Upcoming Workshops and Classes

 


Weaving with Upcycled Materials

 

Dates: September 20, 21 and 22, 2024

Time: (Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm)

Place: Jack Bryan Room at Studio 2880, 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Fee: $300 members or $350 non-members plus GST

Material Fee: $20 paid to the instructor. Maximum number of students will be 12, so register early to ensure a spot. 

Weavers are great recyclers, and this workshop will look at various ways to create new textiles from 'old' materials.

Experience level - Beginner Plus.  Weavers should know how to dress their loom.  (If you need help, guild members will be able to assist.)  The guild has a number of table looms available to rent for this workshop.

Cheryl Peebles is an artist, working creatively for 40 years.  She is curious, always wanting to know more, taking every opportunity to learn.  Eventually she took the Olds Master Weaver Certificate, achieving the level of Master Weaver in 2022 with an in-depth study in Rag Weaving for Garments.

Whether you are experienced or a novice, Cheryl will guide you through using materials in new ways.

For more information, please contact Laura at External link opens in new tab or windowlaurafry@telus.net. Deposit of $50 required by the August 1st, 2024 balance at the workshop.

Out of town weavers, there are a number of motels/restaurants within 5 minutes drive of the Studio 2880 buildings.

 

Cheryl also owns a shop for weavers and spinners and will have a pop-up shop - hours to be announced.

Weaving with Upcycled Materials ~ September 20-22

 


Past Workshops and Classes

 


May the fourth (be with you)!

Remember the Ewoks from the Star Wars movie? Well, now we have an opportunity to make our own. Ulyana is going to show us how to needle felt Ewoks.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost: $5.25 for members and $10.50 for non-members (includes GST).
Shown are a couple of Ewoks that Ulyana has made. Jabba the Hutt is in the background, and will be the subject of a later session.

Preregistration is not required. If you have your own felting needles, bring them. Needles can be purchased in sets of 3 for $5.25. Materials will  

be supplied but feel free to bring your own fibre if you want specific colours.

 


Double Knitting

The process of double knitting utilizes two balls of yarn to create a double-sided, reversible product. This technique is typically worked flat with two contrasting colours of yarn with the resulting motifs mirroring each other in opposite colours on either side of the work. This class will teach students how to cast on and knit a flat square which has the potential to be turned into a larger project, such as a scarf.

You should have an intermediate knowledge of knitting and know how to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, use two colours of yarn at once, and follow charted instructions. The technique requires you to be mindful of holding yarn in the front of your work and in the back of your work, switching frequently between the two. This technique requires some patience but is quite enjoyable so don’t be afraid!

The finished project could serve as a potholder or extended into a scarf, depending on your mood.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: Please bring two colours of a worsted-weight yarn (Medium-4 or 16-18 sts gauge), and 4.5 mm needles (straight or circular are fine). The yarn should be of two contrasting colours, any fibre content is fine as long as it is not too fuzzy or hairy.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6.

 


Introduction to Spinning with a Spindle

Learn how to spin on a drop spindle. Whether you have never spun before or are a seasoned spinner, come and learn how to make yarn with a tool that fits in your pocket. Options for making your own spindles will be discussed. You will finish the session with your own spindle and the knowledge and confidence to use it. One cross-arm spindle and a starting amount of fibre will be supplied.  Additional fibre will be available for purchase.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost: $20 for members and $25 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6.

It's just string - until you level it up. (Inkle Weaving for Beginners)

Handwoven tapes have been used for centuries, as a practical and attractive means of tying things. They're more durable than cordage in many applications, and can be used for anything from plant ties to shoelaces, from seam binding and clothing trim, to belts - anywhere a sturdy strap or embellishment is needed.

The inkle loom is a modern way to produce these tapes - and many love it for its portability and ease of setup.

For this class, looms will be prepared in advance, so students can work on their first warp without needing to set it up. 3D-printed shuttles will be provided, and methods of making hand-wound yarn packages will be covered as time permits.

This is an introductory class - future classes can be planned if students wish to explore more advanced topics. (Looms will not be the model pictured, but will be the students' to take home at the end of class.)

There will be two dates offered for this introductory class.

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 5.


