Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our FIBREWORKS KINGSTON family of friends...

Beautiful digital art by Kathyann White
Sending many thanks and the very best wishes for a lovely and restful Holiday season from the team at FIBREWORKS KINGSTON.
To our Instructors this fall, PAMELA ALLEN and KAREN GOETZINGER, many thanks. You brought many hours of fun and artful creativity to our students and we look forward to seeing the finished art pieces created in your workshop weekends in the new year.
Our 2014 Workshop Weekends are fast approaching beginning in March with CAROL SODERLUND and in May with PENNY BERENS. We are so pleased to have both of these outstanding artists coming to the Kingston area to share their skills and expertise with our Fibreworks students.
A few seats are still available in Penny`s Discharge Workshop May 20 and 21st.
Feedback and suggestions for workshops and Instructors you would love to see in our 2014-2015 lineup are always welcome.
Have a wonderful Holiday break and see you in the New Year.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Red Sky at Night, Bethany Garner
Fabrics "Flat Dyed" by the artist

Bethany Garner presents a three day FIBRE ARTS RETREAT February 21- 23rd, 2014 for those interested in play time during the Cabin Fever days of late February.  This workshop is sponsored by FIBREWORKS KINGSTON and is open to everyone... come for all three days, or choose one or two of the days that are of most interest to you. The workshop weekend will only be cancelled and re-scheduled with fees carried forward to the new date if a blizzard sets in and travel locally would be dangerous. Car pooling with friends is a great idea... so gather a couple of friends and come play!
The Retreat Weekend offers 9:30-5 pm instruction/support each day . The workshop will be held at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall. Students joining Bethany will have a chance to either “do their own thing” with their own projects and guidance/assistance from Bethany, a seasoned fibre artist and Instructor in the Textile Design Program at St. Lawrence College…. OR take part in the three separate “play day” activities Beth has planned…
Friday, Feb. 21st is “INDIGO: an Introduction, (with opportunity to add to the Indigo vats on Saturday and Sunday but no instruction)
Saturday, February 22nd is “FLAT DYEING" - a great way to dye fabric and YES it can be done very safely and with terrific results indoors with some care to manage your work site and carry wet fabrics home in a large container for rinsing at a later date
Sunday, February 23rd is “SCREEN PRINTING with Thickened Dyes”. Beth will demo torn paper, resist based work and free form "deconstructed" screen work. Students would need to have a 10" x 14" screen prepared with taped edges and a squeegee for the workshop.

Take advantage of all three days Feb. 21-23rd for a special $120.00 or choose one or two days if that works better for you and the projects are of interest. Each single day is $50.00  if you can only do one.  A nice selection of prepared dyes will be provided.   Supplies lists with paid registration.

Please plan to bring Brown Bag lunch. Coffee, tea and break snacks provided. Registration is limited to sixteen students each day to allow for individual work station space.
See the registration form listed in the sidebar on the right side of the blog. Copy and print the bottom portion of the form and mail to Bethany Garner.

Contact Bethany at fibreworkskingston@gmail.com for a pdf descriptive and registration form.

Hope you and friends will join us for this great CABIN FEVER-buster weekend.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CAROL SODERLUND Workshop #2 "TRANSFORMATIONS" will run, with only two seats left!

We are pleased to confirm that renowned Fibre Artist and Dye Master, CAROL SODERLUND will join us in Kingston on March 21-23rd, 2014  to share her outstanding workshop "TRANSFORMATIONS".
The workshop has secured the requisite number of students to confirm that it is a GO and we encourage you to consider joining us if you have been thinking about it!
The three day workshop will be held at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall which has lots of room to move around and be creative, enjoy all that Carol has planned for us as we explore Disperse Dyes and a full day of stitching on DAY THREE into compositions of the beautiful fabrics created in Days One and Two. Each student will have her own work station space and design walls are recommended. Supplies list is available with paid registration.
Carol is a master Dye Artist/Instructor and brings us many years of experience with the various methods of using Disperse Dye transfers onto multiple types of cloth.
Carol says  "With the focus on experimentation and discovery, many small samples and studies will be made. On the third day we will take one or more of our samples into stitch, layering opaque and sheers, both with fine threads and heavier threads in the bobbin. Free motion stitching, working with and without hoops and the use of stabilizers as well as water soluble products will be covered. Design exercises will get you started and applications in mixed media work will be explored." Fun, exciting new techniques and wonderful new stash fabrics are guaranteed.
Full workshop details are listed under Workshop #3 on the sidebar to the right of the blog.
Please don't wait - send your deposit soon, and a reminder that workshop balances are due January 15th, 2014.
Print your copy of the Registration Form from the right sidebar here at the Blog or email Bethany for a pdf copy of the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Brochure for  Spring 2014. 
Bethany Garner, FW Coordinator  email:   garner@kingston.net
AND - a few seats left in PENNY BERENS Workshop #5
Scheduled for May 20th and 21st at Odessa Fairgrounds Hall
See you in the spring...


