Stash sale and give-away next Saturday!

SOFAAR will hold its third annual general meeting at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 17th. A new board will be elected.

This meeting will be followed promptly at 2pm by our super fun stash sale and give-way. Come and pick up some extra stash: fabric, wools, patterns and much more!

Stay on to work on your projects with fellow fibre enthusiasts.

See you there next Saturday at St-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.


SOFAAR_Stash Sale_March 17 2018

Fun fibre-filled afternoon!

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.

Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Surface embroidery.
Surface embroidery.

Fibre fun gathering: January 20th 2018

Cast away any winter blahs and come out for an afternoon of communal fibre crafting in Bridgetown on January 20th from 1:30 to 4 pm.

Bring the project you are working on whether you are knitting, hooking, quilting, sewing, cross-stitching or other and any show and tell you would like.

There will be refreshments.

If you are a member, bring a friend. If you are friend, come and see what SOFAAR is all about.

All welcome. All fibre arts welcome.

Where: Saint- Alphonus Church Hall, 93 South Street, Bridgetown. Across the Bridge on the right past the pub.

When: Saturday, January 20th,

Time: 1:30 to 4 pm

Weather permitting. We will post if the event is cancelled.

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Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Social last week was a lot of fun and many beautiful “shows and tells” were on view.

Many thanks to Jennifer for all her help at the United Church Hall.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching to everyone.

We look forward to a very fibre-filled 2018.

Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey's "Funeral March of a Marionnette" inspired piece.
Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey’s “Funeral March of a Marionnette” inspired piece.
Cheryl Den Hartog's mittens based on the shape of our own Fort Anne.
Cheryl Den Hartog’s mittens based on the shape of our own Fort Anne.

Christmas Social Show and Tell: December 14th 6 pm

Venue change: United Church at the lights in Annapolis Royal

Please  mark your calendars for Thursday, December 14th at 6 pm to join your fellow SOFAAR members at the United Church Hall (basement) for an evening of enjoyment and sharing.

This church is located at the corner of Route 1 and St.George St. at the lights. Parking is available at the church, across the street in the ARCAC parking lot and also in the Court House parking lot.

If you would like, please bring a finished project or work in progress for show and tell. It’s always inspiring to see what everyone else is doing!

Please also bring a nibbley – either sweet or savoury to add to the table.

And bring a friend (non-members $2).

Coffee, tea, cider or non-alcoholic punch will be provided.

Christmas stitching
Christmas stitching

Fibre together this Saturday, August 19th

All are invited to participate in some Fibre Fun in the courtyard of Mrs. Nicholson Home at 212 Saint-George Street in Annapolis Royal this coming Saturday, August 19th between 1 and 4 pm.

Enjoy the wonderful Farmers and Traders market (8 am till 1 pm) and then come on over with your current project to work on or show off. Whatever you are working on, we would love to see it!

Spend some time with like-minded fibrephiles and share ideas and inspiration.

Please bring a chair, a hat and perhaps some sunscreen. The event will happen rain or shine as there is some room in the shop to stitch.

Hope to see you there.


Fibre Fun afternoon
1 to 4 pm
Mrs. Nicholson Home vintage shop courtyard
212 St-George St.

Annapolis Royal

Stitching in Paradise !

Eleven SOFAAR members and one guest came out to work on projects together last evening in the delightful Paradise Hall.

We all had a chance to get a couple of hours work done on all our projects and also enjoy some delicious blondies baked by Coryna !

We had knitting, hooking, quilting, edging, felting and cross-stitching all going on at once and it was, as it always is, interesting to see what everyone is up to.

We hope to see some more of you at our next evening event.

Many thanks to Coryna for preparing coffee, tea and sweets and to everyone who came out – from as far as Weymouth and Digby.

Cross-stitch, edging, quilting and knitting.
Cross-stitch, edging, quilting and knitting.
Ray says he still has a year and half to go on his five year cross stitch !
Ray says he still has a year and half to go on his five year cross stitch !
Audrey has a Maude Lewis piece on the go.
Audrey has a Maude Lewis piece on the go.
A beautiful felted bird by Brenda.
A beautiful felted bird by Brenda.
Cross-stitched horses.
Cross-stitched horses.
Kay knitting away.
Kay knitting away.
Christine getting the background worked.
Christine getting the background worked.

AR Celebration Tartan

SOFAAR member and graphic designer Kim Gunn has created the Annapolis Royal Celebration 2017 tartan!

This tartan has been endorsed by the town of Annapolis Royal and is officially registered with the Scottish Registry of Tartans.

Gunn designed this tartan “in honour of the Town of Annapolis Royal and its rich heritage to celebrate Canada’s 150th” according to Jane Nicholson of AIRO who helped out Kim with a financial contribution.

Kim says the tartan was inspired by “the seasonal colours of the North Mountain, the Annapolis River and Bay of Fundy as well as the lush green landscapes, lupins and red soil”.

The tartan will be available in time for Tartan Day on April 6th, 2017.

(information for this posting thanks to Larry Powell of the Annapolis Spectator)

AR Tartan designed by Kim Gunn
AR Tartan designed by Kim Gunn

Bonnie Baker: Established Artist Award

SOFAAR member, textile artist, drawer and printmaker Bonnie Baker has received provincial recognition at the 2016 Creative Nova Scotia Awards.

Bonnie was awarded one of 5 Established Artist Recognition prizes (worth $5000) at a ceremony in Halifax on November 5th.

Bonnie studied printmaking at NSCAD. She is also involved in regional art making exhibition.

Bonnie lives in Annapolis Royal and juried SOFAAR’