Fair Isle Knitting

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us Fair Isle knitting. Stranded colourwork is the technique by which you carry one colour of yarn in the back of your work while creating stitches with the other colour. Fair Isle sweaters, Icelandic yoke sweaters, and many other colourwork styles utilize this technique. More than two colours can be used in the entire design, but only two colours are commonly worked together. This class will focus on knitting a headband, in the round, using charted motif repeated around the band. A pattern will be provided in class with options for size modification. You should have intermediate knowledge of knitting to attend: casting on, casting off, knitting abbreviations and pattern reading, knitting, and purling. The finished project will be a two-colour, patterned headband for adult sizes.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: TBA

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6.


Steeking!

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us steeking. Steeking is a technique by which knitted fabric is cut along its length and the edge is picked up for further knitting. This is often used to turn a sweater into a cardigan. Nordic knit sweaters utilize steeking to open up the arm and neck holes in a tubular sweater body.

This class will include:
1) securing the knitted fabric before cutting takes place with crochet and sewing techniques;
2) cutting the knit;
3) picking up the cut edge and knitting a ribbed button band; and
4) stitching the cut edge closed to finish the project.
A pattern will be provided in class along with illustrated, instructional guides. You should have a basic knowledge of knitting and know how to create a crocheted chain stitch using a crochet hook. The finished project will be a mug cozy with a button closure. Pre-registration is required by February 17 to allow enough time for participants to knit  the sample(s) required for the class. The pattern will be sent to those registered.

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: Students will require a 4 mm crochet hook, 4 mm circular knitting needles of any length, and a darning needle for the class.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6. Registration Closed.


Introduction to Torchon Bobbin Lace

Laura Fry will be teaching 2 individual classes of one on one introduction to torchon bobbin lace. Only one student per class.

Date: Saturday, February 17 or 24, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: Laura will supply equipment and materials for the course only.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Each class limited to 1 student. This is a masked event - all participants must wear a mask in the Guild Room. Other dates may be available please contact info@pgfibrearts.ca to be put on a waitlist.


Intarsia Baby Facecloth

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us to Intarsia knitting. Intarsia is a technique that allows you to create a multi-coloured image without stranding the second yarn colour at the back of your work. Intarsia maintains separation of the yarn colours by interlocking the adjacent stitches to form a seam. The resulting knit fabric is much thinner than stranded colourwork, but pattern options are often more limited. This class will focus on learning the interlocking technique of joining the two colours of yarn. A simple heart pattern will be used but an explanation of how to incorporate other designs will be given.

You should have basic knowledge of knitting to attend: casting on, casting off, knitting abbreviations and pattern reading, knitting, and purling. A pattern will be provided in class and this pattern is worked flat. The finished project will be a small, square facecloth with a heart motif.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: Please bring two colours of a worsted-weight cotton (Medium-4 or 16-18 sts gauge), and 4.5-5 mm needles (straight, circular, or double pointed are fine). The yarn should be of two contrasting colours.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6.


Needle Felted Hearts

Ulyana will lead us making freehand hearts on a core with embossing.  The skills learned:

Freehand felting and shaping wool into a desired shape.
Building a core from cheap wool and covering it with skin/veneer of nice wool. It allows to bring down the material cost for felted items.

Adding designs with thin spun wool to decorate items.

All fibre will be provided; bring your own felting needles/sponge if you have them. Needles can be purchased from the Guild, $5.25 for 3 and there are sponges in the room for you to use.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST - materials supplied.

 Preregistration is not required, but to ensure that we have laid out sufficient materials, please RSVP Karin by February 7 if you plan to attend. Class size is not limited.


Needle Felted Gnomes during your regular Drop-In

Back by popular demand. In this video, you will learn how to make your own needle-felted gnome ornaments. As you work through the process of making these cute little gnomes, from set-up to finishing, and soon you'll be making a whole group of your own. Bring any needle felting supplies you have. Different colors of wool to use to make the gnome (the coarser, the better), some curly fiber that can be use for a beard/hair, an image of a gnome to use for inspiration, needles, foam block, scissors, sewing needle and thread, Embroidery floss to use for details. Some supplies available at the Guild. Needles and felting kits can be purchased through the Guild.

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST. Pre-registration is not required.


Introduction to Brioche Knitting

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us to knit a brioche cowl. Brioche knitting produces a thick, lofty fabric that is cozy and very warm. The technique uses yarn-over stitches, knit together with slipped stitches from the previously worked row, to create an elevated, fluffy ribbing. There are many variations on Brioche stitches and projects can be created with one or two colours.

This class will focus on learning a basic brioche ribbed stitch, in the round, using one colour. The option to try a honeycomb brioche stitch for the body of the cowl will be given, should you feel capable. A pattern will be provided in class.

