In order to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild has a special exhibition at Ottawa's Shenkman Arts Centre entitled The Fibre of Our Being – La Fibre de Notre Vie. This lovely show celebrating the uniqueness of our country runs from May 9 – 28, 2017. It is definitely a must-see for anyone in the Ottawa area.
This year’s Twist Fibre Festival takes place August 19th to 20th from 9am to 5pm. The entry fee is 10 per day (taxes included) or $15 for the weekend pass, FREE for kids under 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. It takes place at Complexe Whissell, 530 Rue Charles-Auguste-Montreuil, Saint-André-Avellin, Québec. A day at this festival is filled with great events, delicious food, wonderful kid’s events and fibre. Mark the days on your calendar, you won’t want to miss it.
“Dimensions” is the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work. Dimensions 2017 Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery 813 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, SK May 20- July 29, 2017
Quebec has a wonderful array of fibre suppliers guaranteed to suit the needs of fibre lovers of all kinds. Here are some of our favourites...
The Montréal Centre For Contemporary Textiles is an important resource for fibre artists who wish to improve their skills or experiment with a new craft. The centre holds introduction and refresher workshops in knitting, weaving, embroidery, felting, basketry or dyeing in French and English.
General Fine Craft is known for its popular exhibition openings. Their upcoming exhibition: Exceptional celebrates their 5th year in business. This exhibit showcases original objects that are hand-crafted in Canada. The theme "Exceptional" was left to the artist's interpretation.
Cindy Obuck's exhibition, Inner Spirits, at Traditions Gallery in Regina, is open for one more week. If you are in the area take some time to visit this show and enjoy Cindy's characterful, organic multimedia pieces.
Gn'R Alpaca farm is located in Lisle, Ontario. The farm is known for its amazing fleece. Owner, Gail Franklin-Hawes, has always been interested in fibre. She loves that alpaca fibre is lustrous and silky, warmer than wool, and contains no lanolin, which makes it non allergenic. Alpaca fibre is also flame-resistant. Gn'R Farm processes their fleece from start to finish.
This September, Pam de Groot will be coming to the Shatford Centre in Penticton, BC to teach two felting workshops. Her Felted Vest workshop is sold out but there is still spaces in her Surface, Form and Space class.
The Kootenay Fibre Fest is on this weekend with vendors, demos, give it a go stations, giant knitting, gallery, and stash exchange/sale. Bring a piece of your work to show in our pop up gallery for the day. (display only) Bring your spinning wheel, knitting, crochet, stitching, hooking...anything portable to work on. It is a day of play and making and doing and sharing. All welcome.