Category: Fibre

Fibreshed goes to Fibre Camp 2017

The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild’s Fibre Camp 2017 was held at Camp Sunrise on the Sunshine Coast of BC from Sept 7th to Sept 9th. Fifty fibre enthusiasts gathered to attend workshops, played with their fibre, shopped at vendor stalls, talked, ate and shared their stories. The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed display featured local fleece dyed […]

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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 1

From Shepherdess to Knitted Dress The Second Annual Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Day was held April 9, 2017 at Fibreworks Studio and Gallery, Madeira Park, BC. The focus was on our local Shepherds & Shepherdesses to show off fibre from their sheep and the steps of shearing through to finished product. Wendy Gilbertson on her Wilson Creek farm with “Mojo”, […]

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Milling for the ANWG Blanket Project

For three Tuesdays, members of our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild gathered at Dorothy’s to process and spin local fibre for the ANWG 2017 Blanket Project. The first step is opening up the fleece with the Patrick Green picker in preparation for carding. We also tried out Dorothy’s new picker for the first time. […]

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LMSPA’S Wool‘n Ewe A-Fair

Each year the Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association (LMSPA) holds the Wool’n Ewe A-Fair, an event that features hand shearing, spinning, weaving, felting and sheep to shawl demonstrations  It’s an opportunity to meet local sheep producers and artists, see how a fleece is judged, bid on award winning fleeces at a live auction and learn […]

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More Milling in the Fibrehood

Another fleece donated by Happy Chick Farm hit the tub in Merrily’s backyard. Merrily and Lynda separated out the darker coloured fleece and washed it separately. All hanging to dry now. A few days later, the fibrehoodies gathered at Dorothy’s to pick and card, pick and card.  Andrew and Lynda are putting the recently washed […]

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