You should have intermediate knowledge of knitting to attend: multiple cast-on and cast-off methods, knitting abbreviations and pattern reading, knitting, purling, yarn overs, slipping stitches, and a lot of patience.

The finished project will be a thick brioche cowl. Please choose a lighter coloured yarn for visual ease.

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Supplies: Please bring 250-300 yards of a chunky weight yarn (aka aran or heavy worsted or ~14 sts gauge) in a lighter colour, and 4.5 mm circular needles and 6 mm circular needles (32” length for both). Brioche lends well to soft, luxurious yarn with a beautiful sheen (i.e. Alpaca blends like Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky).

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6.


Rug Mugs and More Weaving Workshop with Laura Fry 

Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - bring a lunch, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Mug Rugs and More:  a weaving workshop for people who can dress their own loom and read a draft.
This workshop will be a round robin format so that each person can explore a variety of different weave structures.  They would be responsible for setting up a loom with an assigned warp.  (If you are from out of town, we could arrange to have a loom set up for you, if you don't have a table loom you can bring.)
The workshop will look at making a quality of cloth suitable for table use using a 'mug rug' size.  Finishes, including hemming, hem-stitching and other techniques will be introduced.  Yarns will be supplied with instructions to set up a warp and participants will weave a mug rug on each warp, moving from loom to loom.
Yarns will be mostly cotton although there will be some linen, possibly other yarns.
Fee: $300 members or $350 non-members plus GST

Material Fee: $20 paid to the instructor. Maximum number of students will be 8.

This is a masked event - all participants must wear a mask in the Guild Room due to close contact during demonstrations.

For more information please contact Laura at laurafry@telus.net. Deposit of $50 required by the October 7th, 2023 balance at the workshop.


Festive Ribbon Balls 

Shelley is going to lead us in making a Christmas decoration using folded ribbon. It’s pretty on your Christmas tree, as a window hanger, wreath embellishment or in a table centre piece. This craft will take approximately 2 hours so there is sufficient time to complete it. Please bring a tape measure or ruler and good scissors. We will measure in inches. All other materials will be provided. If you want to learn this craft but do not want holiday colours an alternate option is provided.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST.

Material Fee: $10 paid to the instructor. Maximum number of students will be 8, pre-registration is preferred.


Wool Skirting and Washing   

October 14th, 2023 

Time: 1:00 pm ~ 4:30 pm - bring a snack, dress according to the weather.

Place: outdoors and indoors by the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room door, 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members plus GST  - Grace will demonstrate skirting and washing. You'll get a portion of the fleece, and a sample Power Scour to bring home, so you can compare it to Blue Dawn as a washing agent. So if you have a friend that is interested bring them along.

To register or for more information please contact Grace at External link opens in new tab or windowmorricegen@gmail.com.


Dryer Balls during your regular Drop-In

Grace is going to lead an info session on making dryer balls. No need to pre-register. Materials will be provided, bring your own felting needles if you have them and any coloured fibre that you wish to use to decorate the dryer balls. There should be sufficient time to make 3 - 4 dryer balls.  A condition of this session is that each person donates 2 dryer balls to the Guild. This is a masked event.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST. Pre-registration is not required.


How to Spin the Yarn You Want with Mary Tylosky

Sunday, September 17th, 2023.

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm -  (one-hour lunch break ) bring a lunch or go out, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.  

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

This Next Steps to Intermediate Class is intended for spinners who have mastered and practised spinning a continuous yarn and understand basic control of the wheel, or taken the beginner workshop the previous day.
The class will include the following topics :
A brief review of how different spinning wheels work.
Review of various fibres and their characteristics.
Woollen spinning, worsted spinning and everything in between:
Fibre preparation, hand carding.
Plying: Andean plying, Navajo plying,
Understanding ratios: how to control the diameter of yarn and twist; fine yarn, thick yarn, soft yarn, strong yarn.
How to describe yarn through measurement.
Troubleshooting.

Fee: $150 members or $175 non-members plus GST

Material Fee: $20 paid to the instructor. Maximum number of students will be 8. *An information booklet and fibre samples for spinning in class are included.

Supplies and equipment that spinners need to bring to class:  a working Spinning Wheel, three bobbins and hand cards if you have them. Bring preparations of wool you would like to learn how to spin. (Wheels, bobbins and hand cards available to rent from Guild). 

For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca. Registration required by September 2nd.


Understanding your Wheel and Learning how to Spin on a Wheel with Mary Tylosky 

Saturday, September 16th, 2023.

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm -  (one-hour lunch break ) bring a lunch or go out, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.  

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

This class is designed for a beginner spinner. Participants will be able to spin and ply yarn on a wheel upon the completion of this class.
The class will include the following topics:
Participants will learn about different types of Spinning Wheels, how they work and how to care for them.
Characteristics of wool.
Different types of sheep and fleece.
A brief review of fibre preparation including washing raw fleece, and a review of the commercial spinning preparations available.
Hand carding in preparation for spinning.
Treadling and Spinning a Yarn; drafting and twisting, spinning singles, plying yarn and setting the twist.
Demonstration of the difference between Worsted and Woollen spinning.
Troubleshooting.
Fee: $150 members or $175 non-members plus GST

Material Fee: $20 paid to the instructor. Maximum number of students will be 8. *An information booklet and fibre samples for spinning in class are included.

Supplies and equipment that spinners need to bring to class:  a working Spinning Wheel, three bobbins and hand cards if you have them. (Wheels, bobbins and hand cards available to rent from Guild).

For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca. Registration required by September 2nd.



Beginner’s Weaving Workshop with Laura Fry

Saturdays, April 29th, May 6th, 13th & 20th, 2023.

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - bring a lunch, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $300 members or $350 non-members (includes membership) plus GST and material costs.

In this four day workshop, with only 4 students being introduced to weaving on a floor loom by instructor Laura Fry. The class is designed for people who have either never taken a class previously, or who need a 'tune up' because their skills have become rusty. During the 4 sessions, the first warp will be in the loom ready for the student and the focus will be on position and posture at the loom and developing the physical skills of the actual weaving motions.  The 2nd class will be planning a project based on the same type of yarn used in the first warp (building on skills), winding a warp and getting the warp into the loom. While the class is officially on Saturdays, Laura will be available on the following Sundays during the Guild Drop-In for coaching and clarification of the previous day.  The yarns for the 3 planned warps is included in the materials fee, plus if there is time for a fourth, students can purchase from the Guild donation corner.

Students will have the looms to use until the end of May as part of the class fee.  Looms can be used during any Guild Drop In - or members can access the room by obtaining a Guild Room key.  (Which is one reason why a guild membership is being included for current non-members.)

Membership also allows members to rent equipment at a very reasonable price once the class is finished and take books out of the guild library.  Guild members may also sell their juried textile crafts at guild sales events on consignment.

This is a masked event - all participants must wear a mask in the Guild Room due to close contact during demonstrations.

For more information please contact Laura at laurafry@telus.net.  Deposit of $50 required by the April 15th, 2023 balance at the workshop.



Needle Felted Flowers

Ulyana will be showing us some more tips and tricks in needle felting.  The Guild has a medium gray felt that can be used for the background, or you can bring your own, but remember it has to be a wool felt. The Guild also has dyed fibre that can be used. You can bring your own – shades of green for the leaves and stems, whatever colours you want to use for flowers. You will need a fine and medium felting needle. If you don’t have any, they can be purchased from the Guild for $5.00 for a pack of three (fine, medium, coarse). You will need a large (8” x 4”) sponge – like those for washing cars.  One of our local dollar stores will likely be the best place to find one, price-wise. The silicone protectors for your fingertips might also be a good idea. 

 Sunday, April 30, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $10 members or $15 non-members  plus GST - materials supplied.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca


Spinning Workshops with Diana Twiss ~ Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd  

These workshops are sponsored in the memory of Master Weaver ~ Eileen Shannon ~ by a donation from Master Weaver ~ Noreen Rustad.

 

Into the Zone: the drafting zone with Diana Twiss

Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Place: Jack Bryant Room at 2880 – 15th Avenue

We start the day spinning our default yarn. Then we move into learning five drafting techniques starting with short forward draw, short backward draw, and so forth, ending with the supported long draw. We work with prepared fibre: combed top for the first three and carded rovings for the last two drafting techniques. Students put a sample of the yarn on their card stock sample card and also make a mini-skein of each. We then wash the mini-skeins and we compare these to the unwashed samples. Each participant will identify their preferred drafting technique and will work the rest of the day (usually ½ - 1 hour) practicing it.

