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Opening Reception: A Sense of Place

What is a sense of place?
In our art practice, we are influenced by our environment and our experiences.
We were born and raised in Southern Manitoba and the influences of our Mennonite heritage and prairie environment have always been a steady thread in our work.
Our art always reflects our love of colour and texture and is expressed in a variety of fibre art media. Our heritage influences our work ethic and our desire to surround ourselves with beauty and function.
This collection of textile/fibre art reflects our interpretation of the world around and within us.
Y. Stowell & M. Wiebe

The Serendipitous Bundle. Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel

This experimental journey begins with looking at which botanical materials print well in close contact with silk and merino wool… and what effect different natural dyes offer. There will be the choice of creating a unique silk scarf or a merino shawl.

Part of this exploration will look also at the occasional beautiful marks left on the paper used in the process after the fun of unrolling our bundles.

The further step of over-dyeing with indigo will be demonstrated.

All materials are provided for this beginner friendly class.

FibreWorks Gallery provides a complimentary light lunch

Opening Reception: Theme & Variation

A solo show by Jean Curry

“Theme and Variation is a form of musical composition that begins with a main melody (theme) that is altered or changed in some way throughout the piece. These alterations are called ‘variations’.

When working in a series, an artist can also take a theme (image/concept) and use variations of it throughout a body of work.

Music and art are intertwined in my life. I am a choral singer. I am a fibre artist. Both are very process oriented methods of creating and use problem solving skills.

Macgee Cloth Textile Mill / Sundays at the Mill

Sundays. Open House / Steampunk Tour / Shopping for handcrafted eco-friendly heirloom blankets at the Macgee Cloth Textile Mill.

You are invited to join us at our Steampunk Textile Mill for a tour of our working craft museum, to witness the mighty Dobcross Loom in action and of course to experience our bespoke blankets in person.

1 – 4 pm – Tour starts at 2 pm

Please RSVP ahead of time to:
laurieverchomin@macgeecloth.com

The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond

Slowing down the production, reconnecting the creative.

The Contemplative Stitch – Boro class introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Today, however, Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled. You will enjoy the journey through the history and practice of Boro and its application of stitch.

Perfect for beginners or seasoned sewers, no sewing machines or technology required…

Opening Reception: “connected”

What connects you to the world? Are your connections strong shared experiences or are you delicately held together by a single thread? Are your connections worn and strengthened by the passage of time or are they shiny-new and untested?

We are all connected somehow to something… come and explore them

Taming of the Hue – Techniques and Strategies for Understanding and Exploring Color with Robyn Spadey

Color can feel like an ominous world to enter. What seems like second nature to some can be a vast sphere of uncertainty to others. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of tools. techniques, and strategies to assist them in exploring different ways of incorporating colour into their projects and give them more confidence in discovering new colour horizons. Little is required to bring . . . although, a sense of adventure and a desire to learn more about colour is key.

Extreme Warp Makeover with Robyn Spadey

June 11 – 12. Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves.

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes

This exhibition features four internationally known, award winning artists who work in a wide variety of media and styles. Inspired by nature and their West Coast surroundings they have created works which pay homage to textile traditions while each establishing their own unique, contemporary style.

“Art is art, nature is nature, you cannot improve upon it.” Emily Carr

Anni Hunt | Kaija Rautiainen | Michelle Sirois-Silver | Catherine Nicholls

Spin In at the Yurts

last Thursday of the month. The Studio is home to the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weaver’s Guild spin-ins on the last Thursday of every month. Bring your wheel and something for the potluck table to share for lunch; all levels of knowledge and skill are welcome.

Master Spinner Course: Level One

April 22 – 27. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs.
The Master Spinner program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibres, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns. At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical projects, oral presentations and skill development.

Master Weaver Course: Level Two

April 15 – 20. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs.

LEVEL TWO:
Successful completion of the previous level is required to continue in the program.

These studies expand on knowledge and skill gained from working through the coursework and assignments of Level I.

Master Weaver Course: Level One

April 8 – 13. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs.

The foundation class for the Artisan designation of the Master Weaver Program. It provides the basis for an ongoing exploration into weave structures, colour & design, and focuses on refining skills with materials and equipment.

Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out

The challenge for this collection was for each artist to use an acrylic pour as inspiration to create a textile/fibre art piece, measuring 18 inches by 24 inches. Smaller complementary pieces could also accompany the artist’s main entry.

Participating Artists
Hennie Aikman June Boyle Brenda Caswell Karen Caswell Margaret Kelly
Gayle Lobban Pippa Moore Karrie Phelps Jesse Schut Gail Tellett

Mark of the Hand Studio

Textiles, fibres and handspun yarns from Yvonne Stowell and Marilynn Wiebe.

Open January thru March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment: 604.780.2834 or markofthehand.yvonne@gmail.com.

Cedar Basket Workshop

Join Coast Salish Weaver Jessica Silvey for a fun cedar basket weaving workshop! All materials included. Please pack your own lunch.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Please pre-pay at time of registration. Registration and details at
http://www.penderharbourheritage.ca/weavingclass-march2020.html

Class size limited to 12 people.​

Sponsored by the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society

PR – Needle-Felting as a Surface Design & Mending Technique

Learn the secrets for embellishing/or mending wool garments, such as mittens, bags or sweaters. As long as its wool, you can create your own one of a kind designs using a variety of needle felting techniques and tools.

Instructor – Diana Roxburgh
$35 (plus supply fee $10)
Wednesday
February 19th, 2020 6 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-register at eunoia fibre studio & gallery in the Townsite Market – Open 10-5, Tuesday to Saturday

PR – The Contemplative Stitch – Boro plus the Basics

will include an introduction of Basic Embroidery Stitches for the enhancement of your boro or other stitching projects. Through the application of a few basic stitches, participants will explore the ‘zen’ of hand stitching and discover the joy in working ‘with stitch’ to create decorative, functional and story-filled pieces.

Instructor – Wendy Drummond
$45 (plus supply fee $10)
February 4th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
February 18th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Pre-register at eunoia fibre studio & gallery in the Townsite Market – Open 10-5, Tuesday to Saturday
Register early – Class size is limited.

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