Monday, June 10, 2019

SUMMER PLAY : INDIGO DYE DAY at ODESSA FAIRGROUNDS on July 5, 2019 and my summer FIBRE FOCUS Arts Camp - "MAKE ART TOGETHER" Gathering the week of August 19-23, 2019,

Hi Everyone... 

Just a note to let you know about a couple of arts programming workshop dates coming along in July and August!
Hope you might have time to join me for some fun with fibre friends.

Bethany

NEWS: FYI

Friday, July 5th is an Indigo Dye PLAY Day 
at the Odessa Fairgrounds... just for fun for friends and THE LOVE OF BLUE
$40 including access to the Indigo pots all day. 
9-5 pm. 
Everyone Welcome. 
Brown Bag lunch. Treats and coffee/tea/juice provided.


Summer is the very BEST time for Indigo Dye Play and I love to share my INDIGO: FOR THE LOVE OF BLUE workshop Day with friends who love to dye cloth, yarns, and fibre for spinning, weaving, and your summertime sewing!

Come join me at the Odessa Fairgrounds July 5th and dye your favourite cloth (no garments), threads, yarns and small table linens (runners and napkins). 

The Vats will be shared by three people, so bring a couple of friends and come play!
Pre-paid Registration to be received by June 30th, please and thanks.

By cheque to me: Bethany Garner, 3275 Orser Road, Elginburg, ON K0H1M0 
or e-transfer to garner@kingston.net



And in August - a FULL WEEK  RETREAT JUST FOR YOU! 


Fiber FOCUS Arts Camp - "MAKE ART TOGETHER" Gathering,
Five Days (or just pick and choose when you can join us!) 
August 19-23rd (in lieu of 'Colour on Cloth' at SLC this year)
at the Odessa Fairgrounds, Odessa ON

Classroom/ Hall and grounds space for outdoor work at the Fairgrounds Hall 
open 9:30 - 5 pm, Monday through Friday  

Choose YOUR own calendar of favourite projects and come for one day, two, three, four or definitely - all five days.   

Detailed information and registration form available by email to garner@kingston.net and the notification to the public will be posting to http://www.fibreworkskingston.blogspot.ca  and my FB page on June10th.

Fees: $190.00 for the full week covers your 5-day attendance, classroom table space and handouts, some workshop supplies and Instructor sharing 9-11 every morning. 

Supplies lists will be provided with paid registration.

(or plan your own workshop schedule: with YOUR choice of dates to attend: $50 for one day, $80 for two days, $110 for three, and $150 for four). 

Monday, August 19:  

Created by the amazing Heather Pregger, SAQA Artist and what inspiration for dyeing!







DYEING to QUILT -  

The 'gallons' of dye (16) appear and the workshop day is devoted to on YOU and creating a palette of color that will carry you through the next year of work. 

EVERYONE loves a dye day - so whether you enjoy flat dyeing, dye painting, colours on your favourite yarns and threads or hand painting garments like shirts and pants and jackets... this is your day to start a summer of sewing fun with your own hand dyed fabrics!


Dyes will be available all week, through Friday and refreshed as needed.








Tuesday, August 20:  

DESIGN PLAY with COLOUR ON CLOTH  
Making MARKS

Developing your own designs on the cloth of your choice including fabric painting and Thermo Fax/Screen-print work with thickened dyes. The use of various inks for monoprints and marking tools will be covered in this class. OR, make your marks on cloth with simply stitch if you are keen to use hand or machine skills to make YOUR OWN marks - I love the simplicity of the LINE  Some screens and the dyes and inks I use will be in the classroom for sample making... bring your own!

Create unique new cloth inventories and individual designs to accelerate your design play going into 2020. Details shared with all registered students.







Wednesday, August 21: 

ECO PRINTING - Learn this playful take on "making your own mark" using what you find in the local area (bring your own selection of leaves and 'found' natural plant life). Participants will supply their own wool, silk or linen for print work. 

Bethany will have silk scarves/some yardage available for purchase as your base. Details will be sent to all registered students.


LIMESTONE WALL by Bethany Garner - eco prinedt on 100% cotton with iron and alum mordant


Love adding your own STITCHES on an eco print cloth even more than just the plain cloth!
                  

 The beautiful print immediately above was "made by Barb" and you should check out her beautiful work at www.madebybarb.com/2019/06/09/why-i-love-love-love-eco-printing/

Odessa Hall has a wonderful kitchen with three full-size ranges for working with eco printing using boiled pots of plant life... students are encouraged to come and play with this technique and bring their own pots and hot plates to use outside - several areas on the Odessa Fairgrounds to PLUGIN!! 

I promise great fun and using what you have and find!!


Thursday, August 22:

MODERN QUILT DAY - and you create a Modern Quilt design
'HERE AND THERE' 

This quilt pattern is a Denise Schmidt design and my choice of a special bed quilt for my granddaughter to take off to University. 
My own version is underway and will be ready for your viewing and a MAKE IT DAY to get your own version started at Odessa... SIMPLE and GRAPHIC and a terrific way to use up those amazing fat quarters you have stashed away, or perhaps some hand dyed cloth you made earlier in the week!