Fee: $150 members or $175 non-members plus GST

Material fee: $20 payable to instructor

Supplies and equipment that spinners need to bring to class: Spinning wheel in excellent operating order, lazy kate, extra bobbins, hand carders, tapestry needle, small scissors. Spinning wheels with bobbins, lazy kates and hand carders available to rent from Guild.

Level of experience required: Must be able to spin a continuous thread and be comfortable with plying.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BEFORE APRIL 18th. Limited spaces available. For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or info@pgfibrearts.ca.


Be the Boss of Your Yarn with Diana Twiss

Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Place: Jack Bryant Room at 2880 – 15th Avenue

We start the day spinning our default yarn. Then we make a series of two-ply two coloured samples using low-twist singles and low-twist plying; low-twist singles and high-twist plying; high-twist singles and low-twist plying; high-twist singles and high twist plying. These samples are put onto a card stock template. This allows us to examine them, compare their angle of twist and feel their softness. We discuss under what conditions we would want each kind of yarn and finally, try to locate our default yarn. The afternoon is spent building on this knowledge of manipulating the twist in singles and plying, by making soft singles, 2-ply; 3-ply; cabled yarn, and chain plied yarn. At the end of the day, YOU will be the boss of your yarn.

Fee: $150 members or $175 non-members plus GST

Material fee: $20 payable to instructor

Supplies and equipment that spinners need to bring to class: Spinning wheel in excellent operating order, lazy kate, extra bobbins, hand carders, tapestry needle, small scissors. Spinning wheels with bobbins, lazy kates and hand carders available to rent from Guild.

For the Navajo (chain) plying exercise, please bring a bobbin with approximately 10g spun wool singles – created at least a week in advance of the workshop.
Level of experience required: Must be able to spin a continuous thread and be comfortable with plying.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BEFORE APRIL 18th. Limited spaces available. For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or info@pgfibrearts.ca.


Cable Knitting 

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us cable knitting. Cable knitting is achieved by moving a stitch or multiple stitches to a new position in the stitch count to produce a twisted or braided structure in the fabric. This class will teach the fundamentals of cable knitting, how to read cable charts, and some tips for designing your own cables. You should have basic knowledge of knitting to attend; such as casting on, casting off, knitting, and purling.

Please bring with you a pair of knitting needles (e.g. circular, straight, or double pointed), solid coloured yarn in a light to medium tone, and a cable needle. Size your yarn and needles appropriately (i.e. 4-5 mm needles for a worsted weight yarn).  The finished project will be a headband.. This is a masked event.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 6. This class can be repeated if there are more than 6 people interested.



Needle Felted Easter Eggs during your regular Drop-In

Karin will lead us in making felted Easter eggs. This is a masked event.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST. Pre-registration is not required.



Card Weaving or Tablet Weaving during your regular Drop-In

Margaret will be teaching us card weaving or tablet weaving. Materials will be supplied. If you can bring a belt or something to tie around you that would be helpful as this method uses the body to keep the warp under tension. Also a small ruler or stick to use as a beater would be helpful. Some ties and sticks will be available. This is a masked event.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST. Pre-registration is not required.


Nalbinding

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us Nalbinding. This is an ancient textile art pre-dating both knitting and crochet. The craft uses a large needle to make a series of interwoven, knot-like, loops. The fabric produced is very durable and does not unravel. Wool will be provided, students must bring a large darning needle, or purchase a nal from the instructor ($5 each). This is a masked event.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 4. This class can be repeated if there are more than 4 people interested.




Dryer Balls during your regular Drop-In

Grace is going to lead an info session on making dryer balls. No need to pre-register. Materials will be provided, bring your own felting needles if you have them and any coloured fibre that you wish to use to decorate the dryer balls. There should be sufficient time to make 3 - 4 dryer balls.  A condition of this session is that each person donates 2 dryer balls to the Guild. This is a masked event.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST. Pre-registration is not required.


Tips and Tricks to Colourwork Knitting

Elizabeth Schoenthal will be teaching us "tips and tricks to colourwork knitting". Students must bring two sets of small-length circular knitting needles (12", 16", 20", or 24") in sizes 4.00 mm and 4.50 mm plus two contrasting colours of yarn in a worsted weight.  If you don't have those needle sizes or yarn requirements, substitutions can be made as long as the needles and yarn are compatible. Double pointed needles can also be used instead. This is a masked event.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members plus GST.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (on-line). Class size is limited to 4. This class can be repeated if there are more than 4 people interested.


