Notes for September 2015

We’ve had some much needed rain on the Sunshine Coast and now we’re into the fall sunshine – warm days and cool nights and permission to spend time in our studios.

“Mended” – an exhibition by 25 members of the Surface Design Association of BC/Yukon opened Sat. August 29th – during a power failure! Seventy visitors enjoyed the exhibition by the natural light through the yurt domes and relaxed in the afternoon sunshine. The “Mended” exhibition continues through to Sunday, October 04th – visitors are enjoying the art and the stories of ‘mending’.

In conjunction with the ‘mended’ exhibition, some of the artists are participating in weekend stitch-ins at FibreWorks. The photos above are a few of the public participants who are giving stitching a try.

Scheduled artists – Saturday, Sept. 26th – Catherine Nicholls and Anni Hunt; Wednesday, Sept. 30th – Thomas Roach and Jennifer Love; Saturday, October 03 – Jill Sullivan.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

Also in the gallery:

Saturday, October 10th – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. marks the opening of “Finding Treasures” featuring the colourful silks of Amber Friedman and coiled linen treasures by Erin Hamilton.

Exhibition details will follow in the next week.

In the Studio:

Weaver’s Circle with Mary Bentley returns to normal scheduling, effective September.

9:30 thru to 4:30 each Wednesday, providing an opportunity for weavers to work with Mary and learn from her tremendous expertise. Beginners thru to experienced welcome. Drop in fee is $10.00.

Spin-In returns to normal scheduling, beginning with the last Thursday of September, and continuing with the last Thursday of each month. We create a spinner’s circle in the studio (or on the deck) and share spinning and fibre tales. Everyone is welcome – please bring something for the potluck lunch table. A great opportunity to explore spinning techniques and a variety of wheels.