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:
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
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…
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
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.
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.
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
April 15 – 20. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs.
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.
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.
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.
Hennie Aikman June Boyle Brenda Caswell Karen Caswell Margaret Kelly
Gayle Lobban Pippa Moore Karrie Phelps Jesse Schut Gail Tellett
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Join Coast Salish Weaver Jessica Silvey for a fun cedar basket weaving workshop! All materials included. Please pack your own lunch.
Please pre-pay at time of registration. Registration and details at
Class size limited to 12 people.
Sponsored by the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Nina and her family have lived in Powell River since 1978, and she has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form. In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour. Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous amounts of pollution created when flushing chemicals and dyes into our natural water systems. (see site for more) Show runs to March 24th.
Textiles, fibres and handspun yarns from Yvonne Stowell & Marilynn Wiebe.
Then open January thru March Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm or by appointment: 604.780.2834.
At Wildflower Quilting Studio in Wilson Creek.