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

  • April 16, 2018 - In light of the poor weather conditions, we have decided to cancel tonight's meeting. Our guest speaker would have to drive over 1.5 hours to come to our meeting. Side streets and parking lots are treacherous. Stay home and be safe. We will reschedule Esther for a future meeting. Thanks for your understanding.
  • May 21, 2018 – Members Nancy Garrard and Karen Samanski will share their experience at the Annual Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show in the UK. Members show and tell their artwork and their results from the Transfer Images Playdate and the Dying Workshop.
  • June 18, 2018 – Members, bring in a piece of art that you have difficulty finishing to get ideas and possible solutions from members and/or bring in finished pieces that you had difficulties with and explain how you came up with solutions.
  • July 16, 2018 - Members sharing and show and tell.
  • August 20, 2018 - Members show and tell.
  • September 17, 2018 - Members show and tell.
  • October 15, 2018 - Welcome designer, creator and lecturer of Traditional Beadwork, Naomi Smith. Members show and tell.

Workshops

May 5, 2018, One-day Workshop, Introduction to Fabric Dyeing (Low Water Immersion) with Elaine Quehl.

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.

Upcoming Playdates
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

"Connected by A Thread…"

    Artwork Specifications
  • Create an 11" x 14" OR 14" x 11" fibre piece using any technique or medium
  • soft or hard mounted
  • collaborative projects welcome

Archives

Workshops

Dyeing, Printing and Colour with Gunnel Hag

Imagine & Create with Hilary Rice.

Playdates

Using Stencils in Your Art Work

Felt Bowls Using a Balloon

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles