Category: Fibre

Learning about picking and carding

This LearnAlong, held outdoors at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, was all about picking and carding. Eight Fibreshed members gathered on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, keeping a safe physical distance and using wipes and hand sanitizer as per Covid-19 protocol. Wendy used the Patrick Green picker to open up the washed local Suffolk sheep fleece. […]

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Wool Day at the Yurts

Our Fibreshed was the grateful recipient of many pounds of raw Suffolk fleece donated by the good people at Mason Bluff Farm in Sechelt (and by ten happy sheep who were glad to be shorn of their winter coats). The wool needed to be sorted and washed before it was usable, though, so several Fibreshed […]

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Art Crawl Weekend

Thanks all for a FAB Art Crawl weekend! The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed displayed the brilliant colours from local plants, roots, and mushrooms. And displayed techniques to create yarn from fleece . . . spinning. Jeannie and Deanna are making yarn using her treadle wheel while Doreen is spinning on her electric wheel. They will have […]

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LearnAlong—Everything Shetland

The thirteenth LearnAlong, hosted by Adrian and Moira of Ginger Dell farm on June 29, was all about Shetland sheep. Even before actual instruction began we observed the flock of three ewes and six lambs evading the attempt of the not-yet-trained sheepdog to round them up for inspection, so we already knew that Shetlands are […]

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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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