Category: Community

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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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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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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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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