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Karen Goetziner workshop a resounding success!!

Sixteen students and the Fibreworks team gathered at St. Lawrence for a wonderful two day workshop with KAREN GOETZINGER over the weekend of November 15-17th.
After a terrific Friday evening Lecture and the sharing of many beautiful pieces of Karen's new work, students met Karen in the classroom on Saturday morning to begin their studies, the planned refreshing of their knowledge and some fun filled experimentation using COLOUR as inspiration. Many small exercises were completed in sketch books as seen below in the class photo at the end of the day, Sunday November 17th.

Karen and her students, FW Nov. 2103

Sandra Smith and Wilma Kenny share inspiration and conversations about colour
Students kept busy building on the suggested colour studies laid out by Karen and chose projects along the way that met their personal as well as learning objectives. The many shared student conversations and walk-abouts in the classroom, supported by personal one on one consultations with our very knowledgeable and experienced Studio Artist Instructor, meant that lots of new work in the planning and experimentation stages, including the laying of hand stitches, was happening throughout the classroom.
Many lessons with COLOUR AID papers (cool family)
The Warm colours as the day progressed
Making notations in the sketchbooks to inspire further work and inspire the students to USE COLOUR in all new ways was the focus for the weekend. Supportive tips and many ideas for small, learning exercises using fabric and fibres after returning home after the workshop will support the new work students participating in this workshop will begin as time permits. Several students actually had work underway that will lead to finished pieces in the near future, while others just relaxed and enjoyed the journey of playing with colour.
Special Thanks to Karen and all of our students for an outstanding workshop weekend.

Happy Holidays everyone and we are hoping YOU will consider joining us for a future FIBREWORKS KINGSTON weekend and experience the opportunity to network with like minded artist friends and enjoy the vast experience brought to us by our multi-talented Instructors.
We still have a couple of seats available in WORKSHOP #5 with PENNY BERENS, coming from Nova Scotia to share her MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE colour and techniques focused workshop May 20/21st, 2014. Penny is a well known colour extraction/manipulation expert and will lead her students to a truly valuable two days in a very safe and experimental exploration of creating pattern on fabric. Come play!

Discharge Samples from Penny's TANGLEWOOD THREADS Studio Blog
Contact Bethany for details at fibreworkskingston@gmail.com or see the sidebar here at the blog for workshop descriptions and registration form.
And please do visit the Fibreworks Kingston Blog often for updates on Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Workshops. Our brochure will be available for 2014/2015 Workshops in late April of next year.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

KAREN GOETZINGER Lecture evening at St. Lawrence College, Friday evening, November 15th, 7:30 pm

Fibreworks Kingston is so pleased to be able offer you an evening of design news, and the art and expertise of our Guest Instructor for FIBREWORKS 2013-2014 Workshop Series#2, Karen Goetzinger. Karen comes to us once again for her Workshop Weekend from Ottawa and is renowned for her beautiful multi-media art and the strengths she shares as an Arts Coach.

The evening will include a lovely talk with Karen's perspective on the use of DYNAMIC COLOUR for FIBRE ARTISTS and perhaps some slides, and new work of our Instructor. Please join us in Room 12000 on the Upper Level of the Administrative Wing, St. Lawrence College with the Lecture to begin at 7:30 pm (NOTE: This is Open House weekend at the college, and classrooms are in use until 6:30 pm. We are starting 1/2 hour later than usual.)
Light refreshments will be shared. $5 at the door. Please do bring friends.
For the evening Lecture only:

Parking is at the rear of the College Campus with entry at Door E12. Please come up the stairs or take the elevator, and walk toward the cafeteria. Room 12000 is the last on the left before entering the tan Wing Link to the Main Campus. Alternatively, park at the front of the college and come in the main doors. Walk through the main lobby and follow the corridor to the cafeteria. Pass through the cafeteria and into the "Link" hallway. Watch for Room 12000 on the left. Signs will be posted to direct visitors.
For weekend workshop Students:

The workshop weekend students will have their time with Karen in Room 00060, lower Level, Green Wing at the college. Workshop Supplies may come in through door E6 on Saturday morning starting at 8:45 am. Come up one short flight and left into the classroom corridor. Room 00060 is on the right.

