WASOON, The Weavers and Spinners Of Ontario North,
is a collective of the various Fibre Arts guilds
across Northern Ontario, Canada.
We have local groups in North Bay, Timmins, Kapuskasing, Val Rita, Saulte Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake, Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Sudbury.
The WASOON 2O16 Conference
Every two years one of our guilds hosts an amazing weekend conference. WASOON 2016 will run from Friday May 27th to Sunday 29th at College Boreal in Sudbury, Ontario. We have an amazing line up of workshops to fill the weekend, a new fun idea for breaking the ice at our opening reception on Friday, and a banquet and keynote presentation on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of weaving in the North.
We have a good selection of vendors, so ifthere are weaving or spinning tools you are looking for, or if you need to restock on raw materials, we look forward to seeing you at the foot of the rock.
For conference details see the WASOON 2016 page:
Registration for the conference does not include accommodation, however a new block of rooms have been set aside at the Cambrian College residence on their nearby campus, and we have negotiated special rates at two local hotels:
Collège Boréal Residence - 21 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury, ON
“WASOON” rate $65 / night for a 2 bedroom suite - 2 single beds. Limited Availability for Thursday night only. RCC have opened up the Cambrian College residences at their Barrydowne Road campus - Please inquire by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarion Hotel - (705) 674-7517
117 Elm Street, Sudbury, ON, P3C 1T3
“WASOON” Rate: $107.99 / standard room – 2 double beds
Radisson Hotel - (705) 675-1123
85 Ste. Anne Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E 4S4
“0516WASOON” Rate: $119 / standard room – 2 double beds
Whether you are a lifetime textile worker or new to the art, we invite you to join us.
We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from weavers and spinners, new and old.