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Needlework New Brunswick

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NB Fibre Community Statistics
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The How and Why
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NB Needlework Timeline
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About NNB / au sujet de NNB


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.
Fredericton edVentures 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 do so.
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 information.
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 or 433-6770 for more details.
Teaching yourself
For learning new skills on your own, some of the best material we've found:
Group education opportunities
Embroidery Canada has some wonderful correspondence courses
Needlearts appraisal (American Needlearts Guild)
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, St Andrews
Haute Couture sewing school, Fredericton   (Claudine Pouliot, owner)
760 Golf Club Rd., Fredericton  E3B 7S6 
Phone: (506) 455-8276
Kings Landing Historical Settlement, Prince William (west of Fredericton)
London-Wul farm, Lakeburn (near Moncton)
New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John
(506) 643-2300
Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre, St. Andrews-by-the-sea
Accredited fibre arts programs in New Brunswick
Atlantica Centre, Saint John (Hanover Street, near intersection of City Road and Crown Street)
40-week fashion design course starting September, 2010
The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton offers courses in textiles, fashion design, surface design and visual design for those wishing to pursue their interests further.
Accredited Canadian institutions
278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NF Canada A1C 1H3
Tel: (709) 739-7623 

The Anna Templeton Centre offers instruction in fibre arts, ranging from dye techniques, quilting, and embroidery to tapestry weaving.
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
(902) 422-7381
Capilano College, Department of Textile Arts (Vancouver, BC)
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7J 3H5
Concordia University (Montreal, Que)
Studio Arts
1230 de la Montagne, Montreal, QC  H3G 1Z2
(514) 848-4532
Faculty: Barbara Layne
Kathryn Lipke
Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto, Ont)
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON  Canada M5T 1W1
Tel: (416) 977-6000
P.O. Box 175 Station, St. Norbert, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3V 1L6
Tel: (204) 269-0564 
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