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

  • July 16, 2018 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Bring in a piece that has worked, one that has not, and one that turned out just plain hideous! We can discuss what worked and why and what did not work and why and have a laugh at the 'Ugly' and hopefully all learn something.
  • August 20, 2018 - Bring in a piece you made that is inspired by a trip/vacation and be ready to explain.
  • September 17, 2018 - This meeting will be dedicated to introducing new members to what we do as an art group. The Fibre Fling, exhibits we participate in as well as Workshops and Playdates.
  • October 15, 2018 - Naomi Smith a First Nations beader will be doing a presentation and showing her works.
  • November 19, 2018 - Elaine Quehl is an Ottawa Art Quilter who taught our introduction to Dyeing Workshop this past May. She will be doing a presentation and Trunk Show.
  • December 17, 2018 - Bring in your Christmas inspired works to show with the group.

Workshops

Sept 17, 2018 - Nuno Felting Workshop with Wendo VanEssen

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 free 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 October 22, 2018 - Wool Appliqués with Linda DeVerno

Monday November 26, 2018 - to be finalized - Christine Johnson

Monday January 28, 2019 - Wet Felting with Janet Tulloch


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

Creating with Scrap Fabrics

Image Transfer

Using Stencils in Your Art Work

Felt Bowls Using a Balloon

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles