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 email@example.com by April 15 and we’ll include them in the next issue.
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:
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.
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.
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 email@example.com.