Activities

Monthly Meetings

We will continue to meet on the 3rd Monday of every month. We meet in various ways including in-person, Zoom and a hybrid of in-person and Zoom.

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, September 19 – A fun interactive event in September designed to get us into creative thinking mode and generate ideas for future OOTB activities and programming. (In person at City View United only)
  • Monday, October 17 – We are working on having Line Dufour speak to our group about her upcoming show 'Fate Destiny and Self-Determination' at the MVTM Museum. Have you prepared and submitted a piece for her show? (Hybrid meeting)
  • Monday, November 21 – Since the glues & adhesives meeting was so useful, we've decided to hold an evening where we can talk about Stiffeners. There should be much to share! (Zoom meeting)
  • Monday, December 19 – A Social over Zoom. We're working on a hands-on activity for this meeting (Zoom only)
  • Monday, January 16 - we'll have a presentation on upcycling our clothing into something more artistic (or thrift flips as it is sometimes called)

Workshops

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

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

International textile artist Kim Thittichai
Interested in learning how to create your own designs? Or using heat tools to create your fibre art? Out of the Box Fibre Artists is offering 2 workshops (see descriptions below Zoom with international textile artist Kim Thittichai, best known for teaching experimental textiles. Open to non-members and members. Cost for each workshop is approximately $100. Email co-chair@out-of-the-box.org for registration information.)


The Journey – September 27 & 28, 9 am – noon EST

Th Journey

Create a journey, imaginary or otherwise and learn how to create your own designs. Never be afraid of the 'D' word again! We will work through several formulas for creating original designs, discussing the use of colour and materials as we work. Working with paper, paints and pencils you will generate enough designs on this day to last you for years to come. The designs you generate on the day will be the start of many exciting projects to come. Use the designs for applique, quilt patterns, embroidery. The choices are endless. Whatever your craft or practice, you will always need designs - and from now on your will be original and unique to you. Start your own design workbook where you will keep all your designs, tracings and colour experiments.

 

Zap! Pow! Slash and Melt! – October 25 & 26 – 9 am – noon EST

Zap!-Pow!

For all those that love their heat tools or would like to know more about how to use them. We will be using irons, heat guns and soldering irons and a sewing machine in this workshop. Working with Lutradur, painted and unpainted Bondaweb (WonderUnder in Canada), transfer foils and gilding flakes. You will create various samples on the workshop to develop ready for the 2-hour Show and Tell 2 weeks after the workshop. Learn how to control heat and the effect you can achieve with it. You can work in 2 or 3D in the workshop, it's up to you. No aerosols or oil-based paints can be used in this workshop.


 

 

 

 

Playdates



Archives

Workshops

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


Playdates

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