Member exhibit: opening reception. July 6th


The Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River cordially invites you, your family and your friends to the opening of The Art of Fibre, Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St., Middleton, NS. Come and enjoy the wonderful fibre art on display and meet the artists who contributed to the exhibition. The exhibition continues until September 2, 2019.

Beading workshop August 11th


SOFAAR is pleased to offer “The Broach Approach” beading workshop

We are delighted to be working with beading artist and professor Sam Norgard from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to bring you a wonderful day of beading.
You will be introduced to a number of bead embroidery techniques and come away with a strong foundation in bead embroidery.
No experience necessary.
Spaces are limited to 12
Please note this workshop will take place in Saint-Bernard (near Weymouth) at Sam’s summer studio.
Click on this link for the .pdf or see full description and photo below.
SOFAAR- Beading workshopMEM


Learn the basics of bead embroidery and come home with a lovely beaded broach!

Description :

“The Broach Approach” workshop is appropriate for people new to beading. In this workshop you will be introduced to beading supplies, materials, and a number of bead embroidery techniques. You will be shown finishing techniques and come away with a strong foundation in bead embroidery.

Participants would come away well on their way to finishing a broach. (see picture below of possible finished projects)

Instructor : Sam Norgard – SCAD professor and SOFAAR memberMaximum number of participants: 12 (minimum 8 for the workshop to go ahead)

Date: Sunday, August 11th, 10 am to 3:30 pm (bring your own lunch)

Place: Sam’s Studio, Saint-Bernard (near Weymouth)

Cost: $ 40 for the workshop (non SOFAAR members- $50) plus $15 for the provided kit.

To register:

Workshop payment of $40 or $50 must be received in full by July 28th. Non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled. The kit fee will be paid directly to Sam Norgard on the day.
Contact Christine Igot at <> or (902-532-7978) to reserve your space and receive information about payment.

About Sam Norgard :

Sam Norgard is an internationally recognized beading artist and teaches design at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.
You can visit her website at:

Please contact Christine Igot directly at <> to reserve your space.
Broach samples

Saturday Snips June 8th – report


The rare sun was calling many to their gardens but 15 SOFAAR members chose to gather to work on their fibre projects at the very welcoming Granville Ferry Hall.

We “showed and telled” our work with Céleste’s encouragement and all left invigorated to continue work and to start some new projects.

Our next Saturday Snips will take place at the MacDonald Museum in Middleton on Saturday, July 13 in conjunction with our members’ show at the Museum

Julia Archer’s hooked cherry pie was a huge hit.
Tammy is starting a new cross stitch of summery flowers.
Mary was repairing and finishing the three bears hooked rug.
Rosaire looks a little daunted by the work ahead!
Penny and Céleste welcome a new member here for the summer.

Saturday Snips reminder: June 8th


We hope to see you this Saturday at the Granville Ferry hall for our monthly gathering of Saturday Snips. We will be at 5352 Highway One between 1 and 4 pm to work together on our individual stitching projects.

Come early to Annapolis and experience our famous Farmers’ and Traders’ market and grab some tasty lunch there before heading over to the Ferry to work on your project.

Don’t forget to bring some show and tell!

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, June 8th.