OFC Calendar Archive

September 29

Art Bites @ MAC

Block Printing with Margie Davidson

  Class Fee - $30

1:00pm - 3:00pm

For more information and to

learn about the

McMillan Arts Centre,

Click Here

July 1

Oceanside Fibre Connections

Play Day!

11:00am - 2:00pm

Bring your lunch and current project.

July 29

Oceanside Fibre Connections

Fifth Monday Workshop 

Nuno Felting Workshop

$70.00 Materials and supplies included.

 Course registration opens for 

OFC members

at the June 17th meeting.

Maximum 8 students

Nuno Felting is a process of combining

wool roving and fine fabric with wet felting.

In this class you’ll learn to

layer merino wool and silk gauze fabric,

then wet felt them together to

create your own one-of-a-kind light scarf.

9:30am – 3:30pm

June 5 & 12 

Drop-in to the MAC and visit with

Margie Davidson.

She will be working in the gallery as

the artist in residence.

June 15

Knit Out In Public

Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns

7 - 321 Westley Street


11am - 3pm



May 3, 4 & 5 2019 

Admission to the event is by donation

although there is a charge for the workshops.

To learn more, visit 

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest 

May 22 & 29

Drop-in to the MAC and visit with Margie Davidson.

She will be working in the gallery as

the artist in residence.

Love, Loss & What I Wore 

A Hair of the Dog production  

Friday, May 17

The Village Theatre in

Qualicum Beach  

100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair  


An annual event which aims to provide everything anyone interested in the fibre arts could need, and from within 100 miles.

The Fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the

Bradley Centre

974 Shearme Rd., Coombs 

on the last Sunday in May.

For vendor registration or information contact

Cheryl (cheryl@alwyz.com)

Friendly Ghosts of the Past

VIU Elder College is offering a marionette building workshop that is

fun and creative yet easy. No experience is required.

In three hours participants will build a marionette from fabric scraps.
Tuesday, May 28; 1:00-4:00pm  $10

For the complete Spring 2019 Calendar

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April 10, 17 & 24  

Drop-in to the MAC and visit with Margie Davidson.

She will be working in the gallery as

the artist in residence.


April 5-14, 2019

A Celebration of the Arts with 40 workshops and 10 events. 

Make, Learn and Play with Island Artists.

Check out our 2019 schedule of events and workshops, 

Our brochure will be available at the end of February.

Registration will begin in the second week of March. 


Try a workshop at Cowichan Hand to Hand and experience 

an opportunity to improve your existing fibre arts skills and to

learn something new​!

April 26 - 28, 2019 


Tzouhalem Spinners & Weavers Guild

welcomes Cat Bordhi to teach a series of

knitting workshops

April 26 - 28, 2019 in Duncan, BC.

For workshop schedules and more information, visit

Tzouhalem Spinners & Weavers Guild

Oceanside Fibre Connections

Fifth Monday Workshop

April 29, 10am - 4pm 

The $35 workshop fee includes materials.

Learn to make a peyote stitch bracelet - limit 8 students.  

This beginner workshop

will focus on one of the most useful 

bead weaving stitches, the Peyote Stitch.

Although the entire bracelet will be done in

peyote stitch, a mix of bead sizes and shapes 

will add interest and dimension.  

loop button closure makes sizing easy.

Sign up at the OFC meeting on April 1.


March 6,13, 20 & 27 

Drop-in to the MAC and visit with Margie Davidson.

She will be working in the gallery as

the artist in residence.

December 4th & 11th 

Drop-in to the MAC and visit with

Margie Davidson

She will be working in the gallery as

the artist in residence.

10am - 4pm

For information about the McMillan Arts Centre

Click Here

December 7/19th.

Fresh Starts

1 - 4 pm

McMillan Arts Centre

OCAC Members Exhibition

For information about the McMillan Arts Centre

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Fun with Blockprinting

Margie Davidson, Instructor

Thursday, November 14 & Thursday, November 21

 1:00 – 4:00 PM – McMillan Arts Centre

Blockprinting is a fun and easy way to apply repeat elements to fabric.

In this workshop, participants will explore blockprinting with Setacolor paint on 100% cotton fabric. Each participant will design, cut and print blocks with soft-cut linoleum.

In the first week, participants carve a small block and explore a variety of patterns and grids.  This exploration informs the design, carving and printing of a larger block in the second class a week later.

To Learn More,

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Christmas in November

Arts and Handicrafts Fair

November 23 

9am - 4 pm

Rotary House 

211 Fern Road West

Qualicum Beach, BC

A wonderful selection of 

handcrafted items 

by local artisans.

Current Threads

October 3 - 24 

An exhibition of Vancouver Island Surface Design Association. VISDA has long been exploring the boundaries of the contemporary textile scene and are presenting their “Current Threads” show at Cowichan Community Centre (formerly the Island Savings Centre) in Duncan in the Arbutus Gallery. Members will be present throughout the show to answer questions and enhance visitor experience.

To Learn More

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Creative Threads Conspiracy

October 18, 19 & 20, 2019

To Learn More

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Moy Mackay

October 26

October 27 & 28

Join Scottish artist Moy Mackay for a

1 or 2 day workshop

Bradley Centre, Coombs!

To Learn More

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Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

October 26

Join us for a glorious gathering of all things 


hand-dyed yarn,  hand-spun yarn,

rovings, woven goods, fleece,

knitted fashion, felting  &

oodles of fibre-lover's paraphernalia.  

Fun shopping, tasty lunch and plenty of camaraderie.

A feast for the senses!

To Learn More

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The Mushroom Festival

The 5th annual Mushroom Festival

October 27th

Coombs Fairgrounds

11am - 4pm

The Mount Arrowsmith Naturalists

There will be a large display of

local identified mushrooms

including dyeing mushrooms. 

To Learn More

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*  Love, Loss, And What I Wore -    by Nora and Delia Ephron.    

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, the show is a scrapbook of stories about

unfortunate prom dresses,

the traumatic lighting in fitting rooms,

high heels, short skirts and

the existential state of having nothing to wear. 

March 6 – 9  inclusive @ 7:30 pm

Matinee performance at 2 pm on March 9, 2019

Harbour City Theatre in Nanaimo.  

For tickets or more information: click here.

Wearable Art

Gatehouse Gallery presents Wearable Art at 

the Little Red Church

2182 Comox Ave


Saturday, March 23  1pm - 7pm