Fibrations 2015, Sunday August 16th, 10am-4pm
Celebrates five successful years in a new location: Robert J Porter Park.
at Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Road
Scroll down to see photos of workshop guests and fibre artists at Fibrations on August 16.
Fibrations 2015, is a festive gathering of fibre artists sharing their skills and original creations at an outdoor marketplace.
This free, family-friendly event sports over 50 booths and several food vendors. The toonie raffle prizes are ever popular.
On August 16, the event unfolds in Porter Park, a spacious green area behind Sir James Douglas School, 401 Moss Street.
On August 15, workshops happen at the Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow, and Knotty by Nature, 1704 Lillian Road.
Fibrations is organized and sponsored by Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts.
Other sponsors include Black Press, Thrifty Foods and all the vendors.
Stephanie Papik and Ryan Davis founded Knotty by Nature in 2008. The entrepreneurial couple sell fibre supplies at 1704 Lillian Road in Fairfield. Their courses and workshops have introduced myriad folks to knitting, weaving, needle felting, wet felting and spinning. “We're excited about Fibrations expanding into Porter's Park," says Ryan. “There are activities for children, lectures and demos for adults, and lots of great shopping for all tastes."
The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association hosts Fibrations at indoor and outdoor facilities.
Vanya McDonell, Community Development Coordinator is pleased to partner with Knotty by Nature for this grass-roots festival.
“We admire Stephanie and Ryan’s community spirit,” she says, “and have worked together on other events and fairs.”
Connecting with new audiences like the fibre community is one of the association’s outreach goals.
The Place supports local crafters and businesses, and hosts bi-monthly visual art shows in their expansive foyer area.
Ali Bertin of ancientFUTURES clothing design
Moonrise Creative founders (below, left to right) Metka Lazar. Pam Lewis, Stephanie Papik.
These three talented women organize workshops and events that nurture community and encourage creativity.
Their workshops honour the spontaneous spirit and caring milieu of making and sharing. “Take what you need and give what you can” assures the circle way of peer support is cultivated in their stimulating classes.
Moonrise Creative presents: East meets West - Saori and the Circle Way
Japanese native Marie Suzaki, joins with the members of Moonrise Creative for two workshops.
Saori or free-style weaving allows you to create a uniquely beautiful weaving in only three hours.
Stephanie Papik demonstrates drop spindle weaving at the workshop.
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 from 10am-1pm or 2-5pm.
Garry Oak Room, entrance on 1335 Thurlow St, adjacent Sir James Douglas Elementary.
Register at Moonrise Creative
Caitlin ffrench is a weaver and knitwear designer based in Vancouver.
The artist conducts workshops, sells her wares on Etsy and Ravelry, and has over 3000 followers on Instagram.
This year at Fibrations, her booth offers naturally dyed yarns, fabrics and knitting patterns.
Caitlin lectures on Wildcrafting Natural Dyes at 2pm on Sunday. She studied textiles at the Kelowna Centre for Arts and Technology. Her husband is a tattoo artist, and they collaborate on art projects and installation events.
Below: photos of workshop guests and fibre artists at Fibrations 2015 on August 16.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Fibrations fantastic. See you next year!
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In 2013, Kate was nominated for a Women in Business
“Above and Beyond” award, hosted by Black Press.
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