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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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More Milling in the Fibrehood

Another fleece donated by Happy Chick Farm hit the tub in Merrily’s backyard. Merrily and Lynda separated out the darker coloured fleece and washed it separately. All hanging to dry now. A few days later, the fibrehoodies gathered at Dorothy’s to pick and card, pick and card.  Andrew and Lynda are putting the recently washed […]

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Milling in the Fibrehood

Recently I visited Happy Chick Farm on Highland Road in Gibsons.  Johanna had sheared the sheep the previous week and the fleeces were hanging on the fence. I came home with three bags full of the fleeces which Heidi and Lee generously donated to the Fibreshed.  They were delighted that the wool from their sheep […]

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Earth Day 2016

On April 24th, Roberts Creek, lovingly known as the “Gumboot Nation” of the Sunshine Coast of B.C., hosted its 27th Earth Day Festival.  It was a great day of music, tasty local food, raffles, petitions and information on environmental initiatives. Our environmentally aware community created over 55 displays. There was live music with dancing on […]

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Grown and Sewn Close to Home

April 10th was a beautiful sunny day for the Sunshine Coast Fibreshed’s “Grown and Sewn Close to Home” event at the FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park.  Fibre farmers and processors, artists, teachers and fibre art enthusiasts gathered together to meet, network and learn from each other. There were displays of local fibres and […]

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Seedy Saturday 2016

Every March the One Straw Society and the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective hold Seedy Saturday at the Roberts Creek Hall.  Once again the Sunshine Coast Fibreshed was invited to participate and this year we were busy in the weeks ahead making small items to sell as fund raisers. Lynda, Merrily and Dorothy felted local fibres […]

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Coast Life Article on our Fibreshed

In October of last year, talented Sunshine Coast writer and photographer Christina Symons interviewed and photographed the Fibreshed team and shepherdess Wendy Gilbertson.  This resulted in an article in the Winter 2015/16 issue of Coast Life and a front page photo of Merrily Corder with Wendy’s Romney sheep Rodney. The article has brought our Fibreshed […]

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