Saturday Snips on hold

In light of the pandemic and the need for social distancing, the SOFAAR Board has cancelled upcoming sessions of Saturday Snips until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about upcoming meetings as the need arises. In the meantime, we’re lucky that fibre arts can be practiced in isolation.

This is a good time to finish UFO’s and start challenging new projects.

While Saturday Snips is on hold, we’ll publish monthly issues of Snippets. Send photos of what you’re working on to gracebutland@eastlink.ca by April 15 and we’ll include them in the next issue.

SOFAAR:AGM March 14th: important notice

SOFAAR members,

As you are no doubt already know the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to have reached pandemic status. At this time in Canada, as reported on the Government of Canada Health site,  80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers. There are no confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at the time of writing but this can change in a moment and progress rapidly.   With this in mind let us take the following precaution:

Anyone returning within the last 14 days from a country or province with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or been in contact with anyone who has, DO NOT attend the AGM event.

We all need our immune systems to be at their best so anyone suffering colds and seasonal flu please stay at home as well.

We are all going to have parts to play in the coming weeks. If it falls to me that my part is to stay home, I will immerse myself in fibre projects and be glad to do so. If we all do our part the show and tells once the contagion has abated could be amazing.

When I became SOFAAR president I never imagined penning such an email, but at this conjuncture I feel it is essential.

Yours wanting to keep us healthy,

 

Cheryl den Hartog

President SOFAAR

Fibre swap and sale. March 14th 2020

Our March 14th AGM with its ever popular ‘Fibre Swap & Sale’ is

now less than a week away!

There will be four tables with stash for sale and…

 

Fibre swap and sale. 2018

we will also be giving away ‘fibre stash’ rejects/leftovers. So, if you have any stash stuff you’d love to see find a new home with a fellow member just contact info@sofaar.ca

See you this Saturday and remember, we will also be having a Saturday Snips afternoon from 1-4 so bring along a project to work on and something for show and tell.

Saturday Snips update

We were in Digby on February 8th to enjoy a Saturday Snips.

SOFAAR was pleased to welcome two new members:

Linda Hankinson is hooking these pigs:

Can you see the kitten amongst the piglets ?

And Frances Vienot has done some lovely appliquéed fabric painting:

Rachael’s flowers in her peacock hanging really shine:

Flowers in the peacock hanging.

And Christine is working on a medieval bunny hooking:

Our next gathering will be a special one. We will have our AGM followed by a stash sale and give-away (always a hit) followed by our Snips afternoon.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 14th at 1 pm at Saint-Luke’s Hall on Saint-George St. in Annapolis Royal.

Saturday Snips: February 8th: Digby

This month’s Saturday Snips takes place on Saturday, February 8th at the Digby Baptist church.

As for every Snips, our gathering is from 1 to 4 pm.

The Baptist Church is located at 2 Mount Street on the corner of Mount Street and Montague Street.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please bring along something for the show and tell.

Non-members are welcome to come and see what we are up to. Fibre work of all kinds is done at the Saturday Snips from knitting to needlepoint, hooking to quilting.

All welcome.

Julia’s finished quilt!

FREE Workshop this Sunday

Our program Getting Started, a presentation by Karen Michael Warner, originally set for January 19, 2020, is rescheduled to Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 1:30 pm, at the Paradise Community Hall, weather permitting. If we have to cancel, we will post it on our web site, www.sofaar.ca and on our Facebook page, FibreSOFAAR, on the morning of the 26th, so please check before leaving.

This program is open and free to all our members; non-members will be charged a $10.00 fee. You are welcome to attend even if you did not resister for the 19th.

Please let us know you are coming at info@sofaar.ca so we know how many chairs to put out. This is not a strict requirement but if we know you are coming we can inform you by email of a cancellation.

If we do have to cancel the event we will reschedule it for a Sunday in March or April when the weather may be more cooperative.

Best regards,
The Program Committee

P.S. Karen’s presentation will touch on the following topics: -Sourcing good reference material
-What constitutes a good reference for a work of fibre -Shape, Tone, Colour

-Colour temperature and how it affects the look of a work
-Composition and breaking up of borders, cutting things off and dynamic viewpoints -Understanding tonality; making plains recede
-Complex colour
-Texture
-Thumbnails and colour studies: How to do them and in what medium.

Workshop CANCELLED for January 19th

SOFAAR Workshop –

Phase II – Conception to Completion scheduled for Sunday, January 19th 1:30 to 4:30 at the Paradise Community Hall, has been cancelled due to the snowy forecast for tomorrow.

The Workshop is being rescheduled for next Sunday, January 26th. same time and same place.

Please contact info@sofaar.ca if you have any questions.

Fun and sharing at the Snips

It is always a great Saturday afternoon when we get together to work on our fibre projects. We were a good crowd on January 11th in Bridgetown.

Knitting, quilting, hooking, cross-stitching were all taking place.

Saturday Snips is also a place to share expertise and to ask questions.

Julia was able to get some quilting advice from Céleste and Aprille.

Julia getting quilting advice from Céleste.

We all enjoy the show and tell very much and we were busy working away on our projects.

Rosaire is finishing up the border on her Celtic knot rug.
Christine is adding some last beads to her Prince symbol piece.
Cheryl gives us the details of her beautiful hat design.
Both Tammy and Teresa are starting new cross-stitch pieces.
Both Tammy and Teresa are starting new cross-stitch pieces.
This is Frances’ Black Rock lighthouse hooking.
Betty has begun a footstool cover.
Aprille’s winter birches. Part of her four seasons pieces.
Annette is wearing the lovely shawl she knitted.

Our next Snips takes place the second Saturday in February in Digby at the Rigby Baptist Church, 2 Mount St. On the corner of Mount and Monatgue . See ou there!

Saturday Snips: January 11th

Welcome to a brand new year of fibre crafting!

This coming Saturday, we will gather from 1-4 (weather permitting) at the Saint-Alphonsus Church at 93, South Street in Bridgetown.

All members are welcome as well as guests who would like to see what we are all about.

Bring a project to work on and bring a show and tell. Come and see how much more background Rachael has filled in on her peacock 🙂

We look forward to lots of fibre crafting in 2020.

Rachael’s stunning peacock struts its colours.

Wet Felted Mittens workshop

Leslie McFarlane will be holding a “Wet felted mittens” workshop on Saturday, January 4th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Brickton Hall.

Please contact Leslie for more information at: <lesliemcfarlane56@gmail.com>