Sunday, March 15, 2020

The TETT Centre is closed to the public through at least March 31st. April and May Classes at the TETT continue unless further notified, and we want to make art a focus as we work through our days of waiting for the worries of the world to pass... classes are limited to a safe number of students - so COME PLAY!

The Art of the Handmade Stitch - SEATS AVAILABLE
is for those who love to

Join Bethany and spend an afternoon stitching on WOOL 
and using simple and yet beautiful stitches that will bring your artwork to a whole new level. 
Art may be finished and framed or used as a cushion, or other home decor or added into clothing. 
All supplies are furnished in this class - just bring scissors!

MAY 3rd, 2020


I will book again just a bit later in Spring!

We will be working with thickened dyes, some flat dyeing
 and I will have a couple of Indigi vats for our 10 students to share.

You need your own cloth, table cover and tools like paintbrushes, some small containers to hold your dyes and a dishpan for pre-soaking fabrics. 
Supplies List furnished with paid registration.

Register here:

If you prefer - contact me through and arrange for a personal cheque or e-transfer.

Hope to see you at the TETT! Let's beat this lonely time with some fun with friends...

Monday, January 20, 2020

Winter blahs mean you need to get out of the house and have some time for HAND STITCH PLAY with friends old and new... join me at the TETT Centre, February 27th from 1-5 pm. Bring Friends!


Join me at the TETT Centre, 
370 King Street West, Kingston, ON
Activity Room, 1st Level
Thursday, February 27th, 1-5 pm

Classroom  project supplies provided by the Instructor,  Class Fee: $45

Have you always wanted to try your hand at 


-          Students will receive a ground cloth of linen and an embroidery hoop, needles and threads package. (Small scissors of your choice would be great to tuck in your bag for class!)
-          In this class, we will explore some traditional IMPROV stitching and add some more complex stitches that will support and enhance your design play.
-          Taking the artwork in YOUR own direction and adding some creative, original colour and stitch will give you the confidence to create artwork that can be framed or made into home d├ęcor pieces for your home or gifts.
-          This class is for those who have some experience with basic stitches, 

and everyone is Welcome!

Register through e-transfer or by cheque pre-class. 
Contact Bethany for details:  garner[at]

Winter is here and LET"S CELEBRATE!!! Come to the TETT Centre on February 22nd and share some time with me - SNOW DYEING!!!

My first experiment with dyeing fabric with fiber-reactive dye occurred a couple of years ago using SNOW. I loved the vivid results I was able to achieve and wanted to continue dyeing, but the snowy season was over. Because snow is made up of ice crystals, I decided to experiment with ice cubes. Using ice cubes to dye fabric offers year-round results very similar to snow dyeing. But best of all, I’ve found that when using ice cubes, the colors are even brighter!

So many variations to try…and just plain easy!  

What you need to know! 

This is a 4-hour class and we will get right at the work as you come in the doors! 
  • You will furnish your own threads, fabric and I will share all the dye!
  • Bring a dishpan and a colander (dollar store) to tuck your fabrics into - and you need a pan and colander for each piece if larger than 1/2 metre!
  • And YES, you can snow dye yarns that are cotton, linen, rayon, silk or Tencel!

 -  Students will experiment with how the fabric is folded. Different patterns, scrunching, tying, or folding on the diagonal will cause the fabric to have another look.
 - We will vary the amount of dry, powered dye students will use and where they apply it to the snow mounds in their colanders or onto the ice if there is no snow!
 -  Students will experiment with different color combinations of dye.
- When the weather forbids the falling snow to come on our dye day, we will use commercial bags of ice cubes.

Register by contacting Bethany at garner[at]
Credit card/Square, e-transfer and cheques are welcome for pre-registration

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter days provide us time for indoor work and HAND STITCHING is something everyone can take on - join Bethany for some fun with IMPROVISATIONAL STITCHING, February 13, 2020

at the TETT Centre, Activity Room, 1st Level
Thursday, February 13th 12-4 pm
All supplies provided by the Instructor, $45

Register for this class through Eventbrite, online here:

Have you always wanted to try your the hand at 

-         Using a cloth that feels so beautifully subtle like wool for the stitching base is a great way to start!?

-         Taking the path for the class project artwork in YOUR own direction after learning some of the basic hand stitches that everyone can create with a short tutorial and a bit of practice makes the time you spend together with new friends a valuable start on a lifelong craft you will love to share.

-         Students need not have any prior experience. Everyone welcome!

-         You will go away with a lovely piece started that you can finish in the comfort of your home and at your own pace!

-         Advanced hand-stitching classes to come in March and April.

                                              Come Play!!
     And registration may be made via e-transfer or 
cheque to Bethany Garner, 
Contact: garner[at]

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Indigo dye work is an all-time passion for me and I love to share this skill with friends old and I am hoping you might have time in your calendar to join in on the fun at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning on Thursday evening, February 20th, 6-9 pm.

All of the supplies for creating a few samples for the various wrapping, folding or stitching techniques are in the classroom for you.

Bethany's sold-out class is back! In this 3 hour workshop discover the magic of indigo dyeing with Bethany Garner. This class is designed to share multiple techniques that delight and stimulate creativity and result in a beautiful collection of hand-dyed fabric samples for you to work with after class.

Learn about fabric preparation, stitching, clamping, and wrapping techniques. Enjoy instructor-led demonstrations and free time to create! The Workshop focuses on ‘easy to use at home’, studio bucket dyeing methods that everyone can use and take away for further exploration as they develop their new skills.

Indigo Dye Workshop - For the love of Blue!
Instructor: Bethany Garner
When: Thursday, 20 February 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

* Dye materials included in class fee. Indigo Vats to share will be ready for students when they arrive.
* A comprehensive workshop handout folder is provided.
* 1 Metre of 100% Cotton, prepared for dyeing cloth for SAMPLES included.
* Students are welcome to bring their own fabrics/yarns/threads.
* Please bring a plastic container to take your wet projects home.

Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

DECEMBER 21st - Last Minute SANTA's TAKE NOTE! Creativity Studio Artists at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning are hosting a HOLIDAY MARKET this weekend and YOU are invited!

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My 'STUDIO D' located in the CREATIVITY STUDIOS on the second floor at the TETT Centre, 370 King Street West will be open all day on DECEMBER 21st 
and I would love to have friends and Fibre Arts enthusiasts drop by for a peek - 

Some of my hand-dyed  and hand-painted fabrics, 
12 x 12 art and larger wall art pieces abound! 
Great Christmas gifts for the art lovers 
with FIBRE ART on their list! 


Dragonfly Handmade
Bethany Garner Fibre Art/Weaving
Glocca Morra Farms & Studios
Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy
Vanderzee Jewelry
Adele Webster Art
Rhonda Evans Art
Linda Wolfram Fraser, The Garden Studio
Michelle Reid

And a few more vendors!


 Upcoming Workshops in the New Year!!

Details are at the TETT Events Pages here: 

Wet Felted Art Workshop with Bethany Garner

Indigo Dye Workshop - For the love of Blue!

Instructor: Bethany Garner

Happy Christmas Everyone... see you along the way!


Friday, November 22, 2019

CREATIVITY STUDIOS welcome the Kingston and area community and all Holiday visitors to our CREATIVITY STUDIOS HOLIDAY MARKET! Everyone Welcome!

I will be participating with the eight Studio Artists at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street W, Kingston Ontario. Studio artists will have their beautiful works for sale and for you to enjoy during the Holiday Market - come and take home a treasured piece of artwork for YOUR Christmas gifting,.

November 28 - December 1, 2019

Find Bethany Garner in STUDIO D on the second level of the TETT!

Shopping at The Tett Center!
Come meet the local artists /artisans in the Creativity Studios (area214, second floor, end of the hall) where they have come together to create a beautiful holiday shopping experience over a four day period!