You may access a map here: Campus Map, St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thanks for a great Weekend Workshop to Pamela Allen and friends

Great students and a wonderful Instructor, Pam Allen

Our October 18-20th weekend started with a terrific evening with Pamela Allen and her "TOWNSCAPE Quilts". Stories of making art, sharing art worldwide and Pam had a lot of encouraging words to those who would spend a fun-filled weekend with her creating new small pieces to inspire creative fall and winter work.

Many playful and inspired pieces ended up on the wall and it was certainly a wonderful opportunity to network with great friends both old and new, and share in the creative process. Pam offered hugely important critique and suggestions along the way and provided a great set of handouts to move us through two great days of design play. Many thanks to Pam...

Inspired works using great artist's snippets as a starting point for some new small art "masterpieces"...all terrific.
Creating all new fibre  images from piles of scraps and bits of inspiration in Pam's handouts and under her guidance was fun. A great starting point for many small workshop samples and strong design notes. The walls were filled with free form cut outs - small pieces to stitch later and enjoy as references as design time filled the two days at St. Lawrence College.

Stretching in new directions and making work just flow off the tip of your scissors and onto a background can be challenging, but the results are always good fun. With a foundation in place for creating new fibre images that could reflect "your town", the goal of original work was met and the results speak for themselves. WE HAD FUN!

* Hope to see many of you out for KAREN GOETZINGER'S Lecture and Slide Show on Friday evening November 15th at St. Lawrence College, 7 pm. Signage will point the way to the Lecture room.
Karen's workshop "Dynamic Colour for Fibre Artists" is filled, but we will do a follow-up post for you soon. Please follow Karen at her website and watch her calendar for more opportunities for studio studies/coaching.
* There are a very few seats available in CAROL SODERLUND's Workshop "TRANSFORMATIONS" for March 21-23, 2014 and for PENNY BEREN's "MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE" Workshop scheduled for May 20 and 21st, 2014.
* See our Workshops listing in the sidebar for all of the details  for #3 and #5 -  as well as registration information.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Looking forward to welcoming PAMELA ALLEN to St. Lawrence College Friday evening, October 18th

Hoping many of you will join us Friday evening Oct. 18th, 7 pm, for a sharing of marvelous quilts and some fun interaction with Guest Instructor PAMELA ALLEN as she brings you a wonderful Lecture and sharing of her work in Room 12000, in the Link Corridor between the Administration Wing at the college and the Cafeteria.
Light Refreshments
$5 donation at the door.

Cottage Country, PAMELA ALLEN

Pam's humour and hugely vast knowledge of the art world is invaluable to those of us who love to stay abreast of the latest happenings in the Fibre Art movement. Having the opportunity to meet with her for this informative and fun filled evening of sharing is a gift FIBREWORKS KINGSTON is so pleased to bring to you as a Textiles and Fibre Art enthusiast. Please join us at 7 pm and enjoy Pam's talk and see her beautiful quilts... enjoy a few treats and time to visit with friends.

Enter the college via the main front doors and follow the corridor through the cafeteria and straight ahead to the Link Hallway. (Signage along the way). Or alternatively, park behind the Tech Building on Country Club Drive and come in door E12 and upstairs to the Link Corridor on the left at the top of the stairs or off the elevator.

See you there... feel free to bring friends.

Bethany Garner, Coordinator

Sunday, October 6, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for two outstanding evening Lectures presented by FIBREWORKS KINGSTON

Please plan to join our FIBREWORKS Weekend Workshops Series students this fall as they enjoy the Friday evening Lecture/TRUNK SHOW presentations by our Fall 2013 Guest Instructors.

