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Fiber Arts Symposium 2020

Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium 2021

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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. 

Shahar Boyayan

Shahar Boyayan

Having fun with Dorset Buttons

Let's learn how to make a traditional Dorset button and some variations. These are great to use with bags, textile art, mixed media and of course, garments.

Shahar Boyayan
Melissa Nasby

Melissa Nasby

WIRESPUN!

Spin wool over wire to create endless possibilities for jewelry sculpture and even home decor! Amazing use of textile scraps, art batts and thrums.

Melissa Nasby
Kris Weyrick-Scott

Kris Weyrick-Scott

Wool Spirit

Let the Spirit of the Wool come alive! Have you ever been working on a project and had it take on a life of it’s own? That will definitely be the case with this dual wet/needle felting workshop. You will be shown how to wet felt a wooly using curly sheep locks and then, in and among the curls, needle felting your Wool Spirits face. He will watch over you and guide your creativity while you work on future projects.

Kris Weyrick-Scott
Marlaine Verhelst

Marlaine Verhelst

Heat Setting Synthetics

After my class of last year "Playing with Synthetic Organza" I am still playing with synthetics. In this class we will explore the possibilities of heat setting synthetics. Just playing but also some 3D projects to explore.

Marlaine Verhelst
Kim Brownell

Kim Brownell

Fabric Scrap Ornaments

Join Kim Brownell to learn what fun you can have with a few fabric scraps and beads, charms, or baubles. Make these little 2.5”x3” art quilt ornaments. Hang them on a holiday tree or display year round on an ornament hanger. Great for giving as gifts. Make lots and turn a small section of wall into a miniature art gallery. They are quick, easy, and highly addicting to make.

Kim Brownell
Veronika Olivier

Veronika Olivier

Rose oh Hare

In my class we will make a vintage inspired rabbit with airdry clay but the focus will be how to incorporate textiles and fibers into clay sculptural work.

Veronika Olivier
Astrid Zopo

Astrid Zopo

Art Quilt in the Bag

I present the Art Quilt in the bag. Special for Fiber Art and Textile symposium event, 2021. The idea is to make a simple art quilt and place it in the tote bag. The materials used to make the Art Quilts are various fabrics (I use Batik Fabrics), tulle, quilt batting, buttons and embroidery. And for making the tote bag is using canvas fabric to make the bag more sturdy. I will teach you portrait art quilt. So prepare the object, print it on A4 size paper and get ready to apply it in the Art Quilt. Because Art Quilt is an ART in quilts form, let's get ready to be an artist, to be creative, pour your artistic ideas and put it on the bag. let’s your artwork inspire another with Art Quilt in the Bag.

Astrid Zopo
Grace McFetters

Grace McFetters

Beyond Your Basic 2-ply Yarn: Intermediate Handspinning

Are you a basic handspinner? If you have mastered the art of drafting for your ideal 2-ply handspun yarn, and you are now interested in expanding your skills, this is the class for you! This class will introduce students to four new yarn structures: spiral, cable, oppositional ply, and boucle yarns. Instruction will walk students through the spinning process to successfully tackle new spinning techniques and skills, specifically focusing on various plies that will give a diverse set of yarn structure.

Grace McFetters
Rosanna Lynne Welter

Rosanna Lynne Welter

Quilted Greeting Cards for Any Occasion

Quilting projects can seem a little intimidating, but they really can be simple and very satisfying. And they definitely should be fun! Have you ever wanted to give someone a special card for a special occasion, but what you found at the store seemed so . . . manufactured and impersonal? With some fabric (scraps or a bit of novelty print) and a few supplies you can create a card that will be a perfect heartfelt and unique artistic treasure for the recipient. This class will demonstrate how to make several different types of quilted greeting cards, from the very simple to something a bit more challenging.

Rosanna Lynne Welter
Dimitra Kalinderis

Dimitra Kalinderis

Look on the Bright Side of the Box


We are going to have a fun time covering a box with vibrant, colorful felt. We will go through the basic tools and materials that we’ll need, needle felt a continuous design for a round box and learn how to add beautiful decorations and stitched details. Finally, we will get a little more creative and see how we can make an alternative knob.

Dimitra Kalinderis
Brenda Helfrich

Brenda Helfrich

Quirky Bird

Using tinfoil, masking tape, some styrofoam, lace, faux fur etc as well as various Paverpol products, I will show you the techniques used to make this quirky bird. In the bonus section, I will give a list of all the products and materials used and I will also show you how to make her quirky glowing egg.

Brenda Helfrich
Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Rag Rug Flower Tote Bag

Today, there is a growing trend in “up-cycling”, the art of re-using and re-purposing items that would probably otherwise have been thrown away. In this workshop I will show you how to become a part of this increasingly popular movement towards helping save the planet, whilst simultaneously making a beautifully fashionable Rag Rug Flower Tote Bag out of unwanted items of clothing. We will learn the ancient craft of rag rugging, also known as peg or proggy rug making, with a little twist designed to bring it right up to date. So, check out your closet and see which unwanted or unloved items of clothing you would like to give a new life to, and join me for a fun and creative lesson in becoming an Eco-warrior with a flair for fashion.

Karen Jones
Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown

Shirt Aprons

Do you have an old shirt that you love that you need to retire? Then turn it into a one-of-a-kind apron. One long sleeved shirt provides enough material to make an apron with extra-long ties, a ruffle, and pockets. Or get some contrasting material or trim and dress it up. This simple project is great for beginning sewers and makes a wonderful gift. Not only will you have your memories, but you will be saving the environment.

Joyce Brown
Beverly Oliwa

Beverly Oliwa

Iris Flower with Textile Hardener

Let’s have some fun repurposing an old T-shirt into a delight Iris flower that will bloom all year long, that you can use indoors or out.

Beverly Oliwa
Beverley Saville

Beverley Saville

Textile Landscapes

How to create a textile collage and then enhance with ink, paint and stitch. Including how to custom make fabrics, building the collage, and then adding detail.

Beverley Saville
Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Random Knitting

Create a pattern as you go by using various methods to determine what you'll do next. It's like a game and it's different every time. It's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure for your knitting!

Sarah Scott
Kleio Tsaliki

Kleio Tsaliki

Mixed Media Ethnic Bowl


In this workshop we’ll be making an ethnic style (African) polymer clay bowl decorated in and out with embellished shapes and textured! Final touch will be a jute cord finish! Grab your yarns and meet me there!

Kleio Tsaliki
Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Beginning Silk Painting

In this class we will learn the different types of silks, and the different silk paints. How to stretch the silk for painting. How to create design and how to translate your design to silk. We will learn about resists, and how to paint on silk.

Christina Lee
Lise St-Cyr

Lise St-Cyr

Fiber Statuette

Making of a small standing statuette draped in different fibers and textiles.

Lise St-Cyr
Cathy Vitale

Cathy Vitale

Tatting Bookmarks and Butterflies


I have created an overview of basic tatting history, you'll discover what tatting is, why tat, what tools and supplies you will need. You'll be presented with abbreviations used in tattin and we will go over reading of patterns. In the end you should be able to create a simple book mark and some butterflies just for fun.

 

Cathy Vitale
Elizabeth Sykes

Elizabeth Sykes

Machine Embroidered Applique Wallhanging

Come get an overview of the Machine Embroidery World with a basic lesson in creating a simple embroidery design in computer software and them stitching it our on an embroidery computerized sewing machine.

Elizabeth Sykes

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