Membership based instruction oriented visual arts organization

Fibre Arts Classes

FIBRE ARTS BUNCH (FAB) Meeting Schedule: September-December 2018

Meetings are generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring a lunch; tea and coffee are available. The Arts Centre is open 9 am to 4 pm for extended work time.

The objective of FAB is to explore the creative use of fibre, fabrics and embellishments in the creation of Fibre Art. Members share interests and skills with one another on a regular basis. Participants are asked to contribute to the upkeep of the wonderful room we use by regularly putting $2 in the toonie box. To belong to FAB, you just need to be a member of the ICAC; new members are always welcome.

Sept. 12 Project Day (work on a project of your choosing). Bring lunch & show and share.

Sept. 26 Felting; Gerie will demo a few felting techniques. Those interested can experiment with ‘felting’ with water-soluble stabilizer; supply list to follow.
Bring lunch & show and share. Business meeting.

Oct. 10 Project Day (work on a project of your choosing). Bring lunch & show and share.

Oct. 24 Discussion on framing and finishing in preparation for our upcoming exhibition. Bring examples showing how you finished pieces for hanging and/or pieces you need help finishing/framing/hanging. Business meeting.

Nov. 14 Road trip planned to see “The World of Threads” show in Oakville.

Nov. 28 Class info day. If you have taken a course in the past year, please come prepared to give an overview of the class and show examples of what you learned (no teaching).
Business meeting.

Dec. 12 Christmas pot luck lunch. Bring a dish that serves about 8, serving utensils, plus a cup, plate and cutlery for your personal use.
Bring suggestions for the winter/spring 2019 FAB program.
Bring two finished (or unfinished) pieces for the group exhibition so we have an idea of how our group exhibition will come together.

Sat. Oct. 13 Fleece Festival, Woodstock
Dec. 5&6 FAB presentation at Oxford Quilt Guild meetings
Feb. 10- March 3 Unfettered~ FAB’s group exhibition at the ICAC; opening Sun. Feb. 10 1-4pm

Introduction to Felting
In this class you will learn the basics of felting and take home a completed project. Kit with necessary materials will be provided by instructor at a cost of $9.00.
Instructor: Pat Palmer
Date: Sat., Oct. 13
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee: $23.00 Members/ $32.00 Non-members
Kit Fee: $9:00 ( paid to instructor)
Registration Deadline: Fri., Oct. 6

Membership Options


Japanese Buro Stitching
Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and is a term used to describe lovingly-patched and repaired clothing. This stitching method from 18th and 19th century rural Japan is an early example of repurposing and recycling garments.
Learn to distress and stitch discarded cotton and denim using simple Sashiko style hand stitches to create a collaged cloth which can then be made into a variety of Japanese-style bags.
Instructor: Nancy Proctor
Date: Wed., Oct. 17
Time: 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $41.00 Members/ $59.00 Non-members
Registration Deadline: Wed., Oct. 10
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