Monthly Archives: October 2016

One Straw Fall Faire

Sunday, Oct 3, was a lot of fun at the Roberts Creek Community Hall with Andrew, Dorothy, Verna, Merrily and Lynda playing at the FS display.

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We entered a contest for best dressed vegetable so got creative with fibre. Here is our Fibreshed Ms. Potato head.

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Can you believe we didn’t win first prize? We were so relieved. Lotsa crazy fun though.

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We featured local fibre producers and the abundance of Sunshine Coast fibre for the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers blanket project.

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A second table had local dyes with flowers, solar dye pots, including Deanna’s poke berries as well as fibre dyed with marigolds, Japanese Indigo and local mushrooms.

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We sold three of the felted bird houses and a few balls of rovings in our Fibreshed marketplace.

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On the clothes horse we displayed Grow Your Own Clothes with Doreen’s woven scarf a big attraction.

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Lots of interest in Fibreshed and the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild. The Roberts Creek Honey folk offered us beeswax if we had a use for it. She thought we were doing such a great thing.

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There was fresh from the ground veggies for sale, apples getting pressed into juice and nutritious food being served.

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An enjoyable event charged with community spirit.
Lynda Daniells

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Warping the Loom for the Blanket Project

Six pounds of local fibre, spun, plied, measured and weighed.

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Measuring the guide thread. We are doing 6 yards long and half as wide with 2 crosses. So it will be folded in half, either mirrored or side by side, and will end up the full width of 60″ and 3 yards long. We are working in Penny’s great studio, full of yarn, equipment and light.

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Over, under, down, around and back up, the wonderful workhorse Leclerc warping mill.

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All done, absolutely beautiful, all the natural colours and textures.

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Just a few tie on knots! And a close up of the crosses, top and bottom.

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Starting to chain it off.

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The end result, a chained warp, ready for the loom.

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Penny and Doreen warping the loom at the yurts.  A very exciting day!

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Doreen MacLauchlan