Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CABIN FEVER WORKSHOP WEEKEND - a new line up of one day workshops in Odessa February 6-8, 2015

Cabin Fever Weekend returns to FIBREWORKS in 2015
Three Days - Three Workshops
Perfect for giving you a new start on projects in the new year...

Inspired  by Velocity by Beth Studley, UK Quilt Artist and designer

DAY ONE: Friday, February 6, 2015 
* A day for quilters to come together and play
* Piecing guidance and tips included with a comprehensive handout
* Supplies list provided with paid registration
* $50 workshop fee

QUILTERS TAKE NOTE - Friday's workshop is for YOU! Start the New Year off with a date to stitch and play and create a great quilt. You can even choose to do table runners or place mats instead of the quilt if you like - or a great tote bag for your quilt meetings.

A wonderful, easy to piece Log Cabin version, I made my new quilt with shirting prints and fabrics from my stash. I will work with you to create your own adaptation of this quilt which will be a fun gift for a friend, family member or even to have on your own bed. Beginners skills are all that is required...straight sewing! I will send the cutting directions in advance of the play date workshop so that you come with many of the component parts cut before you arrive at the Odessa Hall. If your love to make quilts, this one says "summer is coming" and "cottage country".  I don't know another project that will!


DAY TWO: Saturday - February 7, 2015 
* brilliant original fabrics created in such a fun way
* all dye and auxiliary supplies furnished
*  you need white cotton/linen/silk fabrics, pre-washed 
* supplies list provided with paid registration
$50 class fee includes dyes and comprehensive handout

NOTES: All of the fabrics for my RED SKY AT NIGHT piece above are flat dyed using a palette of the red, blue and yellow primaries in Procion MX Dyes that will be available to you at the workshop. 

By pouring the dyes across your fabric, laid flat on the table in front of you and moving the dye with your gloved hands, you will create a beautiful palette of 'ombre' colours  that you can combine for your new work.

I can't tell you how much fun this is - and YES you can attend the workshop day and use the dyes to do shibori pole wrapped pieces, folded and painted pieces using the dyes available or just "dip dye" a great palette of gradations to be used in quilts or fibre art projects. Just play with the dyes to do whatever YOU want to do...screen printing, dye painted cards, scarves - your choice. (and yes, I will have print paste available for you to add dyes to for screen work/direct painting of fabric)


DAY THREE : Sunday, February 8, 2015
 "Free Form Collage"

* Create one great, original piece in small or large format
*use a combination of your stash fabrics, and be inspired by nature/a photo you love
* experiment with fusibles, free form cutting by hand and layering for effect
* more inspiration will come from a collection of your favourite cloth bits and threads
* experiment with  fused applique, layering sheers and machine stitching
* supplies list provided with paid registration
* $50 class fee includes handout full of tips

Inspiration for my new collage work comes from the 'Group of Seven'

$120 for all three days

at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall
Odessa, ON
on Highway 6 in the Village
9:30 am - 5 pm
Brown Bag Lunch needed for all students
Break time treats and Coffee, tea and water provided

Registration is Open NOW

Please complete the registration form on the sidebar under CABIN FEVER WORKSHOPS

Your cheque should be payable to HERITAGE QUILTWORKS  CANADA
and mailed to
Bethany Garner
3275 Orser Road
Elginburg, ON K0H1M0 

Hoping you can join me for a great weekend of play and that you will bring a friend or two and really make a weekend of it - stitching, designing, dyeing, painting with dyes...  COME PLAY!!!

Contact Bethany at: garner@kingston.net
 or fibreworkskingston@gmail.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

To all of our Fibreworks Kingston students and friends...

As the snows begin to fall and the winds pick up, do focus in on your home, your studio and all of the things you love the most.

Be kind and loving to your friends and family, and helpful to those who are might be in need of your assistance at this time of year. Remember those who are less fortunate and bring the blessing of your smile to those you meet along the way. Simple gifts.

As we head toward the new year, please know how much your ongoing support and encouragement mean in this quest to bring new Workshops, the very best of the best Instructors your way, and the opportunity to share techniques, new design options and the just plain fun of being together with like minded artist friends old and new.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a most Blessed New Year!