Monday, September 29, 2014

LYNNE MORIN, Fibrework's Guest Artist for Workshop #2 in our Series 2014/15...

Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshop #2
LYNNE MORIN, Guest Instructor
November 7-9th, 
St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus 

Saturday and Sunday WORKSHOP DAYS, 
November 8-9, 2014, Room 00060
Workshop Fee $150
Printable Registration form on the right sidebar pages

WELCOME to AUTUMN... Lynne painted Sunflowers and developed  beautifully focused flower-head centres in fibre to bring this painted piece to life.

YES!! We are so pleased to be able to host LYNNE for her Workshop Weekend and that we will have this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow along with a renowned, multifaceted and much admired Instructor.

Please think about joining us... we have just a few seats left. Join Lynne and friends to explore a new beginning to the use of paint and fibre in all original art work. The two-day Workshop Weekend is running November 7-9th at St. Lawrence College, Room 00060.

Lynne's Friday evening Lecture is planned for November 7th and everyone is welcome! Lecture 7 -9 pm, Room 12040, Upper Level in the Link Corridor, Administrative Wing.

Your Workshop #2 Registration Form is on the right sidebar here at the blog. 

Please email Fibreworks Coordinator, Bethany Garner: fibreworkskingston@gmail to confirm your intent to join in on the fun.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MAGGIE VANDERWEIT MEREDITH WORKSHOP brought much fun and creative playtime to FIBREWORKS students...

Photo thanks to Maggie
 WRAP and RUST DYEING Weekend...

What a wonderfully fun filled workshop we had this past weekend with MAGGIE VANDERWEIT MEREDITH... and a terrific blog post from Maggie after she returned home to Fergus shows many of our students in "play mode". 
Pop on over to Maggie's blog to see  more great photos ...

Maggie caught some great smiles
The Odessa Fairgrounds Hall was alive with focused activity and FUN! Literally hundreds of pieces of beautifully planned eco dyed and rusted fabrics emerged from the pots of dye stuff including fall foliage, local flowers, berries and pods. Metal was included for the "marks" that make eco dyed fabrics unique.
The hall kitchen bustled with activity and the grounds surrounding the hall were filled with "milk soaked" fabrics on drying racks in preparation for the laying of the plant material before bundling for the cook pots. Sights and smells were abundant and truly inspiring. Students shared favourite collections of plants and flowers, catalpa pods and rusty bits! Nearly every inch of space was filled with buckets and bins of leaves, vines, berries and FABRIC in varying sizes.
Our Instructor did an amazing job sharing her recommendations of fabrics that would yield excellent results... thanks too Maggie, for all of the purchasing, cutting, folding and toting of fabrics and supplies we would NOT have otherwise had for this workshop.  Giving us all of the great printed guidelines to follow once at home and sharing terrific demonstrations throughout the weekend provided the guidance needed to be successful at home. We know the participants will have a fun-filled fall season of creating beautiful eco prints.
Layout is an all important part of Maggie's process and preparation
Sunshine on Saturday meant pre work went really well!

THANKS MAGGIE and to all of our great students this past weekend! Loved having you with us.
We hope each of you reading the blog will consider how important and educational our Weekend Workshops Series can be to your artistic career path. Presenting opportunities for learning from the best of the best Instructors is what  our FIBREWORKS Kingston Weekend Workshops Series is all about. Come Play!!

Cathie shares great results - photo by Maggie V.

Next up: LYNNE MORIN from Ottawa, November 7-9, 2014, St. Lawrence College - see the blog post below or visit Lynne's Workshop PAGE on the right Sidebar... Workshop #2. Register soon to ensure that you will not miss the chance to learn all new techniques and some invaluable information from Lynne about working in Series.
Smiles all around as the bundles were opened - thanks Maggie!

Friday, September 19, 2014

LYNNE MORIN, renowned Ontario Fibre Artist will join us November 7-9th for her outstanding DESIGN WORKSHOP

Emerging From Chaos, Lynne Morin

Lynne uses fibre and found objects in her the most beautiful ways, ensuring that her viewers are treated with  sumptuous layering of different textures, types of fibre including felt, silk, wool, slubbed and raised surfaces, loose fibres, stitched threads and embellishments and a most exciting new addition to her work is PAINT! 

