Monthly Meetings

We will continue to meet on the 3rd Monday of every month and we're exploring alternates including in-person, Zoom and a hybrid of in-person and Zoom going forward.

Membership renewals are being accepted at the August 16th and September 20th meeting or online.

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

  • Monday, August 16th – Tentative tailgate gathering at City View United Church parking lot - a chance to reconnect in person with your OOTB artist friends!
    Bring your lawn chair and the latest fibre art projects you have completed or are working on. We can sit socially distanced, but don't forget your mask! This meeting will depend fully on Covid limitations for group sizes for the date in August, and will be confirmed by email a week ahead based on the status of Ontario's re-opening.
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 – Presentation about Out of the Box, Membership Renewals, Next Challenge Announcement. We are planning to hold a hybrid meeting with some in-person attendees and others attending via Zoom. The internet connection has been tested and we feel confident the online aspect will work well. Current restrictions allow only 25 members to be present in person at the meeting.
  • Monday, October 18, 2021 - Member Speaker: Connie ten Bruggenkate on Ecoprinting
  • Monday, November 15, 2021 - Challenge Reveal
  • Monday, December 13, 2021 (2nd Monday of the month) - Christmas Social via Zoom - a Christmas ornament you have made or inspired you
  • January 17, 2022 – Guest speaker: Elaine Quehl – A Design Journey


Fibre art workshops are hosted once or twice a year from a variety of talented artists from across Canada and internationally.


  • Yarn Painting - with Len DeGraf, (Starry Night) - on Zoom in early November 2021. The workshop will run over 2 half days, from 9am - 12pm. The price will be $70, that includes the workshop and a beeswaxed board that will be prepared for each participant. Participants will learn about the history of yarn.




Indigo and Mark Making Workshops with Bethany Garner

Thread-Web with Pat Hertzberg

Nuno Felting with Wendo VanEssen

Dyeing, Printing and Colour with Gunnel Hag

Imagine & Create with Hilary Rice


Doll Making

Basic Embroidery Stitches

Wet Felting

Art Journaling – Explorations in the Creative Process

Wool Appliqué

Creating with Scrap Fabrics

Image Transfer

Using Stencils in Your Art Work

Felt Bowls Using a Balloon

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles