Bethany loves using her own hand dyed threads in her art quilts and traditional embroidery stitches on cloth. Whether you love embroidery, Kantha, layered textural effects, or making marks across the surface of a quilt using hand stitch, the threads will be an important addition to your Stitcher’s TOOL BOX of skills. Take the next step, enhance your creative journey, and produce your own signature palette of colourful threads!
You simply need to bring your favourite skeins of (white) embroidery floss, pearl cotton or crochet threads in various sizes. Hand dyed threads are the perfect addition to your yarn and thread stash, and are easy to incorporate into scarves, quilts, home décor and more! COME PLAY! No experience required. All skill levels welcome.
Sunday, March 24th 9:30am-4:30pm
* Students must bring their own threads – floss, pearl cotton, crochet thread etc. Or bring your own pre-wound warps in Tencel, linen, or cotton in various weights (white or off-white). Please no silk or wool. Note, Students may purchase a thread kit for $10.00-$15.00 cash during the class.
* Dye materials and supplies are included in the course fee.
* Please bring a large container to take wet threads home.
* A comprehensive workshop handout is provided.
* Please pack a lunch. 16+
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.