Common Threads is an opportunity to gather together and create every Thursday night from 7pm – 9pm. Our Techniques night takes place every second Thursday and focuses on a specific skills and practices in needle craft, fibre art and sewing. Classes are led by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston (who has taught costume, fashion and fibre art classes for over 20 years) or sometimes guest artists. Each session will introduce you to a different technique and you will have the opportunity to create a little project or sample to take home. Topics include millinery, sewing, embroidery, felting, beading and fabric surface design. A great way to pique your interest and introduce you to something new.
No experience necessary.
Proof of vaccination is required to attend Common Threads.
January 20th – Wet Felting ($8 materials fee)
February 3rd – Playing with Colour ($5 materials fee)
February 17th – Needle Felting with Julie Sawchuk ($5 materials fee)
March 3rd – Classic Jewellery Knotting ($6 materials fee)
March 17th – Sewing a Lapped Zipper ($5 materials fee)
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth
Cost: $30 plus a small materials fee (see above)
January 20th – Wet Felting – Using wool roving, soapy water, foam and bubble wrap, learn how to create a small 3D wet felted bowl.
February 3rd – Playing with Colour – A fun filled night of colour. Learn how to create a basic colour wheel and various hues, tints and shades while chatting about colour theory, design and history. Perfect as an introduction to working with colour or for anyone who wants a fun refresher in colour theory and design.
February 17th – Needle Felting with Julie Sawchuk – Join Julie as she leads you through the basics of needle felting. By the end of the session you will have felted a small project to take home.
March 3rd – Classic Jewellery Knotting – Learn how to knot a classic beaded necklace or bracelet including closures. A perfect skill to have to fix vintage jewellery.
March 17th – Sew a Lapped Zipper – A lapped zipper is the classic closure for skirts, size zipper pants and back bodice zippers in tops and dresses. Learn tricks and tips on how to apply the perfect lapped zipper.
We’ll let you know about our upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops.