Other Events

Ancient Women in Textile Exhibition

April 18-June 15
IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

The second instalment in the Gendered Voices exhibition series that explores a diverse aspect of traditional female identity. In this exhibition, the relationship of women to textile production is brought to light through the stories of ancient mythological figures. Scheuing recounts these tales through her work with the Jacquard loom. This unique loom was invented by Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace. It has gone down in history as one of the world’s first computers. Ruth Scheuing uses this technology as a means to explore women’s place in history but also create a medium which fuses the past and future. Scheuing’s work uniquely weaves together futuristic technologies with ancient oral traditions. Please join us for this unique experience from a master weaver. Presented in partnership with Crafted Vancouver.

The exhibition’s opening night will be held within the museum from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, where light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
April 18, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more info, see https://craftedvancouver.com/events/ancient-women-in-textile//

Chilka Weaving Demonstration

May 10, 2019
11am – 1pm
Demonstration by ‘Nalaga – Donna Cranmer in partnership with Crafted Vancouver
VanDusen Botanical Garden

Chilkat weaving is a traditional form of weaving practised by Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other Northwest Coast peoples of Alaska and British Columbia. Chilkat blankets are worn by high-ranking tribal members on civic or ceremonial occasions, including dances. It is unique in that the artist can create curvilinear and circular forms within the weave itself. A Chilkat blanket can take a year to weave.

Join master weaver ‘Nalaga, Donna Cranmer as she demonstrates one of the most complex weaving techniques in the world. Donna is from the ‘Namgis band of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation from Alert Bay, British Columbia. Donna’s Kwak’wala name is ‘Nalaga, which means Daylight Woman. She has been weaving with cedar bark for over 25 years and Chilkat weave for 16 years. She creates traditional and contemporary pieces.

Must RSVP. For more information, see https://craftedvancouver.com/events/chilkat-weaving-demonstration/

FibreWorks Studio Workshops

Located in Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Registration is now open for these workshops

For more information: https://www.fibreworksgallery.com/upcoming-workshops/

• March 20 to 24 – Master Weaver Level One – Jean Curry
• April 13 & 14 – Out of the Dark – Catherine Nicholls
• April 27 & 28 – The Felted Landscape – Donna Goulette
• May 1 & 2 – Skill with Twill – Mary Bentley
• May 25 – Beginner Drop Spindling – Verna Chan
• June 4 to 6 – Come Twine with Me – Jackie Abrams
• June 8 to 11 – Cathead Baskets: Beginners & Beyond – Jackie Abrams
• June 17 to 21 – Working with Intent – Claire Benn
• July 13 & 14 – Colour on Cloth: Sunprints – Margie Davidson
• July 19 to 21- Experimental Approaches to Rug Hooking – Nadine Flagel
• September 21 & 22 – Sculptured Felt: Animals – Donna Goulette
• October 5 & 6 – One of a Kind Plus – Beyond Basic Mono Printing with a Gel Plate – Jennifer Love
• November 2 & 3 – Elements – Catherine Nicholls

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference

Join NwRSA for our Annual Conference to explore
July 26-28, 2019 Hotel RL, Olympia WA
For more info:https://www.nwrsa.net/

Olds College Fibre Week

Olds, Alberta
Fibre Week 2019 – July 5 – 11
Weekend classes, a merchant mall and fleece shows, Master Spinner and Master Weaver programs. Social events, food and accommodation services right on campus, our great stores and shops, and a Calgary airport shuttle.
Stay tuned to this page: more information will be available late December 2018 about the event’s activities and classes. Registration opens March 2019.

Port Townsend School of the Arts

A great line up of fiber arts classes starting now
April 6-7
Botanical Alchemy: An Eco-Dye Workshop with Linda Okazaki & Barbara Ramsey
May 31
Inspiration & Expression in Batik with Melissa Bixby
July 6
Create a Felted Prayer Flag with Connie Lobo & Carol Dudley
October 4-6
Monoprinting Dye on Fabric with Ann Johnston
November 8-10
Foraging for Color: A Mushroom Dye workshop with Alissa Allen
Stay tuned for new class listings for 2020 including Intuitive Stitch Embroidery, Off-loom Weaving and Natural Dyeing

For more info, go to: https://ptschoolofthearts.org/

Signs of Life – Funk Shui Felt | Artists Jessica de Haas + Christina Norberg

May 6 – May 30, 2019
Artists’ Reception | May 10 | 7pm – 10pm
10:30am – 5:30pm
Funk Shui Felt | Artists Jessica de Haas + Christina Norberg

For this collaborative exhibition in their Granville Island atelier, Jessica de Haas and Christina Norberg explore the theme “SIGNS OF LIFE”, using the medium of hand made felt.

They will be investigating line and form through wet felted and needle felted wearable art, sculpture and interior installation. Creating all-new works for this exhibit both individually and collaboratively, they have approached the theme from their differing ways of approaching the felting process. Guests are welcome to visit and view the exhibit, as well as learn more about felting by speaking to the craftspeople.

For more info: https://craftedvancouver.com/events/signs-of-life/

The Black Sheep Gathering

Coming July 5-7, 2019 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.
For more info: http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/

Thursday Bradley Spinners 9th Annual Fleece and Fibre Fair

Get ready for the annual 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair 2019!

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 9:30-3:30
Where: Bradley Centre, Coombs
975 Shearme Road
Free admission

35+ vendors of local fleece and fibre artisans
There will be a spinning circle and demonstrations

Food Vendor on site
Find us on Facebook @ 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre 2019

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest 2019

Campbell River, BC
May 3, 4 &5
Registration begins on Friday March 15.

For more info: http://shelmack.wixsite.com/vancouverislandfibre