Category: Artists and Artisans

Fibreshed Day 2019

The Sunshine Coast fourth annual Fibreshed Day, Landmade, was held April 7 at FibreWorks Studio and Gallery in Madeira Park, B.C. The event was open to the public to showcase local fibre producers, local botanical dyes, and local artisans. Setting up for the day . . . some showers and some sunshine at the Gallery […]

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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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Fibre Camp

There are three necessary elements for a strong, vibrant fibreshed.  One is a source of quality fibre and the knowledge of how to process and use it appropriately.  Another is a knowledge of local dye plants and mushrooms and how to use them.  The third is a vibrant artisan community with the skill, experience and […]

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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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