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Shearing of the Icelandic Sheep

In the blog posting of June 23, 2014 we met Leila Bee’s four Icelandic sheep – Prince, Belle, Roxy and Ginger.  This fall the sheep were sheared – an exciting step in the Fibreshed’s goal of greater fibre self-sufficiency on the Sunshine Coast. Ron McInnis of Imaginary Image created a beautiful video recording this event. […]

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Dyeing at the 6th Annual Mushroom Festival

On October 18th the Pender Harbour Community Hall was filled with visitors to the Sunshine Coast Mushroom Society’s sixth annual Mushroom Festival.  It was a wonderful event celebrating the rich diversity of mushrooms that grow on the Sunshine Coast. Members of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild volunteered to demonstrate dyeing with mushrooms. We […]

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Dyeing at the Yurts

Yvonne Stowell, artist and owner of FiberWorks Studio and Gallery, is a beloved and valued member of our fibre arts community, inspiring and mentoring us.  She hosts exhibitions, workshops and spin-ins in the yurts of her Studio and Gallery. This summer the deck outside the yurts was brightened by planters filled with colourful dye plants.  […]

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The One Straw Society’s Fall Faire

On October 5th the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild had a display at the One Straw Society’s Fall Faire.  The Faire was a celebration of community and a coming together of individuals and groups who share an interest in ecologically sound local sustainability. The One Straw Society focuses on the goal of food sovereignty […]

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The Mushroom Seekers’ First Foray

On a rainy Monday in September, a small group of intrepid mushroom hunters ventured out to Chapman Creek watershed to see what we could find.  As the morning rains subsided somewhat we convened in the parking lot, rain gear on and baskets ready for collecting our treasures.  We ventured into the rainforest accompanied by Sukha, […]

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Fibre Camp 2014

For three beautiful days in late summer, fifty-one women gathered for the first annual Fibre Camp. Most were members of our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild with others from Powell River, Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the B.C. Interior and Washington and Florida states.  We were thrilled with the venue of the Salvation Army’s Camp […]

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Harvest Festival 2014

On August 31st the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild once again participated in the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival.  The early morning rain clouds were replaced by sun and a number of visitors stopped to look at our displays on natural dyeing and the Sunshine Coast Fibreshed, watch our spinners in action and […]

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