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A Festival of Fibre Arts

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Makers' Market Vendor Application Available March 20th - May 17th, 2019

makers' market fibre creations textile art

The only festival of it's kind featuring all forms of fibre art including yarn, fabric, paper, wood and natural products.

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Susan Lenz

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2 day HOT workshop with Susan Lenz 

October 17th & 18th


Registration by Invitation April 29 - May 29

Early Bird June 1 - July 20 $250.00

Registration July 21 - October 1 $265.00

Box to Book

Box to a book community art project textile books and fibre books

Box to Book will engage fibre artists and enthusiasts in an eight month long creative journey in the construction of a textile / fibre book.  

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2019 Events

April - September

Box to Book

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Espanola High School

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April - September

Box to Book

Community art project - Participate to create a textile (or other fibre) book.  You do not need a huge supply of materials to create something unique and beautiful.  The size of a shoe box will do!    If you are interested in story writing and fibre, this community art project may be of interest to you.  No experience necessary.    Participants 12 and under accompanied by an adult please.  Meetings are held at the Espanola High School Library from 6 - 8 PM.  Questions?  message us at sewshar@outlook.com


Meeting Dates


April 2nd

April 23

May 28

June 25

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Espanola High School

October 20 & 21

HOT - 2 Day Workshop with Susan Lenz

9:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Espanola Golf Club House

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October 20 & 21

HOT - 2 Day Workshop with Susan Lenz

Goals


1)  An introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons and experimentation with various fibres.  

2)  An introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool.  

3)  Mounting a finished fibre creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fibre arts.

4)  Stimulating creative responses for fibre arts explorations.


Finished Product - At least one completed project, mounted into a provided 8" X 10" professionally cut mat.


Participants please bring your own scissors - all other materials and equipment will be supplied.


Light lunch provided both days.


$26 kit fee paid directly to Susan Lenz


Workshop location - Espanola Golf Club House, Espanola, Ontario, Canada.


Registration By Special Invitation April 29th - May 29th 


Open and Early Bird Registration June 1st - July 20th $250.00


General registration July 21st - October 1st $265.00


Cancellation policy - Your registration is completely transferable.  If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop, we will make every effort to fill your vacancy.  If we are able to fill your spot we will refund your registration fee minus a $20.00 administrative fee.  If we are unable to fill your vacancy, we will be unable to refund your fee.



9:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Espanola Golf Club House

October 19

Makers' Market - Vendor applications available until May 17th

9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Espanola High School

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October 19

Makers' Market - Vendor applications available until May 17th

Event Timing: October 19, 2019  from 9 am - 4 pm

Event Address: Espanola Ontario

Contact us at (705) 566-7653 or coordinator@espanolafibreartsfestival.ca


The intention of the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival is to provide exciting and interesting opportunities for artists and the public to engage in the world of fibre arts.  Sales, demonstrations, exhibits, book signings, lectures and classes are all part of a well rounded festival.

• Applications, must be received by May 17, 2019.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail and booth payment arrangements will be made at that time.

• Because space is limited, not all applicants may be accepted for the Market.  A waiting list will be developed and applicants will be notified via e-mail if space becomes available.  


Eligibility Criteria

• All, hand made products will be hand crafted, by the applicant, and in some way relate to fibre arts unless otherwise approved by the committee

• Only fibre arts related equipment, supplies, books and related notions may be displayed

• We consider the following to fall into our 'fibre arts' definition:  basketry, bobbin lace, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, leather work, needle arts, millinery, paper arts, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, tapestry, tatting, weaving & wood working


Vendor application available click HERE.


9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Espanola High School

October 19

Fabricated Forests

12:30 - 4:30

Espanola High School

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October 19

Fabricated Forests

October 19th 12:30 - 4:30 @ Espanola High School


Come and create abstract landscape art using yarn and fibre art techniques! 


We will spend the 4 hour workshop envisioning and creating structural fabricated forest scenes.  


Wrapping, hand weaving, painting, and sewing can all be utilized to articulate the feeling of being deep in the woods. 


Participant Supply List - small paint brush, pencil, eraser, scissors


Early bird registration May 1st - June 1st $40.00


General registration June 2nd - October 1st $55.00


$20.00 Kit fee payable to Amy on the day of the workshop


Cancellation policy - Your registration is completely transferable.  If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop, we will make every effort to fill your vacancy.  If we are able to fill your spot we will refund your registration fee minus a $20.00 administrative fee.  If we are unable to fill your vacancy, we will be unable to refund your fee.


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12:30 - 4:30

Espanola High School

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