Activities

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Ottawa Citizen Main Floor Board Room, Baxter Road, Ottawa.

Visitor admission is $5, except for special guest presentations, when it is $10.

We have a Members show and tell at every meeting.  'Show' means sharing of fibre related accomplishments. 'Tell' is the sharing of anything that may be of interest to members (shows, workshops, talks).

Program Lineup

  • November 20, 2017 - Marilyn White and Patricia Caffrey speaking about the City and Guilds program they took which is based in the U.K.
  • December 18, 2017 - Sharing holiday themed art work.
  • January 15, 2018 - Nancy Garrard and Karen Samanski will give a talk about their experience at London’s England’s Knitting and Stitching show.
  • February 19, 2018 - Fibre Fling 7 briefing.
  • March 19, 2018 - Members sharing their art journey.
  • April 16, 2018 - Ester Bryan speaking about the "Quilt of Belonging"

Workshops

2018

Playdates

Where, How Many, Time and Costs
Playdates are held at the Kitchissippi United Church 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa. The hall entrance is the second door on the side facing the 417. There is fee parking in designated areas.

  • Six Playdates are organized for members each year.
  • The cost for each Playdate is $10.00 or $25.00 for three Playdates and there may be a small material fee for materials.
  • You can register for Playdates at the monthly members meeting or by emailing Program Committee.

Upcoming Playdates

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Art knitting & crocheting with Lorie Schinko
This is a course for learning the basic principles of wool width, according to needle size, measurements and creative combinations of yarns. The knitting is only knit and purl-the yarn does the work of making textures and visual stimulation to make one of a kind items. We will learn a formula of various yarn combinations and needle size, and how many stitches per inch in order than persons can make a successful customized pattern for cards, hats skirts and capes. We will discuss including crocheting with knitting for 1 garment using the formula she will give out to the participants.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, Using stencil in your art work with Carolyn Gibbs

Monday, April 30, 2018 Transfer image with Lynn Ruff Monday,

May 28, 2018 Techniques for using scraps and threads to make new fabric and block technique with Linda Palaisy.

Challenges


Archives

Workshops

Dyeing, Printing and Colour with Gunnel Hag

Imagine & Create with Hilary Rice.

Playdates

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles