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Encouraging, fostering, and developing excellence
and appreciation of fibre as an art form.

FFAA activities are supported by grants from AFA and from funds raised through AGLC.

Focus on Fibre Art Association is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities to members and member organizations for engagement with the larger fibre arts community. We offer workshops and events that promote skill development, and we host competitions and exhibitions that showcase the creativity of fibre artists. For more information, see our about page or read our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

News and Updates

Next Board Meeting, will be on September 16th, 2024  

Our next Board meeting will be on the third Monday, on Sept 16th, 2024 at 7:00PM.  All members are welcome to attend. Note that only Board members are entitled to vote at Board meetings.

Zoom link will be posted prior to the meeting.

Agenda link for the meeting will be posted prior to the meeting.

 

2024 Competition and Exhibition: Keeping it Local

“Keeping it Local” is a fibre art show that will be held August 2 through August 28th, 2024.

The 76 entries include a wide range of art pieces created from a fibre base.

For example, embroidery, rug hooking, felted works and quilting. The pieces are from fibre artists around Alberta. They are unique and spectacular. 

The show is presented by the Focus on Fibre Art Association (FFAA).

The display can be accessed from the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA)

10554 – 110 St.

The show will be open August 2nd to 30th

Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM to 4 PM

Friday, 2 PM – 7 PM

Saturday 11 AM-3 PM

FFAA Workshop Wait List

Have you registered and paid for a class but then realized you couldn't go?

Or maybe the class is full and you would like to be on a wait list. Please see our: FFAA Facebook Page Wait List

Feel free to leave your name, what you are looking for and ask people to direct message you. Between the two of you, the agreement to exchange the registration fee is up to the two of you.

FFAA does not manage class refunds. This page is meant to be a courtesy for its members.

2024 Membership Renewal

Memberships are due for renewal. Memberships run from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. Please click on the link below to renew your membership.

Individual Membership Renewal Form

Junior Membership Renewal Form

Guild/Group Membership Renewal Form

Sign Up for Personal Email Notices

Sign up for the FFAA mailing list to receive personal email notices of upcoming workshops, exhibitions, and events. The voluntary signup list is provided as a service to members and non-members alike.

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Upcoming Events

  • Abstract Prairie Landscape with Holly Kingdon
    Abstract Prairie Landscape with Holly Kingdon
    Sat, Jul 27
    Edmonton
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – Jul 28, 2024, 4:30 p.m.
    Edmonton, 10554 110 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3C5, Canada
    Drawing inspiration from the landscape we live among, we will work with blocks of colour, textures and various rug hooking techniques to create vibrant prairie scenes.
  • Making Felt Yardage for Sewing a Coat with Chris Liszak
    Making Felt Yardage for Sewing a Coat with Chris Liszak
    Thu, Aug 08
    Providence Renewal Center, Edmonton
    Aug 08, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – Aug 11, 2024, 4:30 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Center, Edmonton, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5, Canada
    Three days of creating large sheets of finished felt which will then be cut using commercial patterns and sewn to create the finished coat.
  • Making Felt Yardage for Sewing a Coat with Chris Liszak
    Making Felt Yardage for Sewing a Coat with Chris Liszak
    Wed, Aug 14
    Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton
    Aug 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – Aug 17, 2024, 4:30 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R5, Canada
    Three days of creating large sheets of finished felt which will then be cut using commercial patterns and sewn to create the finished coat.
  • Fabric Post Card Design & Construction  with Deborah Giles
    Fabric Post Card Design & Construction  with Deborah Giles
    Sat, Aug 24
    Edmonton
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Aug 25, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Edmonton, 10554 110 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3C5, Canada
    Fabric postcards are a fun and flexible format for experimenting with fibre art techniques in a quick-to-create, usable, shareable end result.
  • Fabric Portraits with Krista Zeghers
    Fabric Portraits with Krista Zeghers
    Wed, Sep 04
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Sep 04, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Sep 08, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    Have you ever seen a photograph and said to yourself, “I would love to make that into a fabric wall hanging”.
  • Flower Pounding with Krista Zeghers
    Flower Pounding with Krista Zeghers
    Sat, Sep 07
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    Have you ever looked at those beautifully colored flowers and wondered how to capture their beauty? In this class we will use fresh flowers and light-colored fabrics to create new images on fabric.
  • Ice Dyeing with Krista Zeghers
    Ice Dyeing with Krista Zeghers
    Sat, Sep 07
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Sep 07, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    Ice dyeing is the art of placing ice cubes on top of fabric, then adding liquid dye on top of the ice, letting the melting process dictate how the dye splits, bleeds, and ultimately strikes the fabric.
  • PET PORTRAITS  with Anne Mathers
    PET PORTRAITS  with Anne Mathers
    Sat, Sep 28
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Sep 28, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – Sep 30, 2024, 4:30 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    So, you have the perfect photograph of your dog or cat that captures their personality to a tee and you’ve decided you want to make your first quilted pet portrait collage. That’s great, but now what?
  • Mini Scapes with Susan Jensen
    Mini Scapes with Susan Jensen
    Thu, Oct 03
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Oct 03, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    This workshop is a great introduction to landscapes, using a variety of techniques and methods.
  • Paint, Ink, Dye Your Own Fabrics with Susan Jensen
    Paint, Ink, Dye Your Own Fabrics with Susan Jensen
    Fri, Oct 04
    Providence Renewal Centre
    Oct 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    Nothing is more satisfying than using your own fabrics for your landscapes art pieces!
  • Wisteria Walled Garden  with Susan Jensen
    Wisteria Walled Garden  with Susan Jensen
    Sat, Oct 05
    Providence Renewal Centre Room 289
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – Oct 06, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Providence Renewal Centre Room 289, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada
    In this class we create beautiful landscape fibre art pieces to give you the confidence to continue onto your own designs.
  • Fabric-covered Multi-signature Book using Paste Patterning with Arlene Westen
    Fabric-covered Multi-signature Book using Paste Patterning with Arlene Westen
    Sat, Oct 26
    Edmonton
    Oct 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Edmonton, 10554 110 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3C5, Canada
    Participants will paint fabric to create book cloth using paste and acrylic paint. By using tools such as palette knives, brushes, stencils and combs, various pattern and textures can transform plain covers into decorative textured surfaces.

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