Workshops

For the second year, several hands-on workshops will be taking place in conjunction with Fibrefest. This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get felting, weaving or hooking with talented fibre artists and vendors. There’s a terrific variety of workshops — some for adults and some for children; some using traditional materials and techniques, and others that are not-so-traditional. All of them will celebrate the colours, textures and diverse crafts that create beauty from natural fibres.

Workshops run on Thursday through to Sunday (September 6–9) at both the museum and the arena, and registration fees include free admission to the festival. Advance registration is required and some workshops may need you to bring some of your own supplies, so do check out the website and sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Want to be a workshop instructor at Fibrefest 2018? Complete an application here: Application Form

Workshops at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Thursday, September 6th Friday, September 7th Saturday, September 8th Sunday, September 9th
Rag Rug Table Runner

9 am to 3 pm

 

Peynote Carrier Bead

9 am to 12 pm

 

Ruffle Scarf

1 pm to 5 pm

Felted Cowl

9 am to 3 pm

Felted Triangular Shawl

9 am to 3 pm

 

Build a Puppet with Noreen Young

9 am to 3 pm

Nature and Landscapes

9 am to 3 pm

 

Workshops at the Almonte Community Centre

Thursday, September 6th Friday, September 7th Saturday, September 8th Sunday, September 9th
Proddy Sunflowers

9 am to 12 pm

 

Simple Machine Patchwork Table Runner

9 am to 12 pm

 

How to Rug Hook with Alternate Fibres

9 am to 12 pm

 

Ge Felt a Fish

9 am to 12 pm

 

Hand Dyed Threads

9 am to 3 pm

 

Miniature Punch Needle

1 pm to 3 pm

 

Free Motion Machine Embroidery

1 pm to 5 pm

 

Knitting 201

1 pm to 5 pm

 

Lucet/Ducette Braided Notions Bowl

1 pm to 4 pm

 

Creative Coiling

1 pm to 4 pm

 

English Paper Piecing

1 pm to 3 pm

Portrait Needle Felting

9 am to 3 pm

 

Coiling: A Sweet Grass Brooch

1 pm to 4 pm

 

In order to assist our patrons who may not be familiar with online payment, please expect the following:
1. Click on the highlighted area that reads, “Read More”, to read full description of each workshop, inform yourself of the details and decide, yes, that is one of the workshops I wish to take!
2. Remain on that page and Click on the highlighted area that reads ” Register”. This will take you to a secure website, Eventbrite, that handles our payments.
3. On Eventbrite Click on the highlighted area that reads, “Tickets” and a small screen will appear where you enter how many tickets you wish to purchase.
4. Click on the highlighted area that reads, “Check out” and you will be taken to the PayPal website where your secure transaction is processed. You will be invited to open a PayPal account. You do not need an account to make the purchase but doing so does make further transactions this year or in the future much faster.
Thank you for your interest in our workshops and please do not hesitate to contact us with any difficulties.
Build a Puppet With Noreen Young

Build a Puppet With Noreen Young

REGISTER   Saturday, September 8, 2018 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Noreen Young Build your own hand and rod ...
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Coiling : A Sweetgrass Brooch

Coiling : A Sweetgrass Brooch

REGISTER   Saturday, September 8, 2018 1 pm to 4 pm Instructor: Christine Muir Max Number of Participants: 10 Learn ...
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Creative Coiling

Creative Coiling

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1pm to 4 pm Instructor: Janet Whittam Coiling is a basketry technique that is ...
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English Paper Piecing (allo Hand work)

English Paper Piecing (allo Hand work)

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Phyllis Moody In this class you will learn ...
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Felted Cowl

Felted Cowl

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Zoe Lianga In this full day workshop you ...
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Felted Triangular Shawl

Felted Triangular Shawl

REGISTER   Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Zoe Lianga In this full day workshop you ...
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Free Motion Machine Embroidery

Free Motion Machine Embroidery

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 pm to 5 pm Instructor: Judi Miller We will experiment with our sewing ...
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Free Style Creative Weaving

Free Style Creative Weaving

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm Instructor: Marie-France Gosselin Would you like to explore the artist ...
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Ge Felt a Fish!

Ge Felt a Fish!

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 9am to 12 pm In this workshop we will create a whimsical fish using ...
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Hand-Dyed Threads

Hand-Dyed Threads

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Elaine Quehl This full-day class will appeal to ...
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How to Rug Hook with Alternate Fibres

How to Rug Hook with Alternate Fibres

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 9 am to 12 pm Instructor: Cathy Ivory In this 3 hour class, you ...
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Knitting 201: Beyond the basics - cables, lace, how to read pattern language

Knitting 201: Beyond the basics – cables, lace, how to read pattern language

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 pm to 5 pm Instructor: Susan Berlin “I know how to knit and ...
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Lucet/Ducette® Braided Notions Bowl

Lucet/Ducette® Braided Notions Bowl

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm Instructor: Roxann Blazetich-Ozois Do you want to learn a ...
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Miniature Punch Needle

Miniature Punch Needle

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Loretta Moore Spend a few fun hours learning ...
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Nature & Landscapes: Advanced Rug-Hooking with Yarn

Nature & Landscapes: Advanced Rug-Hooking with Yarn

REGISTER   Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Karen Miller Fee per student:$80.00 Fee for student ...
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Peyote Carrier Bead

Peyote Carrier Bead

REGISTER   Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9 am to 12 pm Instructor: Vicki Green We will be making a Peyote ...
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Portrait Needlefelting

Portrait Needlefelting

REGISTER   Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Megan Cleland Learn how to create a realistic ...
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Proddy Sunflowers

Proddy Sunflowers

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 9 am to 12 pm Instructor: Loretta Moore Welcome fall with these delightful prodded ...
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Rag Rug Table Runner

Rag Rug Table Runner

REGISTER   Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm Instructor: Penny Wheeler Fee Per Student: $99 Fee for ...
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Ruffle Scarf

Ruffle Scarf

REGISTER   Thursday, September 6, 2018 1 pm to 5 pm Instructor: Ann McElroy Make a lovely ruffled neck scarf ...
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Simple Machine Patchwork Tablerunner

Simple Machine Patchwork Tablerunner

REGISTER   Friday, September 7, 2018, 9 am to 12 pm Instructor: Phyllis Moody Learning the IN’s and OUT’s of ...
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