Hand Dyed Roving Workshop
Dye play on fibre is the most delightful and easy process. Join artist Bethany Garner for a fun filled dye day with new and old friends at the Tett Centre!
Using a selection of premixed dyes, the workshop will focus on hand-coloured rovings. Roving is a fibre (merino, alpaca or other wool fibre) that can be used for wet or dry felting, and can be spun into yarns for your favourite socks, blankets, shawls, mitts and hats… and more! During this immersive full-day you will have plenty of time to play, experiment and create one-of-a-kind artistic rovings!
* Dye materials and samples of various fibres are included in the course fee.
* Please bring your own roving to dye – white or cream. ***
* You may purchase an additional Roving for $10-$15 cash at the class.
* A comprehensive workshop handout is provided.
* Please bring a large container or plastic bag to take dyed samples home.
* Please pack a lunch and snacks.
When: Sunday, Feb 10th 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Activity Room, Room 108
Tett Centre, 370 King Street West, Kingston
INSTRUCTOR BIO – BETHANY GARNER
Bethany Garner has been designing and making quilts since 1976. She is a seasoned contemporary artist, traditional quilter, Restoration Specialist, Quilt Conservator, and is a Professor of Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home.
Bethany has been sharing her favourite techniques in the classrooms since 1996, and brings her students a number of mixed-media, and cloth based colouring workshops based on the application of easy to use Procion MX Dyes, acrylic paints, inks, and silk paints for cloth, fibres and threads. Bethany’s courses are technique based, fun and developed to ensure that every student is accepted and feels included, supported and making their way forward on their own creative path.
Bethany served as a member and Board Secretary for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning from 2015 to 2018. She is a Past Co-President of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners and is a member of the Kingston Fibre and Fabric Cooperative, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. She is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association/ACC and was honoured as the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Bethany has recently served Studio Art Quilt Associates, an International Art Quilts organization with 3400 members worldwide and has served as their Central Canada Regional Representative. Beth was selected as Curator for the first major SAQA Exhibition coming to Canada, and she is active within the Surface Design Association. She also enjoys her active membership with both the Kingston Fibre Artists, Quinte Fibre Artists and CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists groups in Ontario. She exhibits her work across Canada and the US, often in gallery settings and with group/Association exhibitions.
Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada and the US. She enjoys sharing her work in group and solo exhibitions when opportunities present.
Bethany travels and teaches for Quilt Guilds, shops and women’s groups by invitation. She is the Owner and Managing Co-ordinator for the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series which has brought the very best of the best Fibre Arts Educators to Canada since 1979.
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