During the pandemic your Board has worked hard to introduce new ways to connect our members to fibre-related content. Our latest initiative is our Members-Only Resources page on sofaar.ca. Currently included on the page are all of the 2020 and 2021 issues of Snippets, a list of books available from our library, a direct link to the popular Snippets article on how to photograph your work, and the recording of the recent program on growing flax for linen with Patricia Bishop. More material will be added shortly.
To access this information click on the Resources link at the top right of any sofaar.ca page. You will see the screen pictured below. Click in the password box and type in the password. Click on ENTER. The password was sent to you in the January/February 2021 issue of Snippets.
Join Us for Virtual Saturday Snips
March 13, 2021, 1 – 2 p.m.
If you’ve been hesitating to join a virtual SNIPS, we’d like to encourage you to jump in and give it a try. Past participants have been pleasantly surprised and enthusiastic about the experience.
“…nice to see everyone and hear them in these crazy times…”
“I enjoyed being part of the conversation.”
“…a group conversation rather than individual conversations. I really liked that.”
Most people bring something to work on (just like a live SNIPS) and we gather in a virtual circle. The conversation is always interesting. We catch up on current projects and show off our finished pieces. It’s a nice break from the “Groundhog Day” life of COVID.
Join via your computer or download the app onto your device. It’s pretty simple but there’s also detailed online help directly from Zoom. We HIGHLY encourage you to read this first if you have any questions as they cover most of the platforms and browsers available. You should find yours on that page.
You can also ask your kids to help as they may already be using Zoom for work and school.
If you want to test your connection before the meeting, please go ahead. Once you connect, you will be placed into a ‘waiting room’ so you can test anytime. On the actual day of the live meeting, you will still enter the waiting room to be ‘admitted’ about five minutes before the meeting starts.
Take advantage of the waiting room feature to sign in a bit early to the actual meeting. If you should run into any issues, Aprille Janes, who hosts the ZOOM meeting, will be available 30 minutes before the meeting to help. Feel free to call her at 902-824-1926.
Complete details about how to join our Zoom meetings can be found in the January/February 2021 issue of Snippets.
SOFAAR’s Board is committed to making sure the information you provide to us is used safely. For more information about our privacy of information policy, click here.
Our book collection is both growing (thanks to new donations) and shrinking (as members lay claim to books). If you would like one of the books, please contact Barbara Nutley-Hunter at email@example.com. Pickup or delivery can be arranged or you can receive your book the next time we are able to meet for Saturday Snips.
Click here to see a list of our books.
Can You Help?
Anna Amegah is a refugee – a single mother with 4 children – who lives in the area. She can sew but doesn’t have a machine. Funds are very limited and she wonders if anyone has one they are not using they would give to her. If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD NEWS: When renewing or purchasing a membership, SOFAAR can now accept e-transfers to email address email@example.com. The e-transfer will automatically be deposited into SOFAAR’s chequing account; no password is required. We hope this will make payment easier during this difficult time and in the future.
In the April/May issue of Snippets we announced that, due to interruption of our ability to host Saturday Snips or provide workshops, all members in good standing as of March 2021 would have their membership extended for 3 months.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 social distancing requirements, that extension has been increased to 6 months. We are looking into options for programming that might involve meeting via Skype or Zoom and we hope to resume Saturday Snips as early as September if circumstances allow. In the meantime, we’d love to see your works-in-progress. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them here on the website.