Spring has arrived!

Spring has arrived – and just in time for a wonderful season opener – ‘whisperings – a celebration of the forest world’ by Catherine Nicholls and Anni Hunt.  The large crowd of visitors at the opening on Saturday, March 26th  is an indication of the interest generated by these fibre artists.  The exhibition continues through to May 15th.

Mark these dates on your calendar for 2016:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

“Grown & Sewn Close to Home” – an opportunity for producers of local animal fibres to meet with spinners, weavers, felters & knitters.

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – at the yurts!

Johanna Walker, sheep shearer, will be on site Noon to 1:00 p.m. to demonstrate sheep shearing; and there will be opportunities to see the skirting of fleeces; spinning demonstrations; local nibblies and refreshments will be available.

For more information, and to RSVP please visit www.sunshinecoastfibreshed.ca

Exhibitions

May 21 to July 03 – “No Words Necessary” – Jill Sullivan
July 09 to August 21 – “Edge of the Forest” Surface Design Association
August 27 to October 09 – “Quilt/Not Quilt” – Jane Dunnewold
October 10 to 30 – “A Gathering”- inconjunction with 17th International Fungai & Fibre Symposium

Workshops

May 28 & 29 – Pine Needle Baskets – Randi Gerholt-Seary (see attached)
July 16 & 17 – Wire Sculpture – Joanne Waters (see attached)
August 17 – Felted Hat Making – Jill Denton
August 19 to 21 (3 days) – Creative Felting – Jill Denton
August 22 to 26 – Artists-in-residence – Jill Denton/Michelle Sirois Silver
August 28 to August 30 (3 days) – Purposeful Imagery – JaneDunnewold
August 31 & September 01 – Improvisational Design for Digitally Printed Fabric – Jane Dunnewold
September 05 to September 07 (3 days) – Multi-coloured Printing with Interacing Stencils – Jane Dunnewold
September 08 & 09 – Soy Wax Crayons and Paste – Jane Dunnewold
September 10 or 11 – Beginner Rughooking – Jill Denton
October 17 to 22 – International Fungai & Fibre Symposium with artists-in-residence

Weaver’s Circle with Mary Bentley begins 2016 season – Wednesday, April 06th and every Wednesday following through to end of October.

This is a drop-in session, from 9:30 to 4:30 each Wednesday, for an opportunity to learn with Mary – whether you are a beginner or an experienced weaver – there is always something to learn!

Drop-in fee of $10.00.

Spin-ins – last Thursday of the month – bring your wheel and something for the potluck table and enjoy the ‘circle’ of fibre and friends.

Enjoy Spring – see you at the yurts!