Mary Black Fund Bursary

The Mary Black Fund was established in 1982 to honour Mary E. Black, an internationally known author, teacher and weaver. Money from this fund is available annually as a bursary, or bursaries, to all active ASH members for the promotion and advancement of spinning and/or weaving. Application details are here.

Dorothy Hill Award of Achievement

To be awarded to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in the promotion of Hand weaving, Spinning, Dyeing, and other fiber arts through the maintenance of high standards, sharing of knowledge, personal involvement and community involvement. Details and a nomination form are here.
  • 2016 - Wendy Landry
  • 2015 - Joleen Gordon
  • 2013 – Daphne Trenaman
  • 2012 – Fran Nowakowski
  • 2008 – Alicia Marr
  • 2003 – Florence Margeson
  • 2002 – Joan Thorne

Mary E. Black Award of Excellence in Weaving

Awarded at the Maritime Fall Fair until discontinued in 2009. Now awarded when there is an exhibit of members work.

  • 2015 - Su Mathers
  • 2013 – Joyce Chown
  • 2008 – Fran Nowakowski
  • 2006 – Linda Maxwell
  • 2005 – Margot Lindener
  • 2004 – Fran Nowakowski
  • 2000 – Anke Fox

Joan Thorne Award of Excellence in Spinning

Inaugural award presented at Archives Exhibit in 2013.

  • 2015 - Daphne Trenaman
  • 2013 – Kristina Vermeulen

Honorary President

Selected by the Executive upon nomination; free membership to ASH and a certificate

  • Dorothy Hill (until her death in 2011)
  • Violet Black (until her death in 1991)
  • Mary Black (until her death in 1988)

Honorary Member

Selected by the Executive upon nomination; free membership to ASH and a certificate