This will correspond with the Potter's Guild Show & Sale in the Malting Tower and The Lapidary Club's Show Metal Rocks in the Rehearsal Hall.  Three floors of shopping options!

Hope you might join me this weekend as I share my hand painted and dyed fabrics at the VIBRANT Sale with the best of weaving's friends - Sunday the 24th of November, Kingston Yacht Club!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Upcoming classes for textile and fibre arts enthusiasts at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning! Please come enjoy two fun-filled evenings with area friends and newcomers to the hand made felt and Indigo Dye esign-play arts.

Wet Felted Art Workshop with Bethany Garner

Thursday, October 24th 6-9pm
 Creating cloth with your hands is one of the most satisfying activities an artist can experience!
In this workshop, students will receive an individual kit of colourful wool roving and miscellaneous yarn fibres that will be used to create an original piece of wet felted art cloth. The process is hands-on, fun and EASY! Everyone will go home with a starting point for creating hand made felt on their own, experimenting and growing their skills as they PLAY!
The handmade felted cloth can be used for various projects including scarves, vessels, wall art, table accessories, a base for embroidery and more. Please bring a plastic container or bag to bring your project home. Ages 16+
 * Wet Felting Kit included.
* A comprehensive workshop handout is provided.
Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West

Indigo Dye Workshop - For the love of Blue!

 When: Thursday, November 14th, 6-9pm
Artist: Bethany Garner
Bethany's sold-out class is back! In this 3 hour workshop, you will discover the magic of indigo dyeing as our "For the Love of Blue" Artist Instructor takes you on a journey you will love to continue at home. 
This class is designed to share multiple techniques that delight and stimulate creativity and result in a beautiful collection of hand-dyed fabric samples for you to work with after class. Everyone welcome.
Students learn about fabric preparation, stitching, clamping, and wrapping techniques. Enjoy instructor-led demonstrations and free time to create! The Workshop focuses in on ‘easy to use at home’, studio bucket dyeing methods that everyone can use and take away for further exploration as they develop their new skills.
* Dye materials included in class fee.
* A comprehensive workshop handout folder is provided.
* 1 M. of 100% Cotton, prepared for dyeing Sample Cloth included.
* Please bring a large container to take home wet papers/fabrics.
* Students are welcome to bring their own PRE-WASHED fabrics/yarns/threads. (Important for best results)
* Students may also purchase additional yardage of prepared cloth for $10 per metre, cash. (Provided yardage is pre-ordered through the Instructor at at least a week before class)
* Please bring a plastic container to take your wet projects home.
 Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West

Hope to see you there... bring a friend or two. Always great evenings filled with fun and very special projects to take home!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Registration is OPEN and the seats are beginning to fill... so choose some time between August 19 and 23rd and come play at FIBRE FOCUS Arts Camp at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall

Hi Everyone... 

 August 19-23rd

Fiber FOCUS Arts Camp - "MAKE ART TOGETHER" Gathering,
Five Days (or just pick and choose when you can join us!) 
August 19-23rd (in lieu of 'Colour on Cloth' at SLC this year)
at the Odessa Fairgrounds, Odessa ON

Classroom/ Hall and grounds space for outdoor work at the Fairgrounds Hall 
open 9:30 - 5 pm, Monday through Friday  

Choose YOUR own calendar of favourite projects and come for one day, two, three, four or definitely - all five days.   

Detailed information and registration form available by email to and the notification to the public will be posting to: 
and here at

Fees: $190.00 for the full week covers your 5-day attendance, classroom table space and handouts, some workshop supplies and Instructor sharing 9-11 every morning. 

Supplies lists will be provided with paid registration.

(or plan your own workshop schedule: with YOUR choice of dates to attend: $50 for one day, $80 for two days, $110 for three, and $150 for four). 

Monday, August 19:  

Created by the amazing Heather Pregger and isn't this a perfect candidate for dyeing BRILLIANT colors...


The 'gallons' of dye (16) appear and the workshop day is devoted to on YOU and creating a palette of color that will carry you through the next year of work. 

EVERYONE loves a dye day - so whether you enjoy flat dyeing, dye painting, colors on your favorite yarns and threads or hand painting garments like shirts and pants and jackets... this is your day to start a summer of sewing fun with your own hand-dyed fabrics!

Note: The gallons of dyes will be available all week, through Friday and refreshed as needed.

Tuesday, August 20:  

Making MARKS

Developing your own designs on the cloth of your choice including fabric painting and Thermo Fax/Screen-print work with thickened dyes. The use of various inks for monoprints and marking tools will be covered in this class. OR, make your marks on cloth with simply stitch if you are keen to use hand or machine skills to make YOUR OWN marks - I love the simplicity of the LINE  Some screens and the dyes and inks I use will be in the classroom for sample making... bring your own!

Create unique new cloth inventories and individual designs to accelerate your design play going into 2020. Details shared with all registered students.

Wednesday, August 21: 

ECO PRINTING - Learn this playful take on "making your own mark" using what you find in the local area (bring your own selection of leaves and 'found' natural plant life). Participants will supply their own wool, silk or linen for print work. 

Bethany will have silk scarves/some yardage available for purchase as your base. Details will be sent to all registered students.

LIMESTONE WALL by Bethany Garner - eco prinedt on 100% cotton with iron and alum mordant

Love adding your own STITCHES on an eco print cloth even more than just the plain cloth!

 The beautiful print immediately above was "made by Barb" and you should check out her beautiful work at

Odessa Hall has a wonderful kitchen with three full-size ranges for working with eco printing using boiled pots of plant life... students are encouraged to come and play with this technique and bring their own pots and hot plates to use outside - several areas on the Odessa Fairgrounds to PLUGIN!! 

I promise great fun and using what you have and find!!

Thursday, August 22:

MODERN QUILT DAY - and you create a Modern Quilt design

This quilt pattern is a Denise Schmidt design and my choice of a special bed quilt for my granddaughter to take off to University. 
My own version is underway and will be ready for your viewing and a MAKE IT DAY to get your own version started at Odessa... SIMPLE and GRAPHIC and a terrific way to use up those amazing fat quarters you have stashed away, or perhaps some hand dyed cloth you made earlier in the week!

Come Sew along with me as you create a wonderful 'Stash breaker' Modern Quilt design from Denyse Schmidt Studios  (Photo Below) and designed for every level of quilter. 

Create a wall quilt, or start on a bed quilt that will take your machine and stash into a summer day or two of fun stitching and creative design play... purchased pattern provided for table runner, baby or bed size project with paid registration.


Friday, August 23, 2019

IMPROV ART DAY: Paint it, Dye It, Piece it  
As we wind up the week, and some of you continue to use the facility for your own work, I will be playing with participants as they create all new work (and yes, our quilters will still be working away on their projects if they stay for the week or book a second day to continue to play on 'Here and There') .

Pieced with abandon....
Enjoy this day with me as I walk you through creating your own individual IMPROVISATIONAL ARTWORK, inspired by a favorite quilt you have seen along the way, or to use up your favorite fabrics that are haunting you as they sit on a shelf!

Creating YOUR OWN designs in art play make quilt making fun!  Use up some hand-dyed fabrics or bring some of that stash that is haunting you in closets and drawers... 

YOUR ideas and stash will underline the path you take on this fun day of cutting, stitching and maybe even finishing a new piece of artwork! COME PLAY!

ANN BAUER work with strips and squares - simplicity to celebrate!
MARKINGS II by Bethany Garner, IMPROV piecing with hand dyed and printed cloth

Your Registration form to mail is on the right sidebar here at the blog...copy and print to mail with your payment.

Drop me a note and let me know if you will be joining me at ODESSA FAIRGROUNDS in August... then pop off a cheque to secure your seat 

or send along an e-transfer to

Questions to me at

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER... Hope to see some of you at Quilt Canada in Ottawa this next week! I will be there touring the shows and in the SAQA booth Thursday and Friday.