Friday, August 18, 2017

News from our SAQA Central Canada Regional Representative: MAGGIE VANDERWEIT - Hoping you will make time to join Maggie for the events detailed below:

#MASTERCLASS with Maggie Vanderweit

Wrap & Rust Dyeing

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 4:00 pm
Discover the fascinating process of eco-friendly direct dyeing with natural botanical materials and rusty metal.  Learn which plants are effective, how to use non-toxic mordants and rust and how to create organic, soft, complex, layered cloth to use in your textile art. A variety of finishing options will be explored and each piece created will be beautifully unique.

Friday –  Wine & Cheese September 7-9pm @ artists’ studio

Saturday & Sunday –  September 16 &17  10am-4pm

$265 +tx member $275 +tx non member  ($15 kit fee payable direct to teacher at workshop)
Student material list supplied/  along with artists address for Fri wine & cheese on registration.

In textile shows across Canada and internationally, you will find the imaginative wall hangings of Maggie Vanderweit, created in her Stone Threads Textile Arts Studio, Fergus.

In this purposely designed space, with glass doors giving onto trees and the Grand River, Maggie chooses fabrics, paints them, dyes them and quilts on her simple domestic sewing machine.

“I am inspired by my spiritual beliefs about why we are here and what we are supposed to be doing while we are here, and I hope my work conveys wonder and joy. I find the whole process of working with textiles meditative and invigorating and I feel most blessed to be able to teach and create”.

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