Workshops

New Workshop!
Quilt and Fibre Art Festival, Waterloo Region and Beyond

Yarn Painting with Natural Fibre Yarns and Beeswax
Kathy White
Thursday, May 25, 2017
$50.00 for half day - 9:30-12:00 or 1:00-3:30 or
$80.00 for full day -  9:30 - 3:30
St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1310 King Street, St. Jacobs
Contact: Quilter's Nine Patch, Elmira
quiltersninepatch@gmail.com
519-669-9511

Kathy White’s passion for both fine art and natural fibre yarns has led to the creation of her unique method of applying yarns to canvas using beeswax to create ‘yarn paintings.’ In this new expanded version of her popular workshop, she will teach in depth history and techniques and guide participants through the application of skills to create their own work of art.

Come for the full day for a comprehensive understanding of yarn painting with beeswax or choose to attend just the morning or afternoon sessions.

In the morning, Kathy will cover the new, advanced portion of the workshop, discussing artists already exploring versions of yarn painting and teaching the application of the beeswax to painting boards, advanced selection of yarns to consider, and methods of applying the image to the board.

The afternoon session is suitable for those who just want to try out the technique and for those from the morning session who want to put their new advanced knowledge to work. Participants receive everything they need to create their own yarn painting.

All materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring embroidery scissors and an image for painting inspiration.

A beautiful first time yarn painting emerges in a workshop.
It is always rewarding to share my story and process with other fibre and art minded groups.  I work hard to customize each workshop to the group's needs and time available. If you want to host a workshop and/or have me talk to your group about my work and journey to become a fibre artist, I'd love to hear from you.

Workshops are mess free, require no special equipment, and all materials are provided.

Workshop wool butterflies arranged in a colour wheel.