On her weekend with our students at FIBREWORKS KINGSTON WEEKEND WORKSHOP #2, November 7-9, 2014, Lynne will explore many of the unusual but extremely effective techniques she brings into her new work - and yes, it may appear to be "THE SAME - BUT  DIFFERENT" you are right... and the best way to explore using new and exciting media and techniques is to study with and learn from those in the Fibre Community who are doing just that!

The data collecting - adding bits and pieces of  knowledge/techniques as work evolves  in exploration and play with fabric, threads, sketches and planning new work over the weekend with Lynne with allow students the opportunity to stretch in all new directions ...

Yes, there will be painting of canvas... removed in the classroom  from a frame, painted and embellished with the addition of fabrics to enhance design elements, and certainly by the use of machine or hand stitch that is designed to support the direction each student sees as the next step toward their finished work. The goal is creating work that is exhibition ready, as the painted and stitched canvas will be re-mounted to the frame for display. Tips and tricks Lynne has learned as she developed her new series for 2014/15 will be the topic for discussion, with lots of individual attention for each student over the two day, intensive learning weekend at St. Lawrence College.

We invite you to join us - a few seats are available in the workshop weekend. Don't miss the chance to study with Lynne - her design savvy and hugely well recognized ability to coach and support students as they grow into their personal Exhibition strategies. Lynne's work is seen across Ontario and Canada in Galleries, solo exhibitions and in private collections.

Lynne Morin's "Sunflower" - painted canvas with fibre
Registration is open... visit Lynne's Workshop Page on the sidebar here at the blog, and send your registration soon to make sure YOU will be a part of the fun and learning opportunities. We can guarantee Lynne will be able to share information to make your design experience perhaps a bit of "THE SAME - but (surely) DIFFERENT" .

Email Bethany Garner for information about Lynne's Workshop Registration:

Email Lynne with questions:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Please join us for MAGGIE VANDERWEIT MEREDITH Lecture, Friday evening, September 19, 2014

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON welcomes Maggie to our Opening Series 2014/15 Lecture... and Maggie's "WRAP AND RUST DYEING" Workshop weekend.... and we invite each of you to join us for her Lecture/TRUNK SHOW evening next week.

Room 12040
LINK CORRIDOR, Administration Wing
E12 entrance, upstairs to the left
(accessibility via elevator to the rear of stairs on the lower level)
7-9 pm
The Lecture is open to the Public - $5 at the door - so do bring friends! 
Light Refreshments

Maggie is bringing a wonderful assortment of her beautiful hand dyed/printed fabrics/framed art that are the basis for the WRAP AND RUST DYEING Weekend Workshop. You will not want to miss this opportunity to visit with Maggie and see her amazing work. Some pieces will be available for purchase at the evening Lecture/Trunk Show, so bring your checkbook.

The college is located at the corner of Portsmouth Ave and Front Rd/King St. in Kingston's west end.
Please come into the campus off Country Club Drive (a right turn off King St. coming from the east ). On Country Club Dr., take the second right turn into the campus, and drive past the Technology Building on the right. The parking lots closest to the E12 entrance are just past the Tech. building... look for the E12 door on the south side of the two parking lots.

Signage will point the way to the 12040 Room location, upstairs on level two...turn left into the Gray Wing corridor linking to the cafeteria. Our Room will be second on the left after coming through the double doors.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ANOTHER UPDATE: Maggies Workshop is now full!

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Maggie Vanderweit Meredith, 2014
Traveling with CQA/ACC Invitational Show
"It's Time For Colour:
Hoping you will join us for WORKSHOPS #2 with Lynne Morin in November or Workshop #3 with Holly Dean in April 2015 or share time with the dynamic DIANNE GIBSON in Workshop #4 in May or 2015.

All of the details are in the Workshop Pages listed on the sidebar here at the Blog.

To ask for your pdf copy of our 2014/15 FIBREWORKS Kingston Brochure, email Bethany Garner:

Also, please join us for  Maggie's Lecture evening, FRIDAY, September 19th at St. Lawrence College, Room 12040 in the Link Corridor, Administration Wing. 7-9 pm Bring friends!