Fiber Arts Symposium 2020

Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium 2020

Partnership Event with Curious Mondo

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Artists & Workshops

Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium is a yearly online event bringing fiber and textile artists together to show you the latest techniques in the industry. During the symposium, you will get to watch artists worldwide and learn with them. 

Catherine Marchant Fiber Artist

Catherine Marchant

How to Create Mug Rugs

Weave little rag rug coasters with materials found around your house. The loom is made from corrugated cardboard. The mug rug uses a small amount of string or yarn that you probably have on hand, and thin strips of fabric. This is a fun project to make with kids, but adults love to make these simple little coasters.

Catherine Marchant Fiber Artist
Beverley Saville Fiber Artist

Beverley Saville

Mixed-Media Textile Techniques

Building a textile base, enhancing with ink, paint and more textiles. Adding hand and machine embroidered detail, and more!

Beverley Saville Fiber Artist
Sharon Mitchell Fiber Artist

Sharon Mitchell

Needle Sculpting a Character Cloth Doll

Making a Needle-sculpted Head-and-shoulders bust doll, I call Light-hearted Ladies. This cloth doll bust is designed to help the learner understand what is involved in sewing, stuffing, needle sculpting, and colouring a cloth doll face. How to make hands, and what tools to use, which is what most people want to learn.

Sharon Mitchell Fiber Artist
Beverly Oliwa Fiber Artist

Beverly Oliwa

Antique Stone Lady Bust

We will be up cycling and recycling common products in your home into a stunning bust to display on any surface in your home. No previous sculpting experience is required and you will experience how to drape fabrics with this fabric stiffening medium

Beverly Oliwa Fiber Artist
Roxanne Vigos Fiber Artist

Roxanne Vigos

Scrap Magic Fabric Beads

Maybe like me you love dyeing fabric, creating mini experiments with techniques? I have been saving my experiments, serger strips, thread gobs and loose bits of fabric for these wonderful beads. You will be learning 3 different types of beads that will be a foundation for you to explore even further. The first one is sort of a glob of fiber into a bead full of texture and character, the second is a bead with a paper affirmation tucked inside and last is a fabric bead on a wire core. Each having several variations that can be experimented with. So grab those fabric bits and settle in for a fun class on makingScrap Magic Fabric Beads!

Roxanne Vigos Fiber Artist
Annet Holierhoek Fiber Artist

Annet Holierhoek

How to Sculpt an Owl from Scratch Using a Textile Hardener

Sculpt an Owl from scratch using a textile hardener and pressed bark fibres! Easy step-by-step instructions using easy to access supplies like foil, masking tape, cardboard and some paints. This Owl can be in your outdoor living area year-round!

Annet Holierhoek Fiber Artist
Cheryl Dixon Fiber Artist

Cheryl Dixon

How to Weave a Basket

Cheryl Dixon Fiber Artist
Shahar Boyayan Fiber Artist

Shahar Boyayan

How to Create Paper & Bead Dolls

Shahar Boyayan Fiber Artist
Marlaine Verhelst Fiber Artist

Marlaine Verhelst

Playing with Synthetic Organza

Projects with synthetic organza, using the colors and the transparency of the material by burning, melting and stacking the fabric.

Marlaine Verhelst Fiber Artist
Vicki Assegued Fiber Artist

Vicki Assegued

Layered Fabric Art

Learn to create a truly unique and stunning art piece, with multiple layers and textures of fabric. Using simple materials, students will learn many techniques for creating a base, covered with beautiful overlays of fabric, surrounded by parts that protrude outward, giving the piece added shape, dimension and excitement. The final piece will hang on the wall. No sewing is involved and no art experience is necessary. Vicki will offer many demonstrations and give technical and aesthetic tips along the way.

Vicki Assegued Fiber Artist
Susan Epperly Fiber Artist

Susan Epperly

Reimagine Your Wardrobe with Easy Handmade Appliques!

Susan Epperly Fiber Artist
Petra Vengar Fiber Artist

Petra Vengar

Needle Felted Fairy Doll with a Balloon

Needle felting technique and wool was love at first sight for me. Wool, as a very versatile material, which I really adore, became a medium for artistic expression. With its properties, softness, and beautiful colors, we can achieve wonderful decorative effects, and through the creative process of the artist we inhale the energy, which brings special value to space. As a creator of Petruškas, I am trying to achieve right that.

Petra Vengar Fiber Artist
Melissa Nasby Fiber Artist

Melissa Nasby

Needle Felted Wearable Mask

We will sculpt wool into a wearable character/animal mask, using various techniques and mixed fibers. Amazing skills to have for costuming, theatre, movie props etc.

