Fibre Arts Retreat

If you've a love of fabrics or fibres and you're looking to explore the possibilities offered by creative play, this retreat is for you.  

Fabric BowlsWe'll start by making a fabulous and functional fabric bowl. These bowls
offer endless possibilities, and are a perfect opener for our creative juices.

Eco Dyeing - We'll head out onto the property to find ourselves the supplies for eco-dyeing a yard of fabric.  Try your hand at this exciting ecologically responsive art.  

Wet FeltingNext we will learn to wet felt beautifully soft merino wools and other gorgeous fibres. We'll explore what to make with the resulting work. Prepare to be amazed at how simple materials and motions create stunning results.

Nuno or Cobweb Scarf - Once we've learned the basics of wet felting, we'll choose to either try nuno felting a scarf (blending silks and wools) or making a cobweb scarf (just wools). The end project is lightweight yet luxurious.  

Needle Felt a Loveable CritterStill exploring what we can do with roving, we'll try our hand at needle felting.  A more meditative process, we'll gather in comfy chairs and settle in to create our own loveable little critter using needle felting techniques.    


Costs: This retreat costs $295.  All materials are provided. 

Spaces Available: 8

Offered:  May 26 - 28, or September 8 - 10, 2017 


Visit the 2017 Retreats page for general information about the retreats

To register, email makers@beetlebarrow.ca