Beaded Felt Hearts during your regular Drop-In

Birthe will lead us on creating hearts from felt or recycled wool. Add some sparkle with beads and sequins. Red felt available if you want to make a special heart for your Valentine. This is a masked event.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Material Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST.

For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca

 

Beginner’s Weaving Workshop with Laura Fry

Saturdays, January 28th, February 4th, 11th & 18th, 2023.

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - bring a lunch, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

This workshop is sponsored in the memory of Master Weaver ~ Eileen Shannon ~ by a donation from her family.

Fee: $300 members or $350 non-members (includes membership) plus GST and material costs.

In this four day workshop, with only 4 students being introduced to weaving on a floor loom by instructor Laura Fry. The class is designed for people who have either never taken a class previously, or who need a 'tune up' because their skills have become rusty. During the 4 sessions, the first warp will be in the loom ready for the student and the focus will be on position and posture at the loom and developing the physical skills of the actual weaving motions.  The 2nd class will be planning a project based on the same type of yarn used in the first warp (building on skills), winding a warp and getting the warp into the loom. While the class is officially on Saturdays, Laura will be available on the following Sundays during the Guild Drop-In for coaching and clarification of the previous day.  The yarns for the 3 planned warps is included in the materials fee, plus if there is time for a fourth, students can purchase from the Guild donation corner.

Students will have the looms to use until the end of May as part of the class fee.  Looms can be used during any Guild Drop In - or members can access the room by obtaining a Guild Room key.  (Which is one reason why a guild membership is being included for current non-members.)

Membership also allows members to rent equipment at a very reasonable price once the class is finished and take books out of the guild library.  Guild members may also sell their juried textile crafts at guild sales events on consignment.

This is a masked event - all participants must wear a mask in the Guild Room due to close contact during demonstrations.

For more information please contact Laura at laurafry@telus.net. To register please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca. Deposit of $50 required by the January 20th, 2023 balance at the workshop. A second class is being offered in April and May.


Japanese Temari Balls Workshop

Elizabeth Gibbs will teach us how to make Japanese Temari balls.

Sundays, January 22 and 29, 2023. 

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Place: Jack Bryant Room at 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Fee: $20 members or $30 non-members  plus GST - most materials supplied. Material list will be emailed to you. Limited spaces available. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca


Felted Mouse

Ulyana will lead us how to needle felt a mouse.   

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 during your regular Drop-In

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members  plus GST - materials supplied.

For more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca



February 15th & 16th, Beginner’s Weaving Workshop with Laura Fry.

In this two day workshop, students will be introduced to weaving on a floor loom by instructor Laura Fry.  Looms will be prepared ahead of time with a sampler warp and students will learn the vocabulary of weaving, how a loom works, and given instruction on to hold and throw a shuttle, read a draft, and hints and tips on how to weave their sampler.  The guild has looms and materials will be provided.

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - bring a lunch, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $225 members or $250 non-members plus GST  - materials supplied

To register or for more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca. Deposit of $50 by the January 1st, balance at the workshop.

Billeting may be available for out of town students.



You have a fleece, now what do you do?   

September 17th, 2022  ~ Fleece Skirting

September 24th, 2022  ~ Fleece Washing

Time: 1:00 pm - bring a snack, dress according to the weather.

Place: outdoors by the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room door, 2880 – 15th Avenue.

Fee: $5 members or $10 non-members plus GST  - materials supplied. You'll get a portion of the fleece, and some Power Scour to bring home). Limit 8 participants.

To register for one or both classes or for more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca.


January 25th & 26th, Natural Dyeing Workshop with Mary Lessman.

For most of time colors in textiles came from the everyday plants and animals that surrounded people. the colors that have mellowed over the years give the wall hangings of the Middle Ages their warm, earthy look.  Today we can make bright yarns in the colors of the rainbow. Each dye pot will give 25 samples using different mordants and combinations. You can mix and match the dyestuffs to produce a more extensive palette. Learn how to make reproducible colors that play well together. Students will go home with sample cards of all the colors we produce.

All dye materials and yarns will be provided. Supply fee $45 CAD included in price.

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - bring a lunch, beverages (coffee/tea) supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $225 members or $250 non-members  plus GST - materials supplied

To register or for more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or External link opens in new tab or windowinfo@pgfibrearts.ca Deposit of $50 by the December 1st, balance at the workshop.

Billeting may be available for out of town students.