High Fiber Arts Symposium, April 7, 2018

 April 7, 2018


April 7 High Fiber Arts Schedule:  ($135 Ticket):
8:30am –  Check-in Open at FivePine Conference Center
9:00am –  Carol Shaw Sutton  “Interwoven Language” Keynote Speaker
10:15-11am & 11:15-Noon:  Breakout Sessions*
12:00pm  – Lunch
12:45-1:30pm  Wearable Art Fashion Show
1:30-2:15pm & 2:30-3:15pm  Breakout Sessions*
3:30pm    “Conversations & Connections” Pat Clark
4:15-5pm   “It’s a Wrap” Reception & no host bar
*All attendees will experience each of the four breakout sessions.  

Page through to see HFAS Workshop offerings:
April 5 & 6 Janet Spear – Sophisticated Jewelry from Uncommon Sources
April 8,  Barb Campbell – Textured Slab Clay Construction


REGISTRATION IS A 2-Step Process: Please click on and fill out the Registration form link first, then return to this page to pay for your ticket(s):



Page through to see HFAS Workshop offerings:
April 5 & 6 Janet Spear – Sophisticated Jewelry from Uncommon Sources
April 8,  Barb Campbell – Textured Slab Clay Constructions


Call FivePine Lodge to reserve special lodging package rates!
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon
High Fiber Arts Symposium Lodging Packages (541) 549-5900
Our generous partner, FivePine Lodge, offers a discounted rate for weekend stays.  All FivePine Lodge guests receive complimentary breakfast each morning from 7am-10am, and a daily wine reception in our main lodge from 5pm-6pm.  Also discounted movie tickets and free access to the Sisters Athletic Club.  

8:30am Check In Opens at FivePine Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon
9:00am Keynote SpeakeCarol Shaw Sutton    “Interwoven Language”

HFAS 2018 Carol Shaw Sutton Keynote Speaker

Carol’s personal work consists of poetically narrative objects and installations often relating to the history of ancient and modern processes.  These address the deep concerns for harmony of nature, culture, and the transcending of the concept of time.  As a human society becomes increasingly complex,  and paradoxically both alienated and interdependent, the interwoven languages of textiles can stand in as a potent visual metaphor.

Carol Shaw Sutton website

Breakout Sessions Presenters:  

Saturday, April 7th Breakout sessions are at: 10:15am-noon & 1:30pm-3:15pm. All Saturday attendees will attend all four breakout sessions.

Unintentionally Intentional Weaving with Sharyl McCulloch
Leave your patterns at home. Come take an adventure in free spirit weaving!  We’ll talk colors, textures, inspirations, tools, techniques and tips –and following your creative soul.

Sharyl McCulloch “Unintentionally Intentional” Weaving

SHARYL McCULLOCH  After a career in hospitality and nonprofit management in Eugene and Portland, McCulloch moved to Central Oregon. Always a fan of fiber arts, she served for 7 years on the Board of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Then, she took a beginning knitting class at the Stitchin’ Post, followed by “Alter Knits” where she learned about using a variety of non-traditional fibers. She was hooked! She began designing and selling her work. In 2015 she began weaving and incorporated the same love of fiber-fusion into her work. See Sharyl’s work at Gary Cooley’s Collection Gallery, Sisters, Oregon. 


Spontaneous Construction: Texture as Personal Alphabet with Barb Campbell
Working with found objects to make your mark, create texture and surfaces on ceramics forms.  We’ll explore my current exploration of paper making and moving texture and found materials into this process.  Clay=Poetry.  Clay=Life. I found my materials! 

Clay Creations by Barb Campbell

Barb Campbell:  Barb has been a studio potter for more than 25 years.  She teaches and leads workshops throughout the Northwest and co-teaches on-going workshops in Mexico with her husband and collaborator Javier Cervantes.  Her work has appeared in Ceramics Monthly ad Clay Times magazines.  She has exhibited in Mexico, Japan, and across the US.

Repurposing the Past for the Future with Allison Murphy
A huge part of my clothing and sewing inspiration comes from days gone by. In this session, we explore ideas of materials to re-purpose in interesting and unexpected ways, and also look to styles, designs, and uses of vintage clothing to inspire new creations.

Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy:  She is the small business owner of Utilitu Sewing & Design in Bend, OR. The business is an audacious alternative to traditional sewing establishments. She is a self taught seamstress and moonlighting graphic designer, a maker and a do-er. She volunteers and works summers with hands in dirt at a local farm, is a mother of two beautiful children, a community networker and an aspiring off the grid dweller. 

Artful Dressing with Janet Spear
Artist Janet Spear talks about developing an individual style by using wearable art, using her examples and ideas to share with you how she approaches design.  Stand out as different–without looking like a clown!

Janet Spear is a Durango, Colorado artist who uses found objects for making gorgeous wearable art: bicycle inner tubes, hair ties, rubber bands, recycled sweaters, silk scraps, beads, driftwood….anything you can imagine.





Noon  Lunch at FivePine Conference Center

12:45pm  Wearable Art Fashion Show

Afternoon Breakout sessions
3:30pm   Conversations & Connections with Patricia Clark, Master print maker, educator

Printmaker, instructor, author, innovator Pat Clark

Pat Clark was an art professor and department chair at the California State University Long Beach who moved to Bend in 2005. In 2007, she opened Atelier 6000, after observing a void in Central Oregon’s arts landscape.  Over the years, A6 introduced printmaking and book arts to hundreds of artists, students, and teachers.  Read more about Pat Clark here. 

4:15pm  It’s a Wrap Reception no host bar


High Fiber Arts Symposium is generously supported by:     


FivePine Lodge & Conference Center


HFAS 2018: Jewelry from Uncommon Sources April 5-6

HFAS 2018: Jewelry from Uncommon Sources April 5-6,

Thursday April 5 & Friday, April 6th: 9am-3pm
Stitchin’ Post Classroom
$185  PLUS $25 materials fee to be paid to instructor
see student material list below

HFAS Jewelry Wksp April 5-6, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Registering is a two step process. Register first, then click on the PayPal button to pay.

A Two-Day Class in which we’ll explore a variety of materials you never thought to include in jewelry making. Learn to make beads and amulets from the wildest bits and pieces, and turn them into stunning pieces to wear.  We’ll use bicycle inner tubes, hair ties, rubber bands, recycled sweaters, silk cotton and quilt scraps, buttons, found beads, driftwood, twigs, and almost anything else we can imagine.  We’ll explore methods in making sophisticated pieces that, when combined will become beautiful accessories that will make your outfit a real knockout. The instructor will provide a fabric kit including silks, cottons, antique linen, sari cloth, kantha cloth, heavy thread, cords laces, needles, paints, stains,  brushes, inner tubes, line cording, beads.

Materials fee: $25 to be paid to instructor at class time.

Student Material List: Basic sewing kit: scissors large & small: black, white & neutral thread. Any SMALL fabric scraps to play with; interesting beads, buttons and odd bits that can be strung or wired; any SMALL collection of ribbons, yarns, and embroidery threads.

JANET SPEAR:  Maker and magpie are two words that best describe Janet Spear, an artist living in Durango, Colorado.  Her ability to see the potential in diverse materials gives her work a unique look. From jewelry and clothing to wall art and three dimensional work, her eye for texture and color stands out.  Always a creative force, Janet has worked as a therapist with blind children, a grant writer for nonprofits, and even a bar owner.  She now devotes her time to making and finding creative, but mostly unsuccessful ways to organize her stash. 

HFAS 2018: Clay+Paper Workshop April 8, Barb Campbell

HFAS: Clay+Paper Workshop Sunday, April 8, 2018

One Day Workshop: Sunday, April 8, 2018   10am-3pm
Stitchin’ Post Classroom  (workshop description below)
COST: $100 (no additional lab fee)
Register for HFAS workshop here

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration is a two step process: first complete the registration form, then click on our PayPal button below to pay for this workshop.

HFAS Clay Wksp April 8, 2018



In this one day workshop, Barb Campbell will discuss and demonstrate her process of hand building of slab constructed forms
from soft clay slabs.  Barb shares her ideas for finding materials for building layers of texture.

Clay and paper artist, Barb Campbell

Learn how, as an artist, Barb moves back-and-forth between work as a potter and her time spent in Mexico each winter exploring paper making. The session will end with an hour of hands on participationAny work made during hands on session will not be fired.  Please bring a rolling pin and found materials for texture. Clay will be provided. For more info visit Barb Campbell Ceramics.