Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer textile arts events at FibreWorks

Mark your calendars for the opening of the next exhibition – “Architextiles” by FibreSix – “meet the artists reception” Saturday, June 22 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Holding Space/Moving Energy continues through to June 16th with Amber Friedman’s silk batik paintings and Erin Hamilton’s coiled sculptures.

Join Amber on Friday, June 7th, beginning 2:00 p.m. for an artist’s lecture – an opportunity to peak with Amber about her passion of colour – particularly the natural extracts from your garden and forest. Amber will be presenting a workshop June 8 & 9 (Sat & Sun) – Nature’s Extracts – natural dyeing with local plants.  Participants will collect local plants and tree bark and learn the techniques to extract dyes from the forest and garden materials.  Amber will provide the materials to dye with the extracts and steam set your “dye paintings” from local plants.  The workshop fee of $275 plus tax includes $75 of supplies to create your nature’s palette.

To register, contact Yvonne at 604-883-2380 or email
The May weaving workshops with Mary Bentley and the wax & dye workshop with Els van Baarle again created lots of energy and colour at FibreWorks – enjoy the images below:

FibreWorks Studio is open to the public – with a variety of spinning/felting fibres and handspun yarns.
Weaver’s Circle continues throughout the summer -- Wednesdays – an opportunity to drop in and work with Mary Bentley as you hone your weaving skills – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – bring your lunch and a $10 drop-in fee.

The last Thursday of every month finds the spinners of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild in FibreWorks studio with a rainbow of fibres and a variety of wheels.  If you are a handspinner (wheel or spindle) or a want to be – join us for a supportive opportunity to explore different spinning techniques and different fibres.  Handknitters and felters and rughookers are also most welcome to join the festivities – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – bring a contribution to the potluck lunch table.

There is a sale of Louet dyed fibres (30% off) in Yvonne’s studio – to make room for the local llama and alpaca fibres and handspun yarns.  The Louet dyed fibres include merino, merino & silk, corriedale, soy/wool and bamboo/mohair/wool blends.

Enjoy the spring sunshine and join us at the yurts for a variety of activities – open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment (604-883-2380).

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park, BC

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