Thursday, August 28, 2014


Due to a cancellation, we have a vacant seat in Maggie's Workshop on the weekend of the 19-21st of September. Check your calendar and do register if you can join us!

This is one weekend you will NOT want to miss... Maggie brings us a very special opportunity to spend time exploring NATURAL DYEING in her focused and fun-filled workshop designed to bring you new information and techniques for creating beautifully dyed wool or cotton fabrics.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!! Please register by completing the Registration Form available on the sidebar here at the blog... and send an email to Bethany Garner/Registrar to reserve your seat!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Special invitation for Kingston Area FIBREWORKS participants... would YOU consider offering to act as a host for a FW Instructor this series???

Each year we are excited to be able to have the very best of the best artists from Ontario and beyond come to Kingston to share their new work and two days of exciting workshop learning and fun! One of the things that I cannot offer as the FW Coordinator planning the Workshop Weekend visit experience for our Instructors is a welcoming Guest Room  - we still have a son at home and no guest accommodation. Certainly Kingston is blessed to have great accommodations at local area Inns, but our Instructors are happy to accept a billet with one of their students if there is an opportunity.

If you are planning to attend a workshop either this fall or next spring and would like to have your Instructor stay with you for the weekend, please contact me at -  let's chat!

What we need from our Billet Hostess:

* The offer of a private room for Friday and Saturday evenings on their workshop weekend. A private washroom is preferable.

* The ability to be at home to welcome the Instructor on the Friday afternoon of the  workshop weekend and provide a light evening meal before the Lecture evening.

* To come with the Instructor to St. Lawrence College at 6:00-6:15 pm on the Friday evening to set up for their evening Truck Show/Lecture.

*  To offer a Continental Breakfast for the Instructor on Saturday and Sunday mornings before the workshop. Lunches will be provided for the Instructor by Fibreworks.

* To assist the Instructor to find the Lecture/Workshop site at St. Lawrence College (or Odessa Fairgrounds for Weekend #1) and back to your home after their Friday evening /Workshop days.

The weekends are:

Nov. 7-9th - LYNNE MORIN

April 17-19th - HOLLY DEAN
May 22-24th - DIANNE GIBSON

We offer to you as the Weekend Hostess:

* A lovely dinner on the town at one of Kingston's many premier restaurants with the Instructor and FW Coordinator on the Saturday evening of the workshop weekend as our gift to you...

* Waiver of the Workshop Fee for the weekend YOU act as hostess.... you will attend the Workshop and Lecture as Fibreworks Kingston's guest. (or we will provide a refund of your paid Workshop fee if you have already registered).

* Good fun and lots of conversation and as many laughs as the two of you and your family can muster!

Certainly, we will absolutely be happy to accommodate our visiting Instructors in a local B & B or Inn, but being able to have the camaraderie and fun of sharing a private home experience and meeting a like-minded artist/workshop student and her family has always proven to be an invaluable experience for our Guest Instructors...

If you would like to offer your home for one (or more) of the 2014/15 FIBREWORKS Kingston weekends, please contact Bethany.  Please think about it... hope to hear from YOU!!! This opportunity is a win-win for both the host family and our Instructors.

FW Coordinator/Registrar

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ottawa Fibre Artist LYNNE MORIN brings her art savvy to Kingston in November - please join us!

Sunflowers, Fibre and Paint on Canvas, Lynne Morin
Fall is fast approaching and our thoughts immediately go to hours in the slower days when ART will once again take a front row seat in our studios! FIBREWORKS is so pleased that well known Canadian artist, LYNNE MORIN of Ottawa will be joining us for Workshop #2 in our Fall Design Series!

Lynne's work has been shown in numerous Canadian as well as international galleries... solo exhibitions, SAQA Traveling Exhibits, our own Central Canada SAQA sponsored SYNTHESIS I and SYNTHESIS II Shows that have traveled Ontario for a number of years and more. 

Over the past few years, Lynne has begun to use her talents as a painter to bring a whole new dimension to her work with textile and fibre. Her new works combine the subtle beauty and magic of laying texture, colour and dimension to a canvas, all the while adding the familiar and thought provoking use of fabrics and fibres in the mix. There are special tips and techniques involved when mixing these two mediums, and Lynne has developed this very special Weekend Workshop just for those who are willing to step out and try an all new approach to their work!

Sunflowers II, Lynne Morin

While "Sunflowers" are a focus in new work for Lynne's fall sharing as she travels, speaks and shares her love of paint and fibre, students who join Lynne for her November 7-9th Workshop "THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT" at St. Lawrence College will gain so much more than time to play with paints and fibre/textile.


* Students who take this course will explore methodologies for approaching and achieving a series of new artworks, either representational or abstract in design, and hear how Lynne approaches successfully creating works of art that are suitable for galleries or art shows.

* The focus will be on the creating of related works...and please know that Lynne will ensure that the “how” is the important part of this course.
* Several shared methods in the course will provide a solid base for further creating art work.... and having the opportunity to use these techniques several times over the workshop weekend will provide the experience necessary to gain the confidence to successfully create more in the future.

* Students will also learn how to critique works of art, especially their own, before, during and after completion of their works. 

* Lynne will also share her focused compositional strategies. As a recognized Gallery and Installation artist, Lynne has built a strong foundation for her many series of new work. She will share her tried and tested steps she has proven can work for you.

If YOU are ready to take a new path this year, to share in the steps to success that this well known Instructor and Exhibition Artist has taken to ensure her work is Gallery-ready... and want to have some serious fun along the way, please REGISTER for Workshop #2 with Lynne and get ready to create some terrific new work!

The Registration form is on the right sidebar at the blog.... and Lynne's workshop is filling nicely.... COME JOIN US!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Kingston Fibre Artists Show and Sale scheduled for August 29-September 24, 2014 - Please join us!

Please plan to join us for our Annual INSPIRATION AND EXPLORATION Show and Sale at the Johnson Street Branch of the Kingston Public Library. The Exhibition runs from August 29-September 24, 2014 and we welcome you to enjoy our new work in both the WILSON ROOM an FOYER.
OPENING RECEPTION is scheduled for Thursday, September 4, 2014 and invite you to join us from 6:30-8:30 pm for light refreshments and the sharing of the new work by our members.
This year we are also introducing an "Artists Walk and Talk" on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2-4 pm. We know you will enjoy a relaxed afternoon walk through the exhibition and the opportunity to chat with our artists about techniques, inspiration and hear more about our group of dedicated professional artists choosing fibre as their medium.
Please join us at either or both of our events, and do share the news of our Show and Sale with friends and family.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

UPDATE ON " Wrap and Rust Dyeing" with Maggie Vanderweit

September is just around the corner... workshop planning and marking calendars  is an important focus as we look forward to Fall Educational Opportunities.

Just a note to say that this wonderful workshop has NOW FILLED for the September 19-21st weekend.....

Lynne Morin's "THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT" Design Workshop for artists working with textile as their preferred medium is filling nicely... please do not miss the opportunity to spend time with Lynne.