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.

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!

Use of AR LibraryInnovation Lab

The Annapolis Royal library would like to see more SOFAAR members use equipment in their innovation lab.

What equipment they have available for fibre artists are:

 • Sewing machine
• Serger
• Bolivar cutter for rug hookers
• Swift and ball winder
• Drum carder
• Quilting rulers, mats and rotary cutters
• Lights with magnifiers
• Iron and ironing board

 You do need to be a member of the library, which is free. In order to be able to use the equipment unsupervised, you are required to be signed off each piece you need to use.

How you do that is with Charlette Janes, who is the Systems and Collections Access Coordinator with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library. She will sign you off as being proficient, once you have had your training and you will receive a card stating that.

 

Charlette will be at the Annapolis Royal Library every 2nd Monday.

Her dates are:

November 18th

December 2nd, 16th.
Possibly she will be there December 30th too.
Phone beforehand at 902-531-2226 for the Dec. 30th date.

January 13th and 27th, 2020

 You can just drop in on the above dates between the hours of 1 – 4pm at the Library, 143 Ritchie street, the rear entrance of the Academy behind and below the gym. Once you are signed off, then the Innovation lab is open for your use as below.

Monday 1 – 4pm
Wednesday 1 – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

We encourage you to make use of the free equipment. We are very fortunate to have it available to us as fibre artists.

Come see this exhibit!

The SOFAAR Art of Fibre exhibit held its opening on July 6th and there was a lot of beautiful work to admire.

Please come out and see for yourselves. The show is on at the MacDonald Museum in Middleton until the first week of September.

Here is enticement to come and see the exhibit in person:

Exhibit committee chair Céleste stands in front of a Penny Berens piece.
Admiring the work.
Such colours in this beautiful variation on a Drunkard’s path quilt by Kay den Hartog.
Over 183,000 fine cross stitches in this entirely stitched piece by Ray Breton.
Penny eyes the eyes thread painted by Christine Igot
Gail Robertson’s crocheted coral reef.
Over 5,000 different fabrics in this postage stamp quilt by Shirley Bent.
Ethan stands to the right of his grandmother Brenda’s felted piece.
Close up of Rachael Ryan’s work.

 

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.

Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat update

Only THREE rooms left at Hillsdale House Inn for our Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat coming up in September.

We are going to have a wonderful weekend of quiet fibre work in the beautiful setting of Annapolis Royal.

For information on  the last rooms available, please e-mail Hillsdale House Inn directly at: <reservations@hillsdalehouseinn.ca>

We will have room for day-stitchers. This means you can still be a part of the Retreat even if all the rooms are booked at the Hillsdale House Inn. We have a maximum of 30 participants. For information on day stitching spots, please contact info@sofaar.ca.