Explore the intriguing process of juxtaposing textiles with natural and found objects

Create your own surprising and compelling assembled pieces of art

Enjoy being part of a vibrant art experience

Complete the creative process by framing your work

Be inspired, relaxed and invigorated

“I HAVE NOT STOPPED TALKING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAD THIS PAST WEEKEND AT YOUR WORKSHOP. MY FAMILY LOVED THE PIECES I TOOK HOME. AGAIN, THANK YOU!” ….PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT


Finder's Keepers in Espanola

Thursday October 18 2018  -  Friday October 19 2018

The finder who becomes the keeper now becomes the quilter.

From 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

At Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

Espanola, ON

Fees: $175

Light lunch provided both days.

The finder who becomes the keeper now becomes the quilter. In this fun workshop, which plays around with combining the most unlikely elements, found objects become part of a larger story. Textiles form our starting point, and then it is fair play, stitching together copper and cloth, buttons and branches, or knobs and nails. This juxtaposition is obviously not for any guest-room bed. Instead it becomes a surprising and compelling, three-dimensional piece of textile art.

Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating a piece of art that is both personal and mysterious, one that speaks of roads travelled and stories found, one that becomes the keeper of stories.

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Creating connection: an autumn intensive

Thursday November 01 2018  -  Saturday November 03 2018

Join us for an exciting three-day intensive workshop

At Cobourg, Ontario

Join us for an exciting workshop with a flexible schedule, created to meet participants where they are. We'll workshop with instruction and develop ideas during the day, and have open studio time at night. This workshop is set up for both beginners and more advanced artists, and is meant to work with participants based on their individual level of expertise or experience.

Create, complete, and frame an intimate composition by gathering the old and the new, the found and the given, the finished and the unfinished. Instruction will be given on how to create a composition involving a wide variety of colours, textures and shapes, how to assemble the juxtaposed materials and how to embellish the assemblage through stitching with threads and copper wire, as well as burnishing and working with copper.
You will also be led through the process of finishing, mounting and framing the art piece.

Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating art that is both personal and mysterious, art that speaks of roads traveled and stories found, art that becomes the keeper of stories.

Note: This workshop is offered on a flexible schedule -- with options to do either a three-day intensive or a one-and-half day version, joining the workshop on the afternoon of Friday, November 2.

Fees: Intensive, 3 days, 2 nights: $325 + HST
Meet half-way (Friday afternoon through Saturday): $225 + HST

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“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORKSHOP—SO BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND EXECUTED. EACH OF US LEFT WITH OUR OWN FRAMED ARTWORK—AMAZING!” …..PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT