West Coast Fibre Art Retreat - November 2024

Save the date to come join us at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort for the 2024 West Coast Fibre Art Retreat!


November 13 - 15, 2024


West Coast NEST


Faye Kennington, Rose & Brian Wilson


and more!


Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet


Come meet, mingle, and learn with other fibre art enthusiasts during a series of workshops led by local and visiting instructors! November 13-15, 2024. Stay tuned for more information!

The retreat is now in its’ seventh year! You can read about our 2021 retreat or watch a video from our second retreat back in 2019 on our Youtube channel (links below).


Faye Kennington has been closely involved with our fibre retreats since the very beginning! Ucluelet’s storm season provides the best excuse for her to make and wear wool knitwear. Faye is known for her colorwork designs and quick knits. She attended Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design in her earlier years and holds a diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Business Administration. Her combined interest in design, Excel spreadsheet know-how, and passion for a pretty skein have made a good basis for knitwear design. Find Faye @UkeeKnits on Instagram and Twitter.

Rose Wilson is a Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ cedar weaver living in Hitacu on the inner-shore of Ucluelet Inlet. She is both self taught and has the traditional teachings from Elders in processing materials and creating traditional works of art. Rose and her son, Brian Wilson, work with red and yellow cedar bark and several types of specific grasses to create clothing, hats, baskets which incorporate traditional and meaningful designs that have been passed down through her family for many generations.

More instructors to be announced, stay tuned!


The 2024 West Coast Fibre Art Retreat will take place at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC. Perched at the north end of Big Beach, the resort offers some of the best possible views for a retreat! One of our classrooms, the wine cellar, is situated at the end of an active surge channel and has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean - a perfect location to peacefully craft while viewing the powerful waves.

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort will have some great rooms available at a discounted rate for retreat participants. Stay tuned for more information! 


Activities for this event include sitting for long periods, listening, reading, moving between rooms to attend workshops, and walking for up to one hour on a gravel pathway. Please let us know ahead of time if you require accommodations to enable your participation and learning during these activities, and we will do our best to assist you.


West Coast NEST is committed to hosting a safe, equitable, and inclusive event. Discriminatory behaviours and harassment or any other emotional or physical harm will not be tolerated and anyone displaying such behaviour will be asked to leave the event. The event will adhere to any health restrictions in the Province of British Columbia that may exist at the time of the event. Participants will be responsible for ensuring they meet the requirements. No refunds will be issued if a participant does not comply.


Refunds will be accepted within 7 days of the date of purchase until September 30th, 2024. Refunds will be issued for the ticket cost, less an administration fee.