Come Sew along with me as you create a wonderful 'Stash breaker' Modern Quilt design from Denyse Schmidt Studios  (Photo Below) and designed for every level of quilter. 

Create a wall quilt, or start on a bed quilt that will take your machine and stash into a summer day or two of fun stitching and creative design play... purchased pattern provided for table runner, baby or bed size project with paid registration.

         








Friday, August 23, 2019

IMPROV ART DAY: Paint it, Dye It, Piece it  
As we wind up the week, and some of you continue to use the facility for your own work, I will be playing with participants as they create all new work (and yes, our quilters will still be working away on their projects if they stay for the week or book a second day to continue to play on 'Here and There') .

Pieced with abandon....
Enjoy this day with me as I walk you through creating your own individual IMPROVISATIONAL ARTWORK, inspired by a favorite quilt you have seen along the way, or to use up your favorite fabrics that are haunting you as they sit on a shelf!

Creating YOUR OWN designs in art play make quilt making fun!  Use up some hand-dyed fabrics or bring some of that stash that is haunting you in closets and drawers... 

YOUR ideas and stash will underline the path you take on this fun day of cutting, stitching and maybe even finishing a new piece of artwork! COME PLAY!

ANN BAUER work with strips and squares - simplicity to celebrate!
MARKINGS II by Bethany Garner, IMPROV piecing with hand dyed and printed cloth

Your Registration form to mail is on the right sidebar here at the blog...copy and print to mail with your payment.

Drop me a note and let me know if you will be joining me at ODESSA FAIRGROUNDS in August... then pop off a cheque to secure your seat 

or send along an e-transfer to garner@kingston.net

Questions to me at bethanygarner.art@gmail.com




HAVE A GREAT SUMMER... Hope to see some of you at Quilt Canada in Ottawa this next week! I will be there touring the shows and in the SAQA booth Thursday and Friday.


Bethany

Thursday, April 11, 2019






I will also be sharing an Indigo workshop on July 17th at the TETT!!!
LOVE being at the Activity Room space where art happens on the first level in the TETT Centre.. an amazing and wonderful place to spend time with friends old and new!

Come Play -
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Details and registration here:






WET FELTED ART Workshop with Bethany Garner

Saturday, June 15th 1-4pm
Register at:
Creating cloth with your hands is one of the most satisfying activities an artist can experience! In this workshop, students will receive an individual kit of colourful wool roving and miscellaneous yarn fibres that will be used to create an original piece of wet felted art cloth. The process is hands-on, fun and EASY! Everyone will go home with a starting point for creating hand made felt on their own, experimenting and growing their skills as they PLAY!
Handmade felted cloth can be used for various projects including scarves, vessels, wall art, table accessories, a base for embroidery and more.
Wet Felting Kit included.
Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West

INSTRUCTOR BIO – BETHANY GARNER

Bethany Garner has been designing and making quilts since 1976. She is a seasoned contemporary artist, traditional quilter, Restoration Specialist, Quilt Conservator, and is a Professor of Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home.
Bethany has been sharing her favourite techniques in the classrooms since 1996 and brings her students a number of mixed-media, and cloth based colouring workshops based on the application of easy to use Procion MX Dyes, acrylic paints, inks, and silk paints for cloth, fibres and threads. Bethany’s courses are technique based, fun and developed to ensure that every student is accepted and feels included, supported and making their way forward on their own creative path.
Bethany served as a member and Board Secretary for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning from 2015 to 2018. She is a Past Co-President of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners and is a member of the Kingston Fibre and Fabric Cooperative, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. She is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association/ACC and was honored as the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Bethany has recently served Studio Art Quilt Associates, an International Art Quilts organization with 3400 members worldwide and has served as their Central Canada Regional Representative. Beth was selected as Curator for the first major SAQA Exhibition coming to Canada, and she is active within the Surface Design Association. She also enjoys her active membership with both the Kingston Fibre Artists, Quinte Fibre Artists, and CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists groups in Ontario. She exhibits her work across Canada and the US, often in gallery settings and with group/Association exhibitions.
Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada and the US. She enjoys sharing her work in group and solo exhibitions when opportunities present.
Bethany travels and teaches for Quilt Guilds, shops, and women's groups by invitation. She is the Owner and Managing Co-ordinator for the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series which has brought the very best of the best Fibre Arts Educators to Canada since 1979.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Kingston Fibre Artists 
cordially invite you to attend Art Threads 2019
from 
April 8th until May 5th

Show takes place at the Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity located at 370 King St West, Level 1. This is the 22nd annual exhibition for the group and features new work by 17 local artists, including a group challenge featuring fibre art using a favourite quotation as inspiration.
Walk & Talk
Friday April 12 at 10 am

Experience the exhibition with a tour and discussion with some of the artists.
Demonstrations
Friday April 12 from  1-4 pm

Watch some of the artists demonstrate their creative collage; using an air pen; chenille technique; modern embroidery; and using a knitting machine.
Opening Reception

Kingston Food Bank's Sandy Singers
 will open the show at the reception being held on Saturday April 13th from 2pm to 4pm. Food bank donations will be welcome at the reception and for the duration of the show.
Art Threads is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until the show is taken down Sunday, May 5th at 5:00 pm.

