Craft has helped shaped the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an integral part of our present, and it is crucial for the sense of pride and identity we hope to carry into our future. Six practicing instructors and craftspeople who are experts in their field will share their knowledge and skill through a Friday evening lecture and Saturday single-day workshop in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.  Lectures are open to the public and everyone is welcome! Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
All lectures and workshops will be held at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art & Design, 278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL.


Celebrate Craft: Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald
Explore the Tradition of Weaving

Lecture: Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm
Jessica McDonald will present the history of weaving in Newfoundland and Labrador, and how she created a unique contemporary weaving practice that adds to this important tradition.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you always wanted to try weaving? In this workshop, learn the mechanics of weaving, explore the use of texture and colour, and try a simple weaving pattern. Already have some weaving experience? Enjoy some hands-on time with a talented instructor to help you advance your skills. Some basic supplies are provided and additional supplies will be available for purchase in class. Sign up early as this class is limited to seven participants.
$75 (includes HST, advanced registration required)

Please note: This weaving class is full but we do keep waiting lists, so let us know if you are interested in doing this workshop and we'll let you know if a space becomes available.  Call us at 739-7623 or email <>


Price: $75.00

Celebrate Craft: Susan Furneaux

Susan Furneaux
The Joys of Embroidery

Lecture: Friday, November 24, 7:00 pm
Join local expert Susan Furneaux to hear tales of historic needlework from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Tufting Workshop: Saturday, November 25, new time! 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore the traditional and creative embroidery technique of hair tufting.  By combining basic embroidery stitches with metal threads, beads and caribou or moose hair, create a small, one of a kind piece suitable for framing. All skill levels welcome.
Reduced price! $65 (includes HST & all supplies, advanced registration required)

Price: $65.00

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This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.