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.

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The Beekeepers represented a vital part of the garden cycle.

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There was music by Brothers in Farms for listening, dancing and clapping to.

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A number of community groups participated in sharing their interests.

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Our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild had a display and demonstrations.

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A highlight was the living weaving between trees, warped by Ursula and Andrew. Children and adults could weave in flowers, grasses and heady lavender sprigs.

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Thank you Ursula for your love of flowers.

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The Guild display featured dyeing with Japanese Indigo and marigolds and the Guild Blanket Project for the 2017 ANWG Conference.

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Guild members explained how fleeces arrived from our local farms, were washed, picked, carded and then spun to be woven into a picnic blanket.  Our theme will be Fibreshed – local fibre, local dyes, local artisans.

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Young folk were enthusiastic to card fleece and then spin it into yarn with Andrew guiding the process.

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It was a wonderful day of sharing our Guild’s fibre passion with the community.

Lynda Daniells

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