A new Series: "TOWNSCAPES"
Friday Evening, October 18, 2013
7-9 pm
$5 at the door (included for workshop students)
Room 12000, Link Corridor
St. Lawrence College

Exploring "DYNAMIC COLOUR for Fibre Artists"
Friday evening, November 15, 2013
7-9 pm
$5 at the door  (included for workshop students)
Room 12000, Link Corridor
St. Lawrence College

Both Instructors will share their inspiration for creating all new work using fibre as your medium of choice. You will enjoy seeing a collection of their beautiful work and enjoy a talk that just may inspire you to spend this fall and winter creating exhibition ready quilts/art in YOUR studio.

Parking at St. Lawrence may be either in Main Campus lots and entry at front doors, with Signage posted to take you to the Link Corridor and Room 12000 which will be in the hallway beyond the cafeteria as you enter the corridor leading to the Admin. Wing at the rear of the college.... 
Please watch for and follow ourFW Lectures signage.


Park behind the Technology Building on Country Club Drive off King Street, just west of Portsmouth Ave. Come into the rear campus parking lots beyond the Tech. Buildings and turn right into the entrance and take the second right turn into the lot behind the Tech Building. 
Enter Door E12 and come up the stairs or elevator and turn right into the Link Corridor that joins the Admin. Wing to main Campus. Room 12000 is on your left as you walk toward the cafeteria in this choice.

There are several seats available in Pamela's workshop weekend #1 and this is one creative weekend you will NOT want to miss.
... details from Registrar, FW Kingston: fibreworkskingston.gmail.com
Hope to see you at St. Lawrence this fall.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

PENNY BERENS shares new photos of her summer 2013 discharge prepapration for FIBREWORKS Workshop


Please make time to visit Penny Beren's blog, TANGLEWOOD THREADS, as she shares news of her summer 2013 focus on creating the samples for her FIBREWORKS KINGSTON workshop MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE scheduled for May 20/21, 2014. Penny is a master of the use of discharge processes to create all new and original fabrics. This sampling is both exciting, deeply patterned and beautifully coloured, and is representative of the focus Penny brings to creating all new fabrics that will lend dynamic interest to her new work.

Discharge Samples, Penny Berens 2013
Penny would be pleased to have YOU share two days with her in May 2014 as she walks her students through all of the materials, techniques and exciting opportunities for removing colour from fabric. You will be adding exciting patterning using natural resists, shibori technique and as always, adding your own special touches as you prepare your cloth for its evolution as a focal point in all new work.

Visit Penny's blog regularly at     http://tanglewoodthreads.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Workshops are filling fast - ARE YOU JOINING US THIS SEASON?

We are thrilled to say that the lineup of courses for our 2013-2014 Weekend Workshops Series is proving to be hugely popular and know that YOU will want to be in the classroom with our Guest Instructors as they bring you the very best of the best techniques and inspiration here in Kingston, ON. Please don't wait to register...

NOTE: Penny Berens workshop: DESIGNING WITH NATURE is now filled, with many thanks to those who have reserved their seat. A wait list will be maintained in case of a cancellation, so please let us know of your interest.
MAY 20 and 21, 2014:
Discharge work has always been a bit of a mystery for most fibre artists and can be a bit off-putting when the fear of bleach fumes and using products that can be harmful are involved in the processes and techniques. Please know that the opportunity to study with a master fibre artist like PENNY BERENS can take the mystery and fear out of working to change the colour and preserve the integrity and hand of fabrics. The magical transformations of cloth when using the new colour removing techniques that Penny will share in her workshop MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE are exciting and easy to manage in our safe and well ventilated classroom setting.
Now is a great time to reserve your seat and not take the chance of missing this terrific two day workshop with Penny. She will be travelling to Kingston from Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia just to share her wealth of knowledge and years of practiced expertise with her workshop students. Will you be in the classroom?
PAMELA ALLEN returns to FIBREWORKS in October for two days of FUN!!
October 18-20, 2013
When you are sorting through your photographs and albums of online pictures of vacation venues or recalling special travel that has touched a place in your heart, do you think that you would like to preserve those special places in cloth? Pamela has the masters touch when it comes to "storytelling in cloth" and will lead you through the planning, inspiration and quick fire exercises that will take you into auto design mode in her two day workshop.
You need to collect a few special memories, make some notes, gather the stash fabrics that will help you tell your story and get ready for a rocking weekend of fun and stitch with Pam. With a long and well honed background in Fine Art and the innate ability to guide her students to the initial sketch phase and selection and cutting of fabric for your pictures in cloth, Pam is the perfect tutor for beginning a new series of fibre art. Details just seem to come to life when you have a great palette of fabrics and some great photos or a picture in your mind's eye that you want to bring to life in cloth.
Former students will attest to Pam's fun filled, lively and productive classroom inspiration, and you do not want to miss this opportunity to share the journey with other like-minded fibre artists. Come Play! Registration is open and a great fall weekend with friends is what will get your new series underway!
Drop a note to Bethany Garner for a pdf copy of the 2013/14 FIBREWORKS brochure  and view each of the Workshops detail pages on the sidebar here at the blog. email:  fibreworkskingston@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Preparing to WORK NEW for Fall 2013... what is inspiring your new work?

