Category: Community

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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The One Straw Society’s Fall Faire

On October 3rd 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, local ecologically sound sustainability and the harvest of local food producers. There were booths with delicious baked goodies, herbal remedies, seeds and plants and a diversity of locally grown […]

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Marigold Shooting Star Balls

The celebration of festivals is an important part of education at the Waldorf schools.  Michaelmas is celebrated as the “festival of courage”.  It falls at the time of the year when the earth travels through the tail end of the late summer meteor showers and the northern hemisphere starts to tilt away from the sun.  […]

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Harvest Festival 2015

On September 6th the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild once again participated in the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival.  Lynda D. and Merrily arrived at 8:30 and undertook the challenging task of setting up the two tents.  Despite the cool, overcast day a number of visitors stopped to look at our Sunshine Coast […]

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Earth Day at Roberts Creek

On April 26th Earth Day was celebrated at the Roberts Creek mandala for the 26th year in a row. This is an event that celebrates the Earth and the vibrant Sunshine Coast community and offers an opportunity for local environmental and community groups to share their message. We set off at 8:30 to put up […]

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Seedy Saturday 2015

On March 28 the One Straw Society and the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective held the 11th annual Seedy Saturday at the Roberts Creek Hall. It was a wonderful day for gardeners and other members of the community to buy and exchange seeds and live plants.  There were a number of interesting workshops and a farmers […]

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