Upcoming Workshops:

September 28 & 29, 2019 Intermediate Wool Painting Lab Intensive, Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio, Blyth, ON

By popular request! FACTS is offering a two day intermediate wool painting workshop with professional fibre artist Kathy White.  Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and possibility as Kathy shares her secrets for successful ‘painting’ with beeswax, wool and other fibres.
This workshop will explore:
  • applying beeswax to the panels and how to use it for effect
  • working with the raised wooden panels that Kathy uses for her own artwork
  • applying wool yarns to a beeswax covered surface to create unique wall art
  • incorporating other mediums like paint, fabric, and embroidery floss
  • using sketches and sample pieces to develop an unformed idea into a confident statement
  • finishing your work for polish and longevity
The small class size promotes discussion and focus as Kathy guides through the process to create three 4″ x 4″ sample works on Day 1 and a complete 8″ x 8″ finished work on Day 2.
No experience necessary but a sense of adventure is required!
All materials provided.
Bring your own lunch (we have a fridge and microwave) or have your lunch provided both days by Cait’s Café for an additional $40.
When: September 28th  & 29th – 10 am to 4:30 pm
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth
Info & Register:  FACTS

Saturday, October 19, 9 am - 12 pm Beeswax and Yarn Painting Make-Along, Ontario Hand Weaver & Spinners Conference, Woodstock, ON

This ‘Make-Along’ style session offers a fun introduction to making fibre art by applying wool yarn to a beeswax covered board. We will work step by step through an autumn themed kit specially designed for the OHS Conference 2019. Learn techniques on the fly as you take a taste of this exciting way to use up your stash!All materials and instruction provided. Level For All. Maximum: 12. Material Fee: $10.00Details 

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 19th, 9 am - 12 pm
  • WHERE: Ontario Hand Weaver & Spinners Conference, Woodstock, On
  • INFO & REGISTER: 2019 OHS Conference

Saturday, October 19, 1 pm - 5 pm Painting with Beeswax & Wool, Woodstock Fleece Festival, Woodstock, ON

Super excited to be heading back to Woolstock! Last time we did a workshop here, it was sold out!!

Learn to create unique works of art by pressing wool yarns into beeswax covered boards. No experience required. 

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 19th, 1 - 5 pm
  • WHERE: Woodstock Fleece Festival, Woodstock, ON
  • COST: $45 plus $15 material fee
  • INFO & REGISTER: Woodstock Fleece Festival 2019

If you don't see a workshop in your area and/or think you have enough interested for a private workshop, get in touch. I would love to hear from you!