Your local guilds and needlework groups are an excellent place to learn more about your favourite fibre arts. Many welcome
new members and are more than happy to share their knowledge. Check with your local associations and see when the members
meet and when their next series of workshops are planned.
program for a variety of fibre art disciplines. A variety of five-day to two-day courses offered during the summer months.
It's Hip to Knit: Every second Wednesday, children ages 9 to 15 can learn how to knit as they make a
mini bag or belt. It's all part of the Saint John Free Public Library's Knitting Club for Kids. Upstairs in Market Square.
Tuesday After School Knitting Club Quispamsis
Kennebecasis Public Library
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to elementary school children in Grades 4 and up. Registration is required. Please call 849-5314 to
Knitting classes for beginners/intermediate knitters offered by Cricket Cove, Saint John
City Market, 47 Charlotte St. Pre-registered classes run for 2, 3, or 4 weeks, with a total of six hours of instruction. Cost
is $35, plus tax and materials. Private knitting lessons also available for $25 per hour. Contact (506) 642-2797 for more
Knit along sessions at London-Wul Farm
, Lakeburn, on Sunday afternoons, between 1 pm and 5 pm. Projects vary, but the fun and friendly help are a constant!
Experienced weaver Marilyn Bustard is offering weaving classes in Sussex. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 433-6770 for more details.
For learning new skills on your own, some of the best material we've found:
Group education opportunities
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, St Andrews www.sunburyshores.org
Haute Couture sewing school, Fredericton (Claudine Pouliot, owner)
760 Golf Club Rd., Fredericton E3B 7S6
Phone: (506) 455-8276
Accredited fibre arts programs in New Brunswick
, Saint John (Hanover Street, near intersection of City Road and Crown Street)
40-week fashion design course starting September, 2010
Accredited Canadian institutions
278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NF Canada A1C 1H3
Tel: (709) 739-5894
Offering a two-year art-based program with an emphasis on design.
The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (Montreal, Que)
5163 Duke St., Halifax, N.S. B3J 3J6
1230 de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 1Z2
Faculty: Barbara Layne
Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto, Ont)
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON Canada M5T 1W1
Tel: (416) 977-6000