Sunday, August 30, 2015

Regretfully, we have cancelled September 18-20th GORDANA BRELIH workshop weekend...

Small pieces of complex wall art developed by Gordana Brelih

Developing beauty as we use fibre as our medium, building skills, creative design exploration, the use of exciting new techniques, focused time with an experienced, well recognized and celebrated Instructor intent on focusing on her students in a classroom setting... that is what FIBREWORKS Kingston Weekend Workshops Series is all about.

It has been decided mutually between Instructor and FW Coordinator that the timing is just not right for continuing to market GORDANDA BRELIH's wonderful workshop " Putting it all together - CONNECTING FRAGMENTS". The September 18-20th Weekend workshop is cancelled. Workshop registration payments have been forwarded to our registered students with regrets.

It has been many years since we cancelled a workshop weekend, and at last fall's opening workshop weekend, students shared that the month of September was a "best month" for a workshop before meetings started, family commitments began to build and while the weather was still beautiful for travel. Both Gordana and I have had mixed feelings about cancelling a workshop we both looked forward to bringing to you.

Gordana has just returned to Canada after an extended trip to her home country of Serbia, and the exciting negotiations for a Solo Exhibition to be held in her homeland next year. This is very exciting news, and the workload to complete all new work to travel to the exhibition requires devoted time and energy. While Gordana was certainly excited about the opportunity to bring our FIBREWORKS students her vast inventory of skills and techniques in this wonderful new workshop, she understands that life sometimes gets in the way... travel, work and studio time is a priority for all of us. 

So we will leave the low registration debates for another time and hope that this fall will be an exciting and productive time for all of our area friends in fibre. Make time for creating all new work, developing skills as you dye, paint, eco-print, explore your machine, value time with friends in fibre related groups and as individuals in studio....

Please stay tuned  as we post the details of all three exciting FIBREWORKS Workshop Weekends 
in March, April and May of 2016.

comes to FIBREWORKS Kingston  
March 11-13th, 2016  


Registration is open for 2016 Workshops and seats are limited. 
All of the details are in the right sidebar here at the blog

 and we are very excited to welcome our friend and outstanding Instructor
 Karen Goetzinger 
back in 2016...


May 11-13, 2016
Workshop details in the Pages Section of the right sidebar... just click on Karen's Workshop!

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Make sure that you get to ALMONTE this fist week of September to view the beautiful and thought provoking work of the Kingston Fibre Artists Group members in their "TIMELESS TREASURES" exhibition. The show closes Saturday September 5th.

FIBREFEST 2015 is fast approaching in Almonte, September 12 and 13th... the whole town will be filled with the wonders and excitement that only FIBREFEST can deliver. Take friends.... make a wonderful day of it and explore the exhibitions, the vendor booths and have lunch in one of the great downtown restaurants.

Looking forward to seeing you along the way this fall and hoping that our SAQA Central Canada members will be working on their SAQA "MY CORNER OF THE WORLD - CANADA" Exhibition quilts with entries due November 30th.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fall 2015 fast approaches and calendars are filling... Will you have time to share a FIBREWORKS WORKSHOP with friends this year?

Putting it all together...
Gordana Belih, Instructor
returns to Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshops Series
September 18-20, 2015

Lets be creative!

Do you ever wonder what to do with your many samples from different workshops, fabric scraps, lace, eco-dyed silk, wool, beads, metal finds? You will work closely with Gordana over this weekend of stitch and design play to develop the plans to create all new work as you "put it all together". Your work may be collaged onto black felt while planning  one special dimensional piece, or you might consider mounting your design stretched onto a frame… 
Bits and pieces of Gordana's work
There are so many options this dynamic artist uses in her own prize-winning art that will be shared during this fun-filled, design focused workshop. Time to explore, plan, sketch, dream and stitch!!! Make time to play and build new pieces for your stash of favourite techniques.

Techniques that will be explored by Gordana with her students during the workshop include:
* Free motion machine and hand stitching, 
* Stitching and burning felt,
* Stamping, wax resist printing, 
* Stitching onto water soluble film, 
* Painting Stitch-witchery, 
* Mono-printing on fabric, 
* Use of gold foil, 
* Drawing and stitching on the muslin…

The workshop will be held in Room 00060 from 9:30-4 pm Saturday and Sunday September 19th and 20th at St. Lawrence College. 
Friday evening September 18th
bring friends and enjoy the 
Lecture and sharing of Gordana's beautiful work. 
7-9 pm. Room 12040, St. Lawrence College.

Registration is OPEN and the form to send with your payment cheque payable to FIBREWORKS KINGSTON is on the right sidebar at our blog:
Hope to see you soon!
Bethany Garner, FIBREWORKS Coordinator