Friday, March 8, 2013

“Woven Bridges”

“Woven Bridges”  at  Muzeum Tkactwa, Kamienna Gora, Poland  from April 2 to May 9, 2013.

     Today tapestry can represent a remarkable beauty and a kind of textured poetry, and it can also represent three-dimensional rebellion against conventional outlooks. Woven Bridges showcases a variety of woven textile art, sharing and communicating the woven tapestry medium as contemporary fibre art”.

The Woven Bridges exhibit at Muzeum Tkactwa, the Museum of Weaving in Kamienna Gora, Poland, from April 2 to May 9, 2013 features a fibre art group with three Canadian Artists: Thoma Ewen, Krystyna Sadej, Ixchel Suarez and five invited guest-artists: Ewa Bartosz Mazus from Poland, Monique Lehman from United States, Thomas Cronenberg from Germany, Zofia Werblicka from Poland and Nicu Zeleznicov from Romania.

 Woven Bridges demonstrates the very strong connection between Canadian, American and European artists who share the same interest and love of tapestry weaving.  This exhibition comprehensively demonstrates the dynamic field of contemporary woven textile art, in which a rich variety of materials, diverse techniques and experimental forms can produce works of striking diversity and originality, combining humour and seriousness, recycling, and reflections on the nature of everyday life.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hand-Spinning using the drop spindle and spinning wheel
Taught by 2 professional textile artists: Gabby Ewen & Claire Guérette
At Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24, 2013
$145 (includes an assortment of wool, hemp and silk fibres; an hardwood spindle made by
Ashford; use of hand carders, drum carder and spinning wheels)

Hand Spinning is an ancient craft that can be both a creative and meditative practice. The
results can range the rustic, sophisticated, elegant, wild and wacky (incorporating feathers,
space dyes, beaded threads, baubles, recycled materials such as newspaper and plastic
bags and anything else imaginable!). Hand spun yarns can be incorporated into felting,
knitting, weaving, embroidery, crochet and dyeing projects.
The world of spinning is so big and so much FUN to explore!
This bilingual workshop will cover the basic techniques for preparing, carding, blending,
spinning and plying a variety of animal and vegetable fibres using the drop spindle and
spinning wheel. These techniques are the basis for spinning anything your big heart and
creative mind can imagine!

For registration and more information please contact:
Gabby Ewen at Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais

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