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Farm Market Day

Fibreshed members hosted a day featuring fibre produced here on the Coast, at Fibreworks Gallery in Madeira Park. The clear, sunny day required that we provide shade for everyone, and we followed social-distancing protocol throughout. Members of the public enjoyed seeing the processes of taking wool from the raw fleece all the way to a […]

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Learning about picking and carding

This LearnAlong, held outdoors at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, was all about picking and carding. Eight Fibreshed members gathered on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, keeping a safe physical distance and using wipes and hand sanitizer as per Covid-19 protocol. Wendy used the Patrick Green picker to open up the washed local Suffolk sheep fleece. […]

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Wool Day at the Yurts

Our Fibreshed was the grateful recipient of many pounds of raw Suffolk fleece donated by the good people at Mason Bluff Farm in Sechelt (and by ten happy sheep who were glad to be shorn of their winter coats). The wool needed to be sorted and washed before it was usable, though, so several Fibreshed […]

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Fibreshed at the Yurts

Fibreshed has set up a display table at Fibreworks Studio and Gallery in Madeira Park, BC.   The natural colours from the 2019 Fibreshed dye garden are featured, along with colours from local lichens and mushrooms.     On the shelves are items for sale, including batts, skeins, shawls, hats, buttons, ants . . . […]

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January Mending Bar

The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed is now collaborating with the Gibsons Repair Café; we will be joining them on the last Saturday of every month at the Gibsons Public Library. Ann Harmer came with a basket full of socks that needed darning. Here you see her with the repair fellows in the background—they were kept busy […]

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LearnAlong—Mending Bar

Mending is often a task that gets put aside, with the risk that the mending basket can overflow to the point of being overwhelming. What better way to tackle this than to set aside a few hours when people can get together and turn the mending into a social occasion? We did just that for […]

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Art Crawl Weekend

Thanks all for a FAB Art Crawl weekend! The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed displayed the brilliant colours from local plants, roots, and mushrooms. And displayed techniques to create yarn from fleece . . . spinning. Jeannie and Deanna are making yarn using her treadle wheel while Doreen is spinning on her electric wheel. They will have […]

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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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