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Macgee Cloth Textile Mill / Sundays at the Mill

to DEC. 20 FROM 1-4 PM
Please join us at our Textile Mill any Sunday to witness our reclaimed 1936 Dobcross loom in action and to view our new fall collection of superbly hand-crafted heirloom blankets.
In keeping with the safe B.C. Health guidelines we can only safely accommodate up to 5 in a group. We suggest you call ahead to schedule your visit. Sorry no wheelchair access. Parking available next to the Mill.
TO BOOK A VISIT
Contact: Laurie 604-885-8450 | laurieverchomin@macgeecloth.com

Art Exhibition: Shifting Landscapes

Wed-Sun to October 25th. 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

The Serendipitous Bundle. Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel – CANCELLED

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

Slow Sundays — Stitching with Ursula Greiner

This season I invite you to come at noon and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a local expert in knitting, spinning, stitching & dyeing. From 12-1 each Sunday we will welcome a local artist to lead a drop in help session for you to have the ability to ask questions and get hands on help in a particular skill… from 1- 4 the group will continue in a relaxed and social way for the rest of the afternoon. Participants coming from 12 – 1 will be asked to pay a $10 drop in fee for the experience.

— Please bring your own materials/equipment to participate. questions? call the gallery

Opening Reception: Theme & Variation – CANCELLED

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.

Slow Sundays — Knitting with Donna Goulette

Come at noon and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a local expert in knitting, spinning, stitching & dyeing. From 12-1 each Sunday we will welcome a local artist to lead a drop in based learning opportunity for you to have the ability to ask questions and get hands on help in a particular skill… from 1- 4 the group will continue in a relaxed and social way for the rest of the afternoon. Participants coming from 12 – 1 will be asked to pay a $10 drop in fee for the experience.

–Please bring your own materials/equipment to participate. Questions? call the gallery at 604-883-2380

Spin IN

last Thursday of the month to September 24 ~ no drop in fee requested this summer, as no tea or coffee will be provided this season for safety reasons ~

The Studio is home to the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weaver’s Guild spin-ins on the . Spin Ins resume this month and continue through the summer, (September will be weather dependent). They will be held on the deck and/or in the Studio with doors/windows open to allow for social distancing and safety protocols to be upheld.

— Please bring a personal lunch and beverage as we will need to refrain from our coveted pot luck lunches until it is safe once more.

Slow Sundays — Organic Indigo Vat with Trisha Joel

Slow Sundays are resuming this Sunday July 5th and will continue through the summer, (September will be weather dependent) as we will have the opportunity to have distance between each other by enjoying our time together on the deck outside or in the Studio with doors/windows open to allow for fresh breeze.

Come at noon and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a local expert in knitting, spinning, stitching & dyeing. From 12-1 each Sunday we will welcome a local artist to lead a drop in help session for you to have the ability to ask questions and be inspired.

The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond – CANCELLED

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” POSTPONED

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

Macgee Cloth Textile Mill / Sundays at the Mill – CANCELLED

untill further notice. 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

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

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 – CANCELLED

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 – CANCELLED

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

Master Weaver Course: Level Two – POSTPONED

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 – POSTPONED

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 – GALLERY CLOSED

Until further notice. 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

PR – Spring Retreat – Brioche Knitting with Roisin

Mar 6-7-8.  “to provide increased knowledge about the history of knitting, origins of different methods, stitches, wools and yarns, with understanding how to practice more environmental sustainability in our lives, some insights into the woolly industry, retail issues, growing sheep for wool and more. More details from https://powellriver.info/calendar/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&view=event&id=1820&catid=1&Itemid=1033

$500 per person, (min 10 participants)  includes Meals, Accommodation, Activities, Workshops.

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