If you're stopping by YAC today to get your Blue Rodeo tickets, do take some time to meander through the beautiful exhibition by the Northern Fibres Guild ‘Plants and Animals’ at the Yukon Arts Centre community gallery from Nov. 1-28, 2012. The exhibtion is only up until Wednesday afternoon. Do you knit, spin, weave, dye fabric, crochet, tat, sew or love fibre arts? You may want to join the Northern Fibres Guild, info below.
The Guild is a group of approximately 40 people who love creating with fibre and appreciate fine craftsmanship.
Established in 1974 as the Whitehorse Weavers and Spinners Guild, the Guild now includes spinners, knitters, weavers, felters, rug hookers, fabric dyers and painters, hand and machine embroiderers and those practicing other fibre arts such as basket making and surface design.
For 38 years the Guild has been promoting the fibre arts through education, demonstrations and displays. It is well known for presenting the Cranberry Fair each November, giving accomplished artists and craftspeople a venue to sell their work.
The Guild meets monthly except in the summer. It has an extensive library and a large collection of looms, spinning wheels and other equipment available for its members to rent. New members are welcomed throughout the year.
Each year, the Guild hosts one or two workshops, drawing on accomplished artists from within its membership or from within and outside the territory.
This juried show features the work of nine Guild members. Funding for this project was from the Arts Operating Fund, Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture, Mike Nixon, Minister, and with support from the Yukon Lotteries Commission. The Northern Fibres Guild is grateful for this ongoing support.