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CREATIVE STITCHING - AMONG FRIENDS

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Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King Street West

Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

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Join me at the TETT Centre, 370 King Street West, Kingston, ON in the Activity Room, 1st Level Thursday, February 27th, 1-5 pm

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Have you always wanted to try your hand at IMPROVISATIONAL STITCH?

This is the most fun for those who love to create with thread and needle - filling a piece of fabric with random stitching and using the skills you will learn and adapt in this workshop to create all new original Artwork!

- Students will receive a ground cloth of linen or wool (their choice) and an embroidery hoop, needles and threads package. (Small scissors of your choice would be great to tuck in your bag for class!)

- In this class, we will explore some traditional and familiar stitches, and move quickly into creating modifications to allow for IMPROV stitching. Once students are comfortable and on their way as the afternoon proceeds, Bethany will share more complex stitches that will support and enhance your design play.

- Taking the artwork in YOUR own direction and adding some creative, original colour and stitch will give you the confidence to create artwork that can be framed or made into home décor pieces for your home or gifts.

- This class is for those who have some experience with basic stitches, but EVERYONE is welcome... we learn from each other and take the artwork home with the space available being a play surface for stitch exploration.

- Included in your classroom project kit will be an information-filled handout package and you will be able to use the needles and thread which are provided for the class to share and take home for continued stitching. Small hoops will be available in the classroom for use during the workshop.

What you need to bring:

Enthusiasm for creating all-new original work

Shared work you might have that demonstrates your stitching

Scissors (small embroidery are great – but you will just be cutting threads)

Notebook and camera to record the ideas and work shared in the workshop afternoon

Note: To change your class there must be 48 hrs notice or a friend is welcome to take your products and space on the day of event. This is a non-refundable project if participant doesn’t attend or cancels without proper notice.

INSTRUCTOR BIO – BETHANY GARNER

Bethany Garner has been designing and making quilts since 1976. She is a seasoned contemporary artist, traditional quilter, Restoration Specialist, Quilt Conservator, and is a Professor of Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home.

Bethany has been sharing her favourite techniques in the classrooms since 1996, and brings her students a number of mixed-media, and cloth based colouring workshops based on the application of easy to use Procion MX Dyes, acrylic paints, inks, and silk paints for cloth, fibres and threads. Bethany’s courses are technique based, fun and developed to ensure that every student is accepted and feels included, supported and making their way forward on their own creative path.

Bethany served as a member and Board Secretary for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning from 2015 to 2018. She is a Past Co-President of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners and is a member of the Kingston Fibre and Fabric Cooperative, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. She is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association/ACC and was honoured as the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Bethany has recently served Studio Art Quilt Associates, an International Art Quilts organization with 3400 members worldwide and has served as their Central Canada Regional Representative. Beth was selected as Curator for the first major SAQA Exhibition coming to Canada, and she is active within the Surface Design Association. She also enjoys her active membership with both the Kingston Fibre Artists, Quinte Fibre Artists and CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists groups in Ontario. She exhibits her work across Canada and the US, often in gallery settings and with group/Association exhibitions.

Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada and the US. She enjoys sharing her work in group and solo exhibitions when opportunities present.

Bethany travels and teaches for Quilt Guilds, shops and women's groups by invitation. She is the Owner and Managing Co-ordinator for the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series which has brought the very best of the best Fibre Arts Educators to Canada since 1979.

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370 King Street West

Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

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