Melissa Nasby Fiber Artist
Lise St-Cyr Fiber Artist

Lise St-Cyr

Fibers on Canvas

Learn the step by step process to work Polymer Fabric Hardener on canvas. You will learn how to create silhouette forms with Fabric pieces and make different Interesting textures with Fibers. Your creation on canvas will be hard as rock and can decorate your house inside or outside.

Lise St-Cyr Fiber Artist
Sarinda Jones Fiber Artist

Sarinda Jones

Silk Dyeing

Shibori is a centuries-old hand-dyeing technique that produces a different and unique result every time. Create a silk scarf that is uniquely yours using a variety of Shibori techniques including folding, crumpling, stitching, and twisting. Have fun, get (a little) messy, and walk away with a wearable work of art! Please note that we will be using dye specific to silk, rather than traditional Indigo dye. Wear "art clothes" or bring an apron or smock.

Sarinda Jones Fiber Artist
Orieta Dimadi Fiber Artist

Orieta Dimadi

Fringe Flowers Skirt

I will show you how I make the Fringe Flowers, how I make the tassels and the pattern of the skirt.

Orieta Dimadi Fiber Artist
Brenda Helfrich Fiber Artist

Brenda Helfrich

How to Make a Mixed Media Framed Mannequin on Canvas

Make this beautiful mannequin on a canvas using a textile hardener and scraps of materials found at home. I will demonstrate the easy step-by-step process using common household items like foil, masking tape, bits of lace, a damaged old book (or newspaper), an old tee shirt and some paints. You will also need a stretched canvas or board. The final product is suitable for indoor or outdoor display as it is weatherproof and very hardy.

Brenda Helfrich Fiber Artist
Bruce Dobson Fiber Artist

Bruce Dobson

How to Needle Felt a Dog

Bruce Dobson Fiber Artist
Veronika Olivier Fiber Artist

Veronika Olivier

Textile Mixed Media Art Bowls

An introductory class in the making of decorative and functional Textile Mixed Media Art Bowls and Vases. In this class I will teach you to use fabric scraps from the textile and clothing manufacturing industry to create beautiful art bowls and vases. The lesson start out by making a plaster of paris base on which we apply various textiles, fibers and other mixed media techniques to create a beautiful decorative bowl. As an added bonus I will include the process to apply resin to make it functional art.

Veronika Olivier Fiber Artist
Mihaela Georgescu Fiber Artist

Mihaela Georgescu

Exploring the Intricate Beauty of Bead Embroidery While Making a Bead Embroidered Cufff

Sewing beads onto fabric is a very relaxing and even therapeutic activity, but when you add embellishing techniques, the result is astonishing. We'll explore some bead sewing techniques that will give you beautiful results: back stitching, sewing embellishments, making fringes and using sequins for some glamour. Rhinestones and crystal beads are always a great way to add more interest to your pieces. A professionally finished back and beautiful edges are the elements that make or break an embroidered design.

Mihaela Georgescu Fiber Artist
Kleio Tsaliki Fiber Artist

Kleio Tsaliki

Combining Polymer Clay, Film, and Angelina Fibers to Create Mystery Flowers

Kleio Tsaliki Fiber Artist
Deanna Baugh Fiber Artist

Deanna Baugh

Pinwheel Designs on ANY Loom!

Explaining Color & Weave effects using Houndstooth, Pinwheel, and Stars patterns

Deanna Baugh Fiber Artist
Joey Kaufman Heiberg Fiber Artist

Joey Kaufman Heiberg

Pillow Talk

I will create a whimsical inspirational decorative pillow using 100% raw cotton fabric, paints, artist crayons, lace, vintage jewelry and whatever else you have laying around your house. Let's push ourselves out of your comfort zones and challenge ourselves while having fun. I promise we will laugh, make mistakes and love ever minute of it!

Joey Kaufman Heiberg Fiber Artist
Hayley Perry Heiberg Fiber Artist

Hayley Perry

Make Your Own No-Sew Hooked Rug Ornament

Learn how to make your own no-sew wool ornament using traditional rug hooking techniques. This lesson includes an overview of primitive rug hooking materials, tools, and tips to get you started in this easy and colorful craft!

Hayley Perry Heiberg Fiber Artist
Melanie Marr Fiber Artist

Melanie Marr

How to Paint a Bunny in Acrylics on Fabric

Melanie Marr Fiber Artist