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Spinning Clinic – a Gathering

Winter – that time of year when we slow down after creating a warm and loving environment for our friends and family and gather to share gifts, food and warm memories of another Holiday Season.  That time has passed for another year and now that we are starting to stir in our creative spirits we […]

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Mushroom Festival Dyeing

On October 19th five of us from the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild volunteered to demonstrate dyeing with mushrooms at the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival put on by Shroom.  It was a wonderful event celebrating the rich diversity of mushrooms that grow on the Sunshine Coast. We broke up the mushrooms that volunteers […]

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Adventures with Mushroom Dyeing

A couple of weekends ago the weavers and spinners contingent of the Powell River Fine Arts were lucky enough to have Ann Harmer come up from Pender Harbour and lead us in a 2 day mushroom dyeing workshop.  You can check out Ann’s fantastic blog of her own mushroom adventures here. The first day the […]

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In Search of Wool

Fall Fair, Harvest Festival, Oktoberfest … all names used to celebrate the fall harvest season – a special occasion to gather and celebrate our connection to the land and harvest season.  Fall Fairs have changed since the 1800’s when harvest ended and farmers came together to share their successes and failures in crop yields and […]

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Miles of Smiles

Each month as I drive the many miles from Sechelt to Pender Harbour to attend a weekly Weaver’s Circle and the monthly Guild Spin-in at Yvonne Stowell’s wonderful yurts at FibreWorks Studio and Gallery I have become aware of some special and unique attractions along Highway 101 that make me smile.  These are unique to […]

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Sea Foam Blue

Last summer Ann shared Japanese indigo seeds with 12 Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild members. We started seeds indoors in late March, early April.  Some folks re-potted into larger pots and others put their plants outside in the ground.  We received regular emails to keep the Indigo Girls on track.  We fertilized, watered, deer […]

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Harvest Festival

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society invited the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild to participate in their September 1 Harvest Festival which celebrated the last days of summer.  The Guild welcomed this opportunity to share their traditional skills of weaving, spinning and dyeing with natural materials. One of our members built and warped a […]

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Summer on the Porch

What a wonderful time of year to begin our Fibreshed’s very first blog! Aahh, summer. . . when we return to outdoor living, enjoying those summer breezes and dining al fresco. I have always been an outdoor girl who now enjoys a small home with a large garden and my wonderful large porch, which I […]

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