Exciting things are happening with Fibreshed and our neighbours on Vancouver Island. On the 22nd of January of 2018, CBC news aired a story about a Vancouver Island Fibreshed project named “Move over 100-Mile Diet: Vancouver Island fibre producers launch the 150-Mile wardrobe” and Vancouver Island’s only fibre mill recently re-opened as well. Click on link below to read the story in detail http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fibreshed-vancouver-island-textile-industry-launch-1.4498350
Halls are decked with decorations resembling Christmas and after a long day of set-up, the Fibreshed team is ready for the public to peruse its display.
Local fibre is carded and hand-dyed with pokeberry, Japanese indigo, and other local plants giving a lovely variety of colours including yellows, greens, blues, brilliant pinks, and luscious burgundy shades to the rovings.
The rovings are spun into yarn which is then processed into a variety of saleable products by weaving, knitting, and or felting. All items are juried and only items made with local fibre, and hand-dyed with dyes made from local plants are qualified to receive certified Fibreshed tags.
It has been a successful year and even the ANWG bears are happy to be on display for sale.
Well the big weekend has finally arrived!
ANWG 2017, July 3 at the University of Victoria!
The “Teddy Bear Picnic Blanket Project” is about to be put on display for all the world to see, and Lynda, in her special indigo bonnet, can hardly wait to get started with setting up our Guild booth display.
The set up crew…Barby, Lynda, Marjorie Ann, Doreen and Merrily ( taking the picture) is soon in full swing sorting, arranging, rearranging, hanging and rehanging all the beautiful items made from Sunshine Coast Fibreshed animals by members of the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild.
The Teddy Bear Picnic Blanket in all its glory!
Gorgeous hand spun, woven, felted, hooked, dyed, and knit items, all with Fibreshed materials, were the order of the day!
Doreen’s Fibreshed wrap was exhibited in the juried show.
A wonderful, happy way to celebrate the end of a year of fibre fun, and coming together!