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Friday, July 17, 2020

Bethany Garner invites you to share a full day of COLOUR ON CLOTH at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston ON Sunday August 23, 2020

TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning opens softly during Phase 3 of our Ontario recovery - and I have a Dye Day planned for you...


Please join me if you can for a full day, Procion MX Dyes 
COLOUR ON CLOTH, dye play-date 
on Sunday, August 23, 2020
10 am - 5 pm
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
370 King Street West
Kingston, ON

Students at all levels of experience with colouring cloth with dyes are WELCOME... 
Bethany will be sharing her favourite techniques for creating brilliant colour on cotton, linen, rayon or silk during this one-day workshop.

The dyes are provided and students will furnish their own fabrics. The details are found at the EVENTBRITE listing page Link to your tickets for the event are in the posting from the TETT below) or directly at the TETT Centre Events pages: 


Hoping you will join in on the fun!

Questions: Drop me a note at my Contact Page at http://www.bethanygarner.com

Be inspired...have fun!

TURNING POINT, created with Bethany's hand-dyed fabrics on display in
Studio 214D, TETT Centre Creativity Artists studios, 2nd level M/W/F afternoons.
RED SKY AT NIGHT, created with Bethany's hand-dyed fabrics and on display in Studio 214D,
TETT Centre Creativity Artists studios


 FIRE IN THE BELLY, Maria Shell, SAQA artist, Anchorage AK and a great friend who creates her art quilts with flat dye and Procion MX coloured fabrics often

Friday, November 22, 2019

I will be participating as a STUDIO Artist in the CREATIVITY STUDIOS HOLIDAY MARKET - Everyone welcome!!!

Join the eight Studio Artists at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street W, Kingston Ontario. Studio artists will have their beautiful works for sale and for you to enjoy during the Holiday Market - come and take home a treasured piece of artwork for YOUR Christmas gifting,.


November 28 - December 1, 2019
I will be participating with the eight Studio Artists at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street W, Kingston Ontario. Studio artists will have their beautiful works for sale and for you to enjoy during the Holiday Market - come and take home a treasured piece of artwork for YOUR Christmas gifting,.


November 28 - December 1, 2019

Find Bethany Garner in STUDIO D on the second level of the TETT!


Shopping at The Tett Center!
Come meet the local artists /artisans in the Creativity Studios (area214, second floor, end of the hall) where they have come together to create a beautiful holiday shopping experience over a four day period!

This will correspond with the Potter's Guild Show & Sale in the Malting Tower and The Lapidary Club's Show Metal Rocks in the Rehearsal Hall.  Three floors of shopping options!

Find Bethany Garner in STUDIO D on the second level of the TETT!


Shopping at The Tett Center!
Come meet the local artists /artisans in the Creativity Studios (area214, second floor, end of the hall) where they have come together to create a beautiful holiday shopping experience over a four day period! This will correspond with the Potter's Guild Show & Sale in the Malting Tower and The Lapidary Club's Show Metal Rocks in the Rehearsal Hall.  Three floors of shopping options!

Hope you might join me this weekend as I share my hand painted and dyed fabrics at the VIBRANT Sale with the best of weaving's friends - Sunday the 24th of November, Kingston Yacht Club!



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Kingston Fibre Artists 
cordially invite you to attend Art Threads 2019
from 
April 8th until May 5th

Show takes place at the Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity located at 370 King St West, Level 1. This is the 22nd annual exhibition for the group and features new work by 17 local artists, including a group challenge featuring fibre art using a favourite quotation as inspiration.
Walk & Talk
Friday April 12 at 10 am

Experience the exhibition with a tour and discussion with some of the artists.
Demonstrations
Friday April 12 from  1-4 pm

Watch some of the artists demonstrate their creative collage; using an air pen; chenille technique; modern embroidery; and using a knitting machine.
Opening Reception

Kingston Food Bank's Sandy Singers
 will open the show at the reception being held on Saturday April 13th from 2pm to 4pm. Food bank donations will be welcome at the reception and for the duration of the show.
Art Threads is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until the show is taken down Sunday, May 5th at 5:00 pm.

For more information or to arrange a gallery tour for a group,
please contact 
info@kingstonfibreartists.ca


Art Threads is made possible by the generous support of the Ballytobin Foundation.

Monday, December 3, 2018

MARBLING BASICS – A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MARBLING FABRIC


Date(s)
Thursday, January 17th 6-9pm
Location
Activity Room
Presenter
Beth Garner

MARBLING BASICS – A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MARBLING FABRIC

Marbling has always been a bit of a mystery for those who love to create original cloth. Join fibre artist Bethany Garner, as she shares how to create amazing cloth in a clean, safe and fun-filled environment!
In this popular workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore easy to use marbling paints from PEBEO, a renowned paint developer for the textile arts in France. You will work by layering the paints, using pipettes or eye droppers onto the surface of a pre-mixed, thickened delivery system in a shallow pan. Plus, you will leave with the knowledge to create your own marbling set-up at home.
The real MAGIC begins as you layer on pre-cut white, black, or coloured fabrics, or papers of your choice. You may choose to experiment with silk, satin, corduroy, denim, velveteen and more.
The results are always beautiful, and can be used in art quilts, journal covers, framed art, and if large enough garments and home d├ęcor. This class will be samples focused and follow-up instruction is always available.

* Dye materials included in class fee.
* A comprehensive workshop handout is provided.
* Please bring your own papers (Japanese papers, Mulberry paper and watercolour paper are great).
* Please bring your own cloth (silk, cotton, satin).
* Please bring a large container to take home wet papers/fabrics.
** You can also purchase pre-made paper and cloth kits for $10-$15 cash during the class.

Thursday, January 17th 6-9pm in the Activity Room (1st Floor - lake level). Ages 12+

INSTRUCTOR - 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.

Thursday, November 1, 2018



Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR and visit with our group of nine talented and committed fibre arts friends as we share a wide variety of  our beautiful new work in fibre and fabric at the

Kingston Yacht Club
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
11 am to 6 pm
We will be upstairs in the VIBRANT Sale and Display Room 

The very best part of knowing these amazing women is that they are all practicing their skills and techniques as Studio Artists and working from their homes to create items with their hands, using the fibre, fabric and practiced techniques that they love. We are each presenting beautiful and useful items that started as an idea and have evolved into tangible, carefully and thoughtfully created and sought after treasures. You will find hand spun, woven, knit, hand and machine-stitcheditems and MORE! all created with love...wearables, home decor, wall art and small and large gifts for all ages, ...something for everyone. 

The variety and quality of the artist's offerings will give you the chance to choose special gifts for friends, family or yourself, and knowing that each has been crafted by a committed artist in fibre and fabric will be the best part of your visit! Always being able to chat and get to know the makers personally is a terrific opportunity, and this group of fast friends will make you smile! Come see for yourself!

Do bring a few friends or your family! Everyone welcome...and the Kingston waterfront is truly beautiful this time of year. The view from the upstairs KYC display room providest a beautiful vista for you to enjoy as you have a look up and down the St. Lawrence along the east end of Lake Ontario as you move among the table displays and enjoy a great chat with the Fibre Artists friends. 

Parking is available on Maitland near the Yacht Club, and you may choose to park a block or two away and enjoy a walk through City Park and down two short blocks to the Yacht Club. Entry is through the main level doors and up the stairs , or choose to join us via the outside starirs which open directly into the Sale Room! (FYI: The Yacht Club is not wheelchair accessible.)

You might plan to see if you can slip downstairs and purchase a light lunch  in the KYC dining room as you visit our 1st Annual VIBRANT Sale...enjoy! 

We hope you will join us November 25th.
Bethany