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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mid January


Our Prairie in Fibre, Saskatchewan
Craft Council's Affinity Gallery - Saskatoon, SK
Deadline for submissions is Saturday February 4, 2014

I am putting together an exhibition of 'Prairie' themed fibre art to be exhibited at the Saskatchewan Craft Council's Affinity Gallery from January 16 to February 21, 2015. All fibre techniques will be considered for this exhibition, including but not limited to dolls, soft sculpture, rug hooking, wearables, weaving, felting, knitting, stitching, and quilting. Be as diverse as you like in your choice of work and prairie images / seasons they represent. This will be a great stage to show the diversity
of fibre amongst prairie lovers. Eligible entrants do not need to be juried members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council but must be a resident of the Prairie Provinces.

Mail or email submission to: Monika Kinner-Whalen c/o Saskatchewan Craft Council, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1B5

For more information please contact Monika at Monika at MySweetPrairie dot ca
For complete listing click here.

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation Deadline: February 28, 2014

April 1 – 20, 2014, at the Silkpurse Art Gallery, West Vancouver. FibreEssence and the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts are the co-sponsors for the 6TH annual Cherry Blossom exhibition. Functional objects, wall pieces and sculpture in any textile medium/technique. Original work only. Guidelines and entry form: CLICK HERE 
Contact: Judy Villett, exhibition coordinator Phone: 604-215-8537 Email: jvillett at hotmail dot com

This one has been mentioned before, but i have decided to repost as it is a major show, and would love to see members exhibited!

Fibreworks 2014 Biennial Exhibition Deadline: March 31, 2014 
September 12 – November 2, 2014,Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON.

Fibreworks, now in its 15TH edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. For more information:      (Akimbo by the way has listings of  many calls for entry in many mediums if you are interested in stretching your artistic horizon.)



Kensington Art Supplies Relocation Opening
Opening Day:  Saturday, February 1, 2014

The opening day for Kensington Art Supply and Instruction has been set for Saturday, February 1, 2014.   We were hoping to open sooner but we are still under construction and need a little extra time to get everything finished.   The store will open and our first art classes will begin at 9 AM Saturday, February 1, 2014.  Any workshops listed for January will be rescheduled so please check workshop listings to confirm dates.  Everything scheduled for February will be as listed.  Any class fees paid for January will be applied to the February 1 start date.   Go to for listings. Thank you for your patience and support! We believe it is going to be well worth the wait!

SLOFEMIST update from Lois Klassen:

I will soon be posting some new information pages on the art-action website: one for the finished squares and one for the finished patterns. The stitchers can have full credit next to their squares on the website, if they choose. If stitchers come up with their own pattern, they will also be credited on the pattern as authors. For the patterns, creators should note that the patterns are assigned a "Creative Commons" licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. That means that they will be made available free to anyone (and circulated on the Internet as pdf's) so long as the creator is credited whenever they are copied, and so long as they are not sold or further altered. All of that will be explained on the new web pages. Also, we will be keeping a running list of all of the participants to date, to include when appropriate (for example, in brochures or catalogues).


2014 Classes in many quilting and sewing techniques  are now listed on the My Sewing Room website. (Calgary retailer)

Did you know that Laura and Linda Kemshall can digitally print your design on fabric for you? The results are clear and high quality, and while expensive, as shipping from the UK is high, it may be worth your while if you are interested in creating work with your own sketches. Not affiliated, just a share :)

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