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LearnAlong—All about Alpacas

The fourteenth Fibreshed learn-a-long took place at Lorelee farm on July 27. Wendy Holtz, who has a herd of alpacas on Thormanby Island, was there to tell us about her experiences with herd behaviour and much more. We learned that alpacas can sometimes be expensive; female animals can cost up to $10,000 dollars. They like […]

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LearnAlong—Everything Shetland

The thirteenth LearnAlong, hosted by Adrian and Moira of Ginger Dell farm on June 29, was all about Shetland sheep. Even before actual instruction began we observed the flock of three ewes and six lambs evading the attempt of the not-yet-trained sheepdog to round them up for inspection, so we already knew that Shetlands are […]

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LearnAlong—Fashion Revolution Week

At Learn Along #11 Fibreshed members met with the public to celebrate Fashion Revolution Week with a beautiful display of farm fresh fashion. We also introduced the Fibreshed Mending Bar to show that the slow fashion movement is happening in Fibreshed. We shared skills for visible mending, darning, patching, and also made dryer balls to […]

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Fibreshed Day 2019

The Sunshine Coast fourth annual Fibreshed Day, Landmade, was held April 7 at FibreWorks Studio and Gallery in Madeira Park, B.C. The event was open to the public to showcase local fibre producers, local botanical dyes, and local artisans. Setting up for the day . . . some showers and some sunshine at the Gallery […]

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Seedy Saturday at the Creek

Good folk gathered at the Community Hall in Roberts Creek, BC, to celebrate farming and to sell garden seeds and products made from the bounty of the earth. The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed was happy to welcome locals, visitors, friends, Fibreshed folk, and members of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild to our colourful corner. […]

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LearnAlong—Needle Felting

The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed held its ninth LearnAlong February 23 in the Ravensthread studio of Catherine Nichols in Gibsons, BC. With snow falling, 14 Fibreshed members ventured forth to explore needle felting. Supplies were available from Kim Fenton’s Unwind shop, so everyone had foam, fleece, needles, and creativity. Master felter Ursula Bentz had some of […]

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