For more information or to arrange a gallery tour for a group,
please contact 
info@kingstonfibreartists.ca


Art Threads is made possible by the generous support of the Ballytobin Foundation.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019



Pleae plan to join Central Canada artist CYNTHIA MCNAIR as she shares her 

'An Outsider's View of Israel'
The Gallery 
at the J Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
March 30-April 28, 2019
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gallery Information: 416-924-6211, ext. 250


Cynthia works from photographs that she took on her trips to Israel, transferring the images to fabric and painting them. She has travelled the country widely and continues to find inspiration.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Great friends and FIBRE ARTISTS, the members of the OUT OF THE BOX group are hosting their Annual Art show and Spring 2019 Sale





Share their annual
 FIBRE FLING
at the 

Kitchissippi United Church

between Carling Ave and the 417

Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th
10-8 pm on Friday and
10-5 pm on Saturday

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Please join me in considering an entry to STILL, the 2019 Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition ... this is an outstanding opportunity from Fibre Art and Quilt artists across Canada...


The Grand National Committee and the Portage & District Arts Centre invite quilt and fibre artists from across Canada to participate in their 2019 thematic exhibition. 

STILL 
The Grand National is “Still” an entity and the committee challenges you to create a piece using the theme “Still”. 
For example, your piece could celebrate the longevity of a place, event or idea; demonstrate the ability of an object to be motionless; slice out a millisecond of time in which a continuously moving object can be viewed as frozen in time or let your imagination interpret this theme some other way.

Entry Submission Deadline: April 13, 2019

Acceptance Notification by May 14, 2019, Exhibition 

Opens: July 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2019, Show Conclusion: August 10, 

2019 Entry Requirements and Entry Form are available at www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca 

For info: grandnationalexhibition@gmail.com, 250-923-8875


Entry Requirements pdf here:

http://www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca/Grand%20National%202019%20Entry%20Requirements.pdf

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The art of hand dyeing threads and yarn for embroidery, weaving and free form stitch on your art quilt projects and favourite traditional quilts is a passion and I would love to share a full day of dye play with YOU!







A STITCHERS APPROACH: “Dyeing Your Own Threads”


Create your own custom hand dyed threads at the Tett Centre! In this one-day workshop, artist and art educator Bethany Garner will introduce you to the art and joy of designing and dyeing your own colourful threads.


Bethany loves using her own hand dyed threads in her art quilts and traditional embroidery stitches on cloth. Whether you love embroidery, Kantha, layered textural effects, or making marks across the surface of a quilt using hand stitch, the threads will be an important addition to your Stitcher’s TOOL BOX of skills. Take the next step, enhance your creative journey, and produce your own signature palette of colourful threads!

You simply need to bring your favourite skeins of (white) embroidery floss, pearl cotton or crochet threads in various sizes. Hand dyed threads are the perfect addition to your yarn and thread stash, and are easy to incorporate into scarves, quilts, home d├ęcor and more! COME PLAY!




Please note:
* Students must bring their own threads – floss, pearl cotton, crochet thread etc. Or bring your own pre-wound warps in Tencel, linen, or cotton in various weights (white or off-white). Please no silk or wool. Note, Students may purchase a thread kit for $10.00-$15.00 cash during the class.
* Dye materials and supplies are included in the course fee.
* Please bring a large container to take wet threads home.
* A comprehensive workshop handout is provided.
* Please pack a lunch.
No Experience required. All skill levels welcome.

DATE AND TIME

Location
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
370 King Street West  
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TETT CENTRE for Creativity and Learning brings arts practices and developing your artists profile to centre stage with this workshop with GAETANNE LAVOIE


Professional Practices for Artists, Part 1

Are you an emerging or experienced artist looking for guidance on how to balance art making and business?

Alongside artist Gaetanne Lavoie, learn and discuss the key skills necessary to becoming an entrepreneurial artist, and discover the available resources for you! Learn the importance of creating a brand, business cards, a website, and a resume that stands out. Dive into how to utilize social media and marketing in an effective way. Learn how to work as a full-time artist, and talk MONEY! Where to find it, how to get it, from: grants, competitions, submissions, art sales, prints, expositions, patrons and more. Learn the important approaches to advertise yourself and develop a client list. After this 3-session series, you will take home tangible tips and resources to up-level your creative career. 16+

Where: Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 109 (1st Floor)
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 Kings Street West

Session 1: Wednesday, February 13th 6-9pm
Session 2: Wednesday, February 20th 6-9pm
Session 3: Wednesday, February 27th 6-9pm

What will you cover?

Elevator Pitches
Business Cards
Websites
Social Media
Financing
Grants
Government Funding
Patrons of the Arts
Competitions
Residencies
and more!




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Cheers,

Danielle Folkerts
Marketing & Program Coordinator