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Worldwide Knit in Public Day – June 10th

Kim Fenton hosted knitters along the sidewalk in front of her shop, Unwind, in Mollys Lane, Gibsons, B.C. Several happy knitters joined Kim along with members of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild, local Fibreshed folk and the curious public. Interesting stories were told by each knitter remembering their first or most memorable knitting […]

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International Earth Day 2017

April 21, 2017, international Earth Day was celebrated in Roberts Creek, BC by our local Sunshine Coast Fibreshed. The day started out dry with sunshine, always windy at the pier. We set up our colourful Fibreshed display with locally dyed rovings, plants for a Dyers garden and local sheep fleece for garden mulch…. We featured […]

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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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