Category: Artists and Artisans

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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Nuno Felting: a Creative Fibre Weekend

First Workshop: Introduction to Nuno Felting On June 12th Marie Claire and I attended the workshop Introduction to Nuno Felting as facilitated by Jill Denton from Devon, England.  Jill’s exciting body of work titled Maids and Meadows was showcased at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery and enticed us to register for the first of two workshops […]

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Spin-in at the Yurts

Once a month Guild members gather for our northern spin-in at Yvonne Stowell’s beautiful FibreWorks Studio and Gallery in Madeira Park.  On a windy rainy day we gathered in the yurt which is Yvonne’s studio and set to spinning with our assorted wheels. We knitted, carded, visited and shared our creative ideas. And then the […]

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The Three Circles – The Spinning Circle

Over the past years our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild and its project the Sunshine Coast Fibreshed have brought together some special gatherings/circles of women deeply connected by their love of fibre.  The Fibreshed search for local fleece, local dyes and the artisans who transform them into products of special quality and design has […]

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Fibre Circle Video

The raw fleeces sheared from the Icelandic sheep (see blog November 10) became the focus of a newly formed Fibre Circle hosted and facilitated by Yvonne Stowell at the FibreWorks Studio and Gallery.  We met for two days to learn how to skirt, wash, comb, card and spin this beautiful fibre.  (See the upcoming blog […]

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