Not one but two wonderful fibre exhibits to see in the month of September. Opening receptions are the weekend of September 8th and 9th.
East meets West is a joint exhibit with the Vancouver Surface Design Association. This exhibit will be at the King’s Theatre Lobby from August 30th to November 3th. The opening reception will take place on Saturday evening, September 8th at 7 pm and will be joined via video link with the opening at the Portal’s Gallery in Ducan BC.
The Art of Fibre is a SOFAAR members’ exhibit taking place at the Chapel Gallery at ARCAC in Annapolis Royal from September 2nd to October 13th, 2018. The opening reception will take place Sunday afternoon, September 9th from 1 – 3 pm.
Take a moment today to work on a project to celebrate World Embroidery Day.
Manifesto for World Embroidery Day 30th of July
Textile reflects our world; embroideries can show the expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus on the social injustices between countries.
By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace. Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries and between people.
To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You em- broider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity.
Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, plea- surable, rebellious, caressing and perfect.
People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative soli- tude.
We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privi- leged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.
The initiative came from Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the SwedishEmbroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sakeof Peace, Freedom and Equality.
Coral Fuller and her expert framing at Frames on James in Yarmouth is SOFAAR’s latest sponsor.
Coral will offer a 15% discount to all card-carrying SOFAAR members who come in to see her for framing needs. SOFAAR members wishing to have several pieces framed at the same time may be offered a higher discount!
Coral can also supply members with some materials (foam core, archival mount boards and mats) for those wishing to do their own mounting.
Please visit Coral’s website at : <framesonjames.com> or give Coral a call at 902-742-6115. Her email is : <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Below are some examples of Coral’s framed work with fibre.
Yesterday, January 20th, 2018 brought together 22 fibre-happy crafters to begin our new year of fun fibre afternoons.
We met at the Saint-Alphonsus church hall in Bridgetown. An enjoyable afternoon was spent working on projects and showing and telling what we were all up to. Lots of different techniques to see: knitting, felting, hooking, cross-stitch and embroidery.
Keep checking in for more Saturday fibre filled afternoons dates.