
  • Mary Marsden – Powertex
  • Phantasia Bead Art
  • Len De Graaf & Steven Schrade
  • Kawartha Woodturners’ Guild
  • Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio
  • Kimat Designs/Embroidery & Zentangle®
  • Warsaw Knitters
  • Mary Croxson – Scrapbooking

Peterborough Wood Carvers

The Peterborough Wood Carvers meet at the Activity Centre each week on Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough. The Ontario Wood Carvers Association – OWCA – is the Umbrella Group for Wood Carving Clubs across Ontario.

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough was founded in 1979, becoming the 10th Guild to join the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Inc (EAC), and was a founding guild of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN) in 1983.  We are a small group of dedicated needleworkers who meet monthly to discuss, share and learn more about the art of the threaded needle.

The Guild offers a diverse program that changes each year. Generally, there are workshops, mini lessons and/or speakers on topics and/or techniques designed to enable our members to broaden their knowledge and expertise.

Contact them through their website at

Kawartha & Canadian Gourders

Your Online Resource for Gourd Art & Gourd Growing in Canada. Committed to bringing the world of Gourd Art to Canada, we the Canadian Gourd Society provide our members with information, resources and encouragement by way of organized events, structured workshops, online utilities such as a message forum and website and last but not least, our monthly publication, Canadian Gourder.

Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild

In our guild we have weavers, spinners, felters and fibre dyers of all levels of experience and expertise. We enjoy getting together to learn, share and teach to get better at the crafts we love. We’re dedicated to passing down these wonderful skills so that future generations can feel the sense of joy and accomplishment from making beautiful and useful objects with their own hands.

So if you are interested, come and check us out! We always welcome guests and new members.



Len De Graaf &  Steven Schrade 

Len de Graaf does Rug hooking/Punchhooking/ YarnPainting and is part of the Oshawa Burlap Loopers.

Steven Schrade will be demonstrating branch weaving.

Kawartha Rug Hooking Group

A group of traditional and punch needle rug hookers who meet Monday mornings at Activity Haven to hook together and share stories and laughter. Fun and friendly – everyone welcome.

Rug Hooking is held every Monday from 9 -1 (except for holidays when Activity Haven is closed). Everyone works on an individual project, but there is lots of sharing and learning from other members there. Most people do traditional rug hooking with wool strips, but a few people hook with yarn as well and some people use a punch needle versus a traditional hook.

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Margaret Seaton – Fused Glass

Fused glass is the process of layering various colours, textures, paint and pre-formed glass shapes into a design. Once complete the collection of glass is heated in a kiln at temperatures of 1300 – 1700 degrees for 12-14 hours to “fuse” it together. Once fused the piece is fine-tuned using various cold working techniques – and voilà, a beautiful piece of art, ready to frame or mount. Margaret specializes in using “frit” (small pieces of crushed glass), powders,  soft hand pulled glass shards and paint along with various embellishing techniques to create one of a kind art pieces.

Sue Flanagan – Felting

Sue currently teaches wool painting, needle-felting and wet felting in the Buckhorn area. She has done lunch and learns (1 1/2hour) explaining the  three techniques.

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Linda Patterson – Doll Maker

Linda creates Fine Art one-of-a-kind dolls from various materials, such as polymer clay, air-dry clay, cloth, and needle-felted wool. Each doll is sculpted or formed entirely by hand. The costume of each doll is designed and sewn by Linda, often entirely by hand. Historically referenced dolls wear clothing that is as close to the period as possible. Each costume is the result of hours of research and hand sewing, occasionally using up-cycled fabrics.  You can visit Linda’s website at

Kawartha Woodturners’ Guild

The Kawartha Woodturners Guild (KWG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning.

The Kawartha Woodturners Guild meets at the Peterborough Lions Community Centre, at 347 Burnham Street, on the second Tuesday of the month, except July and August, at 7:00 p.m.. The non-profit KWG provides a rewarding activity for both men and women.

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

Painting is such a relaxing activity. Stop by our booth to watch watercolour and oil painters at work.

Chat with the artists to learn more about what they are doing. If you want to give painting a try, stop at our Hands on Activity and paint a pine tree. We look forward to sharing with you.

Kimat Designs/Embroidery & Zentangle®

The motto of Zentangle® is “You Can Do Anything, One Stroke at a Time”

Zentangle is fascinating, fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Any age or skill level, It increases focus and creativity by creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Warsaw Knitters

The Warsaw Knitters will be demonstrating their knitting skills on Saturday only. You can ask questions about knitting, and even knit a bookmark to take home with you. Knitting is a great hobby to keep your hands busy and to make many useful items. Give it a try!

Kawartha Potters’ Guild

The Kawartha Potters’ Guild is a not-for-profit, founded in 1993 to promote the art and craft of ceramics in the community and to provide a forum for local potters to share their experiences and knowledge of clay.

The Peterborough Yarn Shop

Christina Pridie officially opened the doors to the public in April 2011 to her Peterborough Yarn Shop.  Her mission is to change the world one knitter, one crocheter at a time.  They offer classes as well as a large selection of wool and all the accessories you need to keep you happy and knitting.
432 Rogers St. (back lot)
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 1W9

Mary Croxson – Scrapbooking/Cardmaking

Mary Teaches scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops in her home studio, or at other locations upon request.

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Jacqui McCloy Pell – Phantasia Bead Art

Tapestry bead weaving is done on a loom using tiny beads called Delica in a size 11/0. It is the same process as weaving with fabric but is done with beads in much finer detail than fabric weaving. A bead tapestry weaver works from a pattern either purchased or created by the weaver. A mini bead tapestry can be created with as few as 2,000 beads. A larger tapestry can include 15,000 beads and more. The largest tapestry I’ve completed had 26,000 beads. It is a craft that requires patience but the end result is well worth the time spent. I’ve been creating beaded tapestries for more than 10 years.  

Quilts for Cancer Peterborough

Quilts for Cancer Peterborough County is a volunteer organization whose mission it is to make and deliver quilts to cancer patients in our community. The quilts are indented to provide comfort and warmth to those undergoing cancer treatment.

The volunteers will be at the festival showing the process of how they make quilts. Drop by their table and purchase a raffle ticket to win a quilt and to supply support for their very worthy cause.