Monday, January 20, 2020

Winter blahs mean you need to get out of the house and have some time for HAND STITCH PLAY with friends old and new... join me at the TETT Centre, February 27th from 1-5 pm. Bring Friends!


Join me at the TETT Centre, 
370 King Street West, Kingston, ON
Activity Room, 1st Level
Thursday, February 27th, 1-5 pm

Classroom  project supplies provided by the Instructor,  Class Fee: $45

Have you always wanted to try your hand at 


-          Students will receive a ground cloth of linen and an embroidery hoop, needles and threads package. (Small scissors of your choice would be great to tuck in your bag for class!)
-          In this class, we will explore some traditional IMPROV stitching and add some more complex stitches that will support and enhance your design play.
-          Taking the artwork in YOUR own direction and adding some creative, original colour and stitch will give you the confidence to create artwork that can be framed or made into home d├ęcor pieces for your home or gifts.
-          This class is for those who have some experience with basic stitches, 

and everyone is Welcome!

Register through e-transfer or by cheque pre-class. 
Contact Bethany for details:  garner[at]

Winter is here and LET"S CELEBRATE!!! Come to the TETT Centre on February 22nd and share some time with me - SNOW DYEING!!!

My first experiment with dyeing fabric with fiber-reactive dye occurred a couple of years ago using SNOW. I loved the vivid results I was able to achieve and wanted to continue dyeing, but the snowy season was over. Because snow is made up of ice crystals, I decided to experiment with ice cubes. Using ice cubes to dye fabric offers year-round results very similar to snow dyeing. But best of all, I’ve found that when using ice cubes, the colors are even brighter!

So many variations to try…and just plain easy!  

What you need to know! 

This is a 4-hour class and we will get right at the work as you come in the doors! 
  • You will furnish your own threads, fabric and I will share all the dye!
  • Bring a dishpan and a colander (dollar store) to tuck your fabrics into - and you need a pan and colander for each piece if larger than 1/2 metre!
  • And YES, you can snow dye yarns that are cotton, linen, rayon, silk or Tencel!

 -  Students will experiment with how the fabric is folded. Different patterns, scrunching, tying, or folding on the diagonal will cause the fabric to have another look.
 - We will vary the amount of dry, powered dye students will use and where they apply it to the snow mounds in their colanders or onto the ice if there is no snow!
 -  Students will experiment with different color combinations of dye.
- When the weather forbids the falling snow to come on our dye day, we will use commercial bags of ice cubes.

Register by contacting Bethany at garner[at]
Credit card/Square, e-transfer and cheques are welcome for pre-registration

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter days provide us time for indoor work and HAND STITCHING is something everyone can take on - join Bethany for some fun with IMPROVISATIONAL STITCHING, February 13, 2020

at the TETT Centre, Activity Room, 1st Level
Thursday, February 13th 12-4 pm
All supplies provided by the Instructor, $45

Register for this class through Eventbrite, online here:

Have you always wanted to try your the hand at 

-         Using a cloth that feels so beautifully subtle like wool for the stitching base is a great way to start!?

-         Taking the path for the class project artwork in YOUR own direction after learning some of the basic hand stitches that everyone can create with a short tutorial and a bit of practice makes the time you spend together with new friends a valuable start on a lifelong craft you will love to share.

-         Students need not have any prior experience. Everyone welcome!

-         You will go away with a lovely piece started that you can finish in the comfort of your home and at your own pace!

-         Advanced hand-stitching classes to come in March and April.

                                              Come Play!!
     And registration may be made via e-transfer or 
cheque to Bethany Garner, 
Contact: garner[at]

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Indigo dye work is an all-time passion for me and I love to share this skill with friends old and I am hoping you might have time in your calendar to join in on the fun at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning on Thursday evening, February 20th, 6-9 pm.

All of the supplies for creating a few samples for the various wrapping, folding or stitching techniques are in the classroom for you.

Bethany's sold-out class is back! In this 3 hour workshop discover the magic of indigo dyeing with Bethany Garner. This class is designed to share multiple techniques that delight and stimulate creativity and result in a beautiful collection of hand-dyed fabric samples for you to work with after class.

Learn about fabric preparation, stitching, clamping, and wrapping techniques. Enjoy instructor-led demonstrations and free time to create! The Workshop focuses on ‘easy to use at home’, studio bucket dyeing methods that everyone can use and take away for further exploration as they develop their new skills.

Indigo Dye Workshop - For the love of Blue!
Instructor: Bethany Garner
When: Thursday, 20 February 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

* Dye materials included in class fee. Indigo Vats to share will be ready for students when they arrive.
* A comprehensive workshop handout folder is provided.
* 1 Metre of 100% Cotton, prepared for dyeing cloth for SAMPLES included.
* Students are welcome to bring their own fabrics/yarns/threads.
* Please bring a plastic container to take your wet projects home.

Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West