BCAC celebrates Fiber Art now thru Oct 22nd!

As a part of the ongoing fiber exhibit,“Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place” –  Sept 2nd thru Oct 22nd, the Art Center and the Textile Center of Minneapolis will be hosting two workshops and a demonstration during the month of October.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with nationally recognized artists and open to anyone interested in learning more about fiber art.  These events are free but space is limited in the workshops so you will need to make reservations.  To find out location and to register for a workshop contact Cindy or Lori at the BCAC call 218-444-7570 or email us bcac@paulbunyan.net  The exhibit is free and open to the public – hours are Tues to Fri 12 to 5pm and Sat 10am to 2pm.

Adult Class – Saturday October 1, 2011 from 9am to 12 noon

Birch Tree Pin – Bead Embroidery with Instructor Jo Wood

Learn the basic bead embroidery stitches and create a wearable work of art. Choose one of Jo’s 4 Seasons Kit designs: Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter and learn to “paint with beads”. After practicing the stitches, you’ll be guided through the pattern with hints and tip for successful stitching. The kit contains all the beads and supplies you’ll need plus the directions for beading and finishing your pin.   Please bring some sharp scissors and your reading glasses if you need them. 

Maximum number for Class – 15 Adults.  First 8 students can sign up are free.  Room for 7 more students with a materials fee of $30.00.  Please note: deadline for additional 7 students is September 24th.  




Kids Class – Saturday October 15, 2011 from 9am to 12 noon.   

Things with String – 3 hour kids class with Instructor Lynn Cooper

From braids to knots to twisted cords, there are lots of ways to turn yarns into fiber art.  We will ply novelty fibers and yarns together to make our own custom yarns.  Learn to finger knit and make yourself a trendy skinny scarf.  Finally learn kumihimo, a Japanese 8 stranded braid with cool spiral patterns that makes great bracelets and more.

This class is free!  Maximum size – 25 students.  Ages 8 and up. 


Fiber Arts Demonstration – Saturday October 22, 2011 from 10am to 3pm

Tapestry Weaving by Local Weavers Group featuring hands-on opportunity!

Stop by theBemidjiCommunityArtCenterduring the 2011 Studio Cruise weekend to learn about the art of Tapestry Weaving!  Join us for this afternoon demonstration and learn more about this unique form of weaving.  Artist Kristin Majkrazak will provide a loom to give visitors an opportunity to try their hand at weaving.  Members from the group will be on hand from 10am to 3pm to show their work and answer questions.

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About Lori Forshee-Donnay

Executive Director, Bemidji Community Art Center