Updated: Oct 27, 2021
felt :: feutre canada member, Katy Delau from Whitehorse is currently preparing for a group exhibition: Fibre-Optics: Inspiration to Creation presented by her guild, the Northern Fibres Guild at Arts Underground, a creative space in Whitehorse dedicated to the exploration, teaching and presentation of visual arts. The exhibition opens May 3 and runs until the end of the month.
Katy was kind enough to give us a glimpse of her work. She will be exhibiting five garments, a shawl, and some jewelry. We wish her every success with her show.
Fibre-Optics: Inspiration to Creation: is a showcase of work created by members of the Northern Fibre Guild. It also includes samples of work created during recent Northern Fibres Guild workshops. Workshops presented by the Guild in the past two years include indigo and shibori dyeing, willow weaving, skein painting, loom weaving, spinning, felted landscapes, braided rugs, and Qiviuq fibre.
The Northern Fibre Guild is a group who enjoys working with and learning about fibres. Members’ interests are diverse and include all fibre-related activities. The purpose of the guild is to support members in increasing their skills and to provide support and education to the public regarding the fibre arts.
The Northern Fibres Guild had its origins in 1974, when a group of weavers met in October 1974 in Whitehorse to form the Yukon Weaver’s Guild. The group held its first workshop a few months later, which was a 3-day workshop on weaving with 4-harness looms. In 1977, the name was changed to the Whitehorse Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild. The group continued to diversify to include a broad range of fibre arts and in 1984 the name was changed to the Northern Fibres Guild, which was adopted along with a new constitution.
To learn more visit: http://www.northernfibresguild.ca
Katy will be giving a workshop, Fun with Fibre June 2, 2019, noon – 5 pm at the Mt. Lorne Community Centre . The price is $120.00
Fun With Fibre: Learn how to nuno-felt a cozy scarf.
In this workshop students learn techniques for creating interesting surface design through the means of adding embellishments, and manipulating the silk fabric to make the scarf.
This workshop includes materials: silk, merino and embellishments plus equipment for felting.