The dandelions are blooming, our gardens are filled with daffodils, hyacinths and tulips and the robins and hummingbirds are enjoying it all – welcome to Spring on the Sunshine Coast!
In the gallery:
“Spring in the Rainforest” continues through to Sunday, May 24 – featuring the rainforest papers of Jan MacLeod, using ferns, mosses, seeds and grasses to make her paper baskets, vases, books and cards; Trisha Joel’s natural dyed and eco-printed scarves; Jennifer Love’s botanically inspired hangings, and much more.
Our regular days and hours of operation – Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jackie Abrams – Cathead Baskets – June 02 to 04, 2015 – www.jackieabrams.com
Many of you will remember Jackie with her wonderful handpainted paper woven baskets when she taught at FibreWorks a few years ago – at that time, she focused on hexagonal weaves and resurfacing objects. We are very excited to announce that Jackie will be joining us again, by popular request, to teach the “cathead basket” technique. This workshop is now full and we are maintaining a wait list for this workshop.
We are thrilled to announce that Jill Denton (felt artist from the UK) is joining us at FibreWorks after a three-year absence. Jill’s exhibition, “Maids and Meadows” will open Sunday, May 31, and Jill is offering two felting workshops (see attached). To register, please call or email.
Mary Bentley – master of ‘summer and winter’ weaving techniques, is offering an 8 shaft workshop in August (please see attached). This is an opportunity to explore a weave structure that provides endless variations of colour and texture.
In the studio:
FibreWorks is working in partnership with Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild (www.scswg.org) and BC’s Sunshine Coast Fibreshed (www.sunshinecoastfibreshed.ca) to support and encourage local fibre producers. Please follow the link to check out the videos of sheep shearing and fibre exploration of Round Table Farms Icelandic flock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36jxUds6Tww&list=UUZOeEc3mvsZMzLcmWJszWPw
We are very excited about the variety of fibre possibilities on the Sunshine Coast and we know we have just begun to explore the selections!
Weaver’s Circle with Mary Bentley
Weaver’s Circle has moved to Thursdays for the next few months, to accommodate Mary’s schedule. The drop in starts at 9:30 thru to 4:30 each Thursday, 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.
The last Tuesday of each month (note change of date) 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.
Enjoy Spring – see you at the yurts!