Category: SCSWG’s Blanket Project (ANWG 2017)

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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Second Annual Fibreshed Day – Part 2

The Waulking Ceremony   Waulking is a traditional Scottish method used to full and soften fabric. The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers have been gathering local fibre and working on a Community Blanket Project for the past year. We started with La Braun of Happy Chick Farm, Gibsons, BC, here with  Shepherdess, Heidi. The woven […]

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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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Fibreshed at SCSAWG’s February Spin-in

There was lots of activity at Yvonnes’s Fibreworks Studio in the Yurts today. It was the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild’s monthly potluck and spin-in. Here, experienced blanket weavers Marjorie Ann and Barby are working hard on the Blanket Project as penny keeps a watchful eye. Deanna is preparing to spin her luxurious Shetland […]

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Harvest Festival

It was a beautiful sunny September day for the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival.  Visitors enjoyed the abundant fruits, flowers and veggies.   The Beekeepers represented a vital part of the garden cycle. There was music by Brothers in Farms for listening, dancing and clapping to. A number of community groups participated in sharing […]

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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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