Friday, December 25, 2015

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON hosts its annual CABIN FEVER WEEKEND at the Odessa Fairgrounds for some wintertime PLAY DATE fun - Friday through Sunday, January 22-24th... Come Play!

Our FIBREWORKS Kingston Guest Artist for April 22-24th is the renowned LORRAINE ROY from Dundas, ON, and she posted this beautiful Christmas Quilt on her Facebook page with great New Year/Holiday wishes to friends and Lorraine Roy art enthusiasts and the message below:


Thanks to all of the students who registred for Lorraine's workshop! We are pleased you decided to  make time in your calendar to spend time with Lorraine at St. Lawrence College and enjoy a weekend focused on her "Tree Series" Workshop.


January 22-24th, 2016

As January can be the month when we all are feeling a bit of a let down and a stirring feeling of Cabin Fever... we have reserved the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall once again for a weekend of fibre play Open to everyone!  
The Fee for the entire weekend (3 full days) is $60 
(and yes, the fee applies whether  you come for 1, 2 or all three days - just to help pay the hall rental)

Happy New Year - come help me celebrate 2016!

You can come and work on whatever your heart and sewing calendar allows... 

Possible projects:
- Sewing/Embroidery/ Projects and UFO's
- Weaving or spinning projects - love to have the spinners out and perhaps the Tapestry Weavers!!
- Plan a great outfit for spring or stitch up some home decor to be ready for spring
- Work on your entries for up coming Exhibitions (Quilt Canada, THREADWORKS, a SAQA Show... KFA?
-  Play with some Modern Quilt Projects (Modern Quilt group members so very welcome) ... or work on catching up on your Quilt Guild Block of the Month project a treat from me, we will start the weekend by including a full day of 
SNOW/ICE Dyeing on FRIDAY January 22nd... 

All dye supplies (except your fabric) will be furnished - the dyes, the auxiliaries (soda ash for your fabric) and the table cover will all be in place and ready for you! 

The process is fun and easy and can work around all of the other projects you will be working on over the weekend... This project will be shared on FRIDAY morning (you will LOVE IT) and you can use my dyes all the rest of the weekend. (and yes, I will share the process on Saturday and Sunday too! Just in case you can't come Friday!)

YOU will need a bucket or dishpan for each batch with a screen or other "elevating" device in the bottom to keep the fabric from sitting in the dye. 

You will need 1/2 to 1 metre pieces of fabric, washed and ready to dye. We will soak in Soda Ash at the workshop 
 In case there is no snow, we will be using ICE CUBES which create amazing patterns...


** The workshop days will run 9-5 pm every day -  Friday the 22nd, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th  9-5 each day so just enjoy some fun with like minded stitchers!

**as this is not a "class" weekend except for Friday come when you can and stay as long as you want.

 Treats will be in the kitchen all weekend, a few power bars and lots of tables for your biggest projects!

Please copy and print /complete the  Registration Form on the Side Bar here at the Blog or attached with your email!

Hoping to see lots of you come out and join us at the Odessa hall January 22-24th... come on, we all need some time with friends after the flurry of the busy fall 2015 and the holiday shopping and planning/baking.

Please feel to call or email Bethany with questions...
(seats will be held and supplies list for Snow/Ice Dyeing sent with paid registration!)

613-376-6150 or

See you in January and do consider all of our upcoming Fibreworks weekends in March, April, and May 2016!

March 11-13th - SAYWARD JOHNSON (beautiful knitted orbs above - Knitting with Wire)

St Ignatius Bean #2

April 22-34th - LORRAINE ROY - TREE SERIES - St.Ignatius Bean #2 pictured above



Karen in studio above... always moving forward with fresh, new ideas.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fibreworks invites you to take time during January and visit the beautiful CELEBRATE THE SEVEN Exhibition presented by The John M. Parrott Gallery in Bellville's Public Library

Hoping you might  connect with a friend and make time for a drive to Belleville
January 7 and February 11, 2016

The John M. Parrott Gallery 
is on the third floor of the Belleville Pubic Library
Hours listed on the card detail above....

Please enjoy the beautiful hand and stitch work of our award winning 
many of whom you may know as friends from SAQA or area Stitchery/Quilt guilds
 and the many Exhibitions the members have been involved with in Ontario and beyond.

Please feel free to click on the art cards here, save in your photo organizer and forward the information to friends in your area.

Happiest New Year to each of you - See you in 2016!