Author: Sunshine Coast Fibreshed

Second Annual Fibreshed Day – Part 2

The Waulking Ceremony   Waulking is a traditional Scottish method used to full and soften fabric. The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers have been gathering local fibre and working on a Community Blanket Project for the past year. We started with La Braun of Happy Chick Farm, Gibsons, BC, here with  Shepherdess, Heidi. The woven […]

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Second Annual Fibreshed Day – Part 1

From Shepherdess to Knitted Dress The Second Annual Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Day was held April 9, 2017 at Fibreworks Studio and Gallery, Madeira Park, BC. The focus was on our local Shepherds & Shepherdesses to show off fibre from their sheep and the steps of shearing through to finished product. Wendy Gilbertson on her Wilson Creek farm with “Mojo”, […]

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Fibreshed at SCSAWG’s February Spin-in

There was lots of activity at Yvonnes’s Fibreworks Studio in the Yurts today. It was the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild’s monthly potluck and spin-in. Here, experienced blanket weavers Marjorie Ann and Barby are working hard on the Blanket Project as penny keeps a watchful eye. Deanna is preparing to spin her luxurious Shetland […]

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One Straw Fall Faire

Sunday, Oct 3, was a lot of fun at the Roberts Creek Community Hall with Andrew, Dorothy, Verna, Merrily and Lynda playing at the FS display. We entered a contest for best dressed vegetable so got creative with fibre. Here is our Fibreshed Ms. Potato head. Can you believe we didn’t win first prize? We […]

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Harvest Festival

It was a beautiful sunny September day for the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival.  Visitors enjoyed the abundant fruits, flowers and veggies.   The Beekeepers represented a vital part of the garden cycle. There was music by Brothers in Farms for listening, dancing and clapping to. A number of community groups participated in sharing […]

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Fibre Camp

There are three necessary elements for a strong, vibrant fibreshed.  One is a source of quality fibre and the knowledge of how to process and use it appropriately.  Another is a knowledge of local dye plants and mushrooms and how to use them.  The third is a vibrant artisan community with the skill, experience and […]

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Milling for the ANWG Blanket Project

For three Tuesdays, members of our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild gathered at Dorothy’s to process and spin local fibre for the ANWG 2017 Blanket Project. The first step is opening up the fleece with the Patrick Green picker in preparation for carding. We also tried out Dorothy’s new picker for the first time. […]

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LMSPA’S Wool‘n Ewe A-Fair

Each year the Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association (LMSPA) holds the Wool’n Ewe A-Fair, an event that features hand shearing, spinning, weaving, felting and sheep to shawl demonstrations  It’s an opportunity to meet local sheep producers and artists, see how a fleece is judged, bid on award winning fleeces at a live auction and learn […]

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