Thursday, 11 April 2013

Fibres West in Cloverdale, BC, March 22 and 23

For the third year in a row, I attended this event as a vendor. It is a gathering of vendors either fibre related, or fibre animal related, and open to the public. Many classes are offered over the 2 days - if you haven't been, I would love to see you there next year.

I left just enough room in the van for my friend Sheila Grant, her suitcase and her spinning wheel.

 We stopped along the way in a snowstorm to watch the kayakers in the Fraser River.

Here we are
setting up our booth.
Sheila was a great help - and good company!
 Some other vendors - above is Blackcomb Fibres from Kamloops,
and below is Knitopia from White Rock.

 Above we have Birkeland Brothers from Abbotsford, and below lovely mohair products from Humming Bee Farm from Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island.
 Below is a selection of art work from Art to You -
my favourite farm animals - sheep and chickens.
Classes were very popular - below is Caroline Sommerfeld of
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
 teaching spin control.

 Another very popular class - nuno felting taught by Fiona Duthie.

A demonstration of bobbin lace making put on by the Vancouver Lace Club.
 The Peace Arch Spinners and Weavers did a sheep to shawl demonstration
(but not with a real sheep - just the fleece).

Sheila got to take Kim McKenna's silk hankie dyeing workshop -
 I got to get a few tips from Kim afterwards.
Another successful weekend at Fibres West.










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