The Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River cordially invites you, your family and your friends to the opening of The Art of Fibre, Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St., Middleton, NS. Come and enjoy the wonderful fibre art on display and meet the artists who contributed to the exhibition. The exhibition continues until September 2, 2019.
Learn the basics of bead embroidery and come home with a lovely beaded broach!
“The Broach Approach” workshop is appropriate for people new to beading. In this workshop you will be introduced to beading supplies, materials, and a number of bead embroidery techniques. You will be shown finishing techniques and come away with a strong foundation in bead embroidery.
Participants would come away well on their way to finishing a broach. (see picture below of possible finished projects)
Instructor : Sam Norgard – SCAD professor and SOFAAR memberMaximum number of participants: 12 (minimum 8 for the workshop to go ahead)
Date: Sunday, August 11th, 10 am to 3:30 pm (bring your own lunch)
Cost: $ 40 for the workshop (non SOFAAR members- $50) plus $15 for the provided kit.
Workshop payment of $40 or $50 must be received in full by July 28th. Non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled. The kit fee will be paid directly to Sam Norgard on the day.
Contact Christine Igot at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or (902-532-7978) to reserve your space and receive information about payment.
About Sam Norgard :
Sam Norgard is an internationally recognized beading artist and teaches design at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.
You can visit her website at: norgarddesigns.com
We hope to see you this Saturday at the Granville Ferry hall for our monthly gathering of Saturday Snips. We will be at 5352 Highway One between 1 and 4 pm to work together on our individual stitching projects.
Come early to Annapolis and experience our famous Farmers’ and Traders’ market and grab some tasty lunch there before heading over to the Ferry to work on your project.
Don’t forget to bring some show and tell!
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, June 8th.
June’s Saturday Snips event will take place on Saturday June 8th at the Granville Ferry Community Hall.
This hall is located at 5352 Granville Rd. in Granville Ferry just outside of Annapolis Royal.
Our event takes place from 1 to 4 pm.
Bring a project to work on, bring a show and tell and come and spend an afternoon with like-minded fibre enthusiasts.
Why not make a day of it ? Annapolis Royal has a wonderful Saturday outdoor market that begins at 8 am and runs till 1 pm. There you will find fresh produce, great bakery items, lunch of sausages or sushi. And there are lots of interesting little stores and spots to explore.
This workshop is an informal one day class in which Rachel will recreate her own relaxed working process: participants will be encouraged to engage in hands-on ‘play’ rather than overthinking the concept. The point is not necessarily to have an end product, rather to become comfortable with process and technique.
Using a variety of fabrics and a fusible iron-on product, participants will create applique compositions. The pieces will then be embroidered using free-motion technique. Rachel will be available for technical assistance and creative feedback. Finishing techniques will also be discussed.
Begin preparing for the workshop by assembling a bag or box of
fabric scraps for using and sharing. Choose items that give you ideas,
make you happy or give you a spark. Special things can be set aside for personal use, but
sharing is encouraged. This can help to inspire ideas in others. Make sure to have a few larger pieces of fabric to use as potential background or borders. Please don’t worry about buying all new fabrics! Rachel will be bringing lots of scraps if you don’t have much.
Participants will be expected to bring their own sewing machine, iron and a variety of threads and fabric scraps to share with one another, but if someone doesn’t have a machine or iron, they can borrow Rachel’s.
If you have a preferred type of fusible web you may bring it along, but Rachel will bring a quantity of Heat n’ Bond Lite that you can buy from her. You may also bring an image to work from if you choose, or simply have a theme, pattern, or colour scheme to play with.
If you have photos which inspire ideas for your project, they can be brought along, but for this workshop we will focus on having fun and playing with colour/pattern/fabric rather than going for photo-realism. A nice selection of sewing machine threads and hand embroidery threads/needles are also a good idea if you enjoy working with them. We will be working fairly small scale to encourage playing with different kinds of stitches and techniques.
Other items to think about would be scissors, quilting pins, sewing machine accessories and a small piece of blanket-weight quilt batting, and anything else that inspires you or that you enjoy working with. And bring along a lunch since it’s a full day.
Register by contacting email@example.com. You may pay at the door.