The trees are shedding leaves with all of the heat and the world around us is gearing up for fall. Whether you are creating new quilts, fibre art projects or taking your work in an all new direction, some inspiration and commitment are required. Gathering new fabrics, stocking in supplies and thinking seriously about your fall learning opportunities should all be on your end of summer agenda.
FIBREWORKS KINGSTON is all about inspiration and studying with the very best of the best Instructors we can bring to the classroom for your benefit and enjoyment. This year we have a line up that is sure to make your inventory of new techniques and skills with fabric, paint, paper and auxiliaries like discharge paste and disperse dyes inclusive and lots of fun!
As you gear up for creating new work this fall, whether for a series of new work or for a few small pieces that will stretch your creativity, working along with a group of like minded friends in a weekend workshops format can be inspiring and uplifting. Each of us has that need for support, encouragement and creative networking, and FIBREWORKS offers just that. It is also a terrific opportunity to make new friends in the fibre world and stretch your "opportunities" inventory through meeting new people with similar interests and sharing YOUR work along the way.
A few tips for getting started with all new "home-work" this fall appeared in ROBERT GENN's newsletter August 21st edition (and we hope you will go to the Robert Genn website and subscribe to his blog feed for inspiration with his twice weekly newsletter targeted to painters, but SO valuable to every artist):
From this week's Robert Genn Newsletter:
Speed, it seems, short-circuits the right brain to the (artist's) painter's hand. By not passing through the theoretical shoulds, coulds, and woulds of the left brain, the results are more likely to be "artistic."

For homework, we suggest our workshoppers, no matter what their personal styles, hang out with the "37 Club" every morning for a month and do a quickie 8" x 10" or 11" x 14". After all, some folks do yoga, or meditate, or they worship at the altar of Facebook. We can pretty well guarantee that the first few exercises will be disappointing, but many blockages will eventually fall away like blue jeans on a nudist beach. The big payoff is to be happier in your work.  

Esoterica (great advice) : We recommend cutting up a pile of small primed panels (fibre backgrounds/bits and pieces). Once a day, take a panel off the deck, place it on your easel and squeeze out. Take a minute to "center yourself," and think ahead to what you want to do. Set your timer (a kitchen timer will do) to 37 minutes, breathe deeply and go for it. If you're not pleasantly surprised after a month, please consider chartered accountancy.
Back to FIBREWORKS: Ready to get started on a new season of creative work in fibre?
You will find the very most exciting inspiration and "quick start" playful exercises, tips and techniques from our two outstanding fall Guest Artists, PAMELA ALLEN, October 18-20th and KAREN GOETZINGER, November 15-17th at St. Lawrence College. Visit the artist pages and registration information on the sidebar here at the blog, or email Fibreworks Coordinator, Bethany Garner for your pdf copy of the FIBREWORKS 2013/14 Brochure: fibreworkskingston@gmail.com
Enjoy the rest of summer! See you in the fall...

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 fibreworkskingston@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Welcome to our Thirty Fourth Series of FIBREWORKS KINGSTON starting in October, 2013

Pamela Allen, 2012

The Kingston Olympic Harbour Marina contrasted with the Kingston Penitentiary

REGISTRATION IS OPEN and we are so pleased that seats are being reserved.

Fall 2013 Workshops begin with PAMELA ALLEN and her exciting "ABOUT TOWN" weekend on October 18-20th. Don't miss this opportunity to study with Pam and bring your personal love of areas you have visited or the towns where you have lived to life in all new work.

You can see samples of Pam's "Townscapes" at http://pamelart.homestead.com/townscapes.html

Congratulations to Pam for her acceptance into QUILT NATIONAL 2013 with her entry


Our second Guest Instructor this fall is talented designer and Instructor, KAREN GOETZINGER. Karen will lead the students enjoying the weekend with her on an adventure with sketch, paper, paint and design. Karen's guidance and encouragement will be all important in moving her students toward a whole new respect for the power of the colour they choose for their new work and in establishing their "voice" through the weekend of exploration .

November 15-17, 2013

Karen Goetzinger

Visit the workshop registration pages here on the blog, or email Bethany Garner, FW Coordinator, for a pdf copy of the 3-page FIBREWORKS KINGSTON 2013/2014 Brochure

Please share a link to the blog with your friends and we look forward to having you join us for a weekend workshop or perhaps all five in our exciting Series for 2013/14.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WELCOME TO THE NEW FIBREWORKS KINGSTON BLOG... we hope you will return often

Our instructors are professional designers and well known craftspersons who come to us by invitation to share their specific skills and knowledge. The participants are professionals, teachers and interested craftspersons, or amateurs wishing to learn and share together for further stimulation and knowledge. Plan to make this year your year to have a creative learning experience at one or more of our FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops during 2013-2014.
As the line-up plan for our upcoming 2013-2014 Weekend Workshops Series is at final confirmation and the hard copy FIBREWORKS brochure is being prepared for circulation in mid-July 2013, we welcome you to bookmark our new blog to make sure that you have the most current and available information for FIBREWORKS KINGSTON workshops planned for the next year. REGISTRATION IS OPEN...

We are very excited to have confirmed the Artist/Instructors  for our 2013-2014 Series as follows: (visit the artist workshop "pages" on the right hand sidebar here at the blog to get all of the workshop information).

Workshop #1 -   

PAMELA ALLEN, Kingston, ON,  
"ABOUT TOWN",  October 18- 20, 2013
2 day Workshop plus Lecture

Workshop #2 - 

2 day Workshop plus LectureNovember 15-17, 2013

Workshop #3 -  

"TRANSFORMATIONS", March 21-23, 2014
3 day workshop 

Workshop #4

PENNY BERENS, Nova Scotia, Canada,
"DESIGNING FROM NATURE", May 16-18, 2014
2 day workshop plus Lecture

Workshop #5

PENNY BERENS, Nova Scotia, Canada,
2 day workshop, May 20 and 21, 2014

Details of this exciting lineup for FIBREWORKS 2013-2014  is published on the right sidebar of our blog under the WORKSHOP PAGES sections of this blog. Links to the artist/Instructor websites and current work are shared on the workshop pages, as well as the specifics of registration for their workshops.
Registration will be by mail to BETHANY GARNER, Fibreworks Weekend Workshops  Coordinator, and the details will be included at the end of each workshop description. A form is provided in the Registration page on the right sidebar for you to print and mail along with your registration payments to Bethany.

Confirmation will be sent after receipt of payment and a supplies list for each workshop will be provided so you can start collecting the required materials needed to be successful in the projects undertaken at each workshop.

Please plan to register soon, as the workshop enrollments are limited and available on a first come basis. We will maintain a "wait list" for interested students and in the case that a registered student cannot attend a paid workshop. While there are no refunds, we are often able to connect you with a student who would love to have the seat in the workshop you are unable to attend.

A series of related one and two day workshops will be announced here on the blog that are sponsored by FIBREWORKS throughout the year and are separate from the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON  Weekend Workshops Series. These workshops will be instructed by area artists and craftspersons and designed to excite the participants and support the inventory of techniques participants are able to add to their skills and interest inventory. The workshops may also be designed as "PLAY DATES" to gather friends and share time for working together in a no stress, playful learning environment where friends learn from friends and there is room to spread out and enjoy time together.

Announcements of these play dates will be made here, so register to receive the posts in YOUR mailbox as soon as a new post is up for your information.

We will also share news of local events, exhibitions and meetings of interest for fibre arts enthusiasts in Eastern Ontario. Please tune in for more information.
Hoping to see many of you participating in our Weekend Workshops Series this next year and to be able to meet you as we are all out and about in the community sharing in the exciting world of Fibre ART.

Happy Summer!
Bethany Garner, FW Coordinator
613-376-6150 (office) or text to 613-893-0529
3275 Orser Road, Elginburg, ON K0H1M0