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

  • Jan. 15, 2018, Nancy Garrard and Karen Samanski will give a talk about their trip and experience at the Knitting and Stitching show in London, England. Members' show and tell their artwork.
  • Feb.19, 2018, SAQA Trunk Show will stop in Ottawa, it's our only chance to see the show before it is put on display in Nova Scotia. Fibre Fling 7 briefing by Chair, Debra Boyd-Chisholm. Members will show and tell their artwork.
  • March 19, 2018, Guest Speaker - Vanessa Coplan will talk about her art journey snd textile art.
  • April 16, 2018, Esther Bryan will talk about the history of the Quilt of Belonging.

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.
  • You can register for Playdates at the monthly members meeting or by emailing Program Committee.

Upcoming Playdates
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

"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

Felt Bowls Using a Balloon

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles