Friday, August 9, 2013

FALL IS FAST APPROACHING... will you be in the classroom with our outstanding Instructors?

Hard to believe how fast the summer is fleeing now.. with shorter days and changes in the trees and grasses and subtle signs that fall is coming along sooner than we would like. Have you taken the Wolfe Island Ferry this summer, been downtown for Movie Night at Market Square? Walked the all new Princess Street and eaten in an outdoor patio café? Summer in Kingston is so very wonderful, and it all continues into fall. There is so much to see and do in YOUR town...have you recorded some of those favourite things in your new work??? Brought your favourite photos to life in fibre?
As you are doing some planning for your calendar, please have a look at the great workshop weekends that FIBREWORKS KINGSTON has planned for fall 2013 and the wonderful slate of  Instructors coming on board for you in spring 2014.
We start the fall with a two day workshop with the renowned PAMELA ALLEN - Townscapes and honestly, who can get you excited about creating all new work than our very own PAM!
Pam's workshop weekend October 18-20th includes a terrific Friday evening sharing of her quilts and stories and perhaps some slides....and all of the terrific art-focused information Pam always shares with her audience on developing your own design savvy and her approach to working. As a participant in QUILT NATIONAL 2013, Pam's work received exposure to an even wider international audience who are fascinated and amazed at her ability to bring a story to life in cloth and stitch.
For those of you who have a story, a place you love, a travel adventure or just an idea that needs to be shared, this two day workshop weekend will give you the opportunity to get that story down on paper and into "real time" design work with Pam as your guide and mentor along the way. Intuitive cutting and layering of fabrics from your stash, and hand and machine stitch await you as you design and create an original art quilt that tells YOUR personal story.
November 15-17th finds Karen Goetzinger of Ottawa in our classroom with her DYNAMIC COLOUR FOR FIBRE ARTISTS workshop weekend. Karen will take her students by leaps and bounds into the colour play game that is so challenging for many who work in fibre design and stitch. Creative play time with a master is what FIBREWORKS KINGSTON is all about.
Karen will use the workshop weekend to ease you into all new colour-play using some sketchbook exercises, focused exploration using provided colour aide papers, and on Sunday, a bit of painting and more as you travel  the road to a new confidence and perhaps the discovery of your "voice" in a preferred palette you will develop over this creative weekend with Karen.
Karen Goetzinger in situ
Making time for new work is a challenge for many of us, and there is no one better than Karen at sharing the discipline and focus we all need for creative studio work. Plan to join us. Just a few seats left in this weekend workshop.
Acquiescence, Karen Goetzinger

We are so excited to have CAROL SODERLUND of Geneva, NY, Workshop #3 - TRANSFORMATIONS and PENNY BERENS  of Granville Ferry, NS joining us  for Workshop #4, DESIGNING FROM NATURE and Workshop #5, MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE in the spring of 2014.
Details are on the Workshop/Artist pages here at the blog site. Seats are filling, so don't wait to send along your deposit and reserve your seats in these amazing spring 2014 workshop weekends.
Contact Bethany Garner, FW Coordinator for an email copy of the pdf FIBREWORKS Weekend Workshops brochure, including your registration form at