Fibreworks Studio & Gallery
12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy, PO BOX 311, Madeira Park, BC V0N 1Y1
Alexis Bach of Fibreworks Studio & Gallery had made the yurts available for our recent Fibreshed Days and acts as a vendor for much of the fibre grown locally on the Coast.
FibreWorks Studio & Gallery is pleased to be a vendor for local fibres and handspun yarns from those local fibres. Exploring the natural dye opportunities on the Sunshine Coast has led us to growing Japanese Indigo in big pots on the deck; harvesting the walnut husks from our walnut tree, as well as extracting the colours from the many fungi in our forests.
At this time, we primarily work with the Thormanby Island alpacas, Laughlin Creek Llamas, and Blue Faced Leicester sheep from Telkwa. We are particularly interested in clean, handspinner quality fibre grown as “close to home” as possible.
Located in beautiful Madeira Park in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia in Canada, FibreWorks is a private, commercial gallery showcasing professional and emerging artists. Hosted in a collection of yurts, FibreWorks showcases fibre art – basketry, paper, textiles, and wood, created by local, national, and international artists.
FibreWorks was founded over a decade ago by the inspirational Yvonne Stowell when she and her husband relocated to the Sunshine Coast from their home in Kitimat, BC. Having worked as a fibre artist for the majority of her life, Yvonne had the vision, ability, and passion to realize her goal of creating a destination for fibre enthusiasts from the Sunshine Coast and beyond. It has been a challenging, exciting, and rewarding experience to create FibreWorks and work with hundreds of amazing artists – local and international. Hosting thousands of visitors at FibreWorks each year has given us an opportunity to showcase emerging and established artists as well as providing an educational opportunity through workshops. After ten wonderful years Yvonne has chosen to step away from the daily operations of Fibre Works in order to enjoy her time in the studio with her sister Marilynn and travel with Reg.
FibreWorks now enters its eleventh season on the Sunshine Coast under the direction of the new owner, Alexis Bach. Alexis’ commitment is to ensure the yurts will remain to be a community of supportive creativity for fibre arts on the Sunshine Coast where individuals can be inspired by and instructed in the myriad of expressions that fibre can take form. We welcome you to join us for all of the upcoming exhibits, workshops, ongoing and special events in this and in future seasons. Ask us about our artist-in-residence program.