Welcome to the blog of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. This Festival is a 5 day celebration of all things fibre: knitting, quilting, rug hooking, and so much more. Featuring many creative workshops, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations, the festival offers something for everyone! If you’re looking for a little fibre in your creative diet, then this is the festival for you! October 11-15, 2016
from the Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia
and Interior Gallery Installations
The Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova
Scotia is extending a call to fibre artists
for submissions of their work --- rug hooking, quilting, felting, knitting,
crochet, needle and hand work --- to display at various locations during the
6th Annual Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotiabeing held October 14-18,
2014 in Amherst, NS. Selected artists will
have their works hang in a five-day exhibition. This award-winning fibre
celebration opens with a catered evening reception and showcases art at the
Fibre Festival Headquarters and at various venues in the historic town
Proposals for Independent Projects
We are inviting proposals for local artists to organize and
curate their own exhibitions, or to propose an installation of an existing
piece or new installation. We encourage all approaches to fibre exploration.
Workshops and Classes
The Fibre Arts Festival Society Nova Scotia is extending a
call to fibre instructors who wish to lead workshops and classes. We aim to
offer a wide variety to those taking part. We will provide the venue and
co-ordinate schedules. Deadline is March 1, 2014 with selected artists being notified thereafter.
So, what exactly is Fibre Art?
That's a great question. Fibre art is very diverse, but for
the most part, consider it anything made from perishable materials that use
traditional techniques. These might include rug hooking, tapestry or thrum
mittens. We have exhibited a huge variety of techniques and media including
miniature punch needle, kumihimo (the fine art of Japanese braiding), quilting,
knitting, embroidery, crocheting and needle felting. And, of course, due to our
somewhat insatiable appetite for all things fibre, all artistic genres will be
considered and we are always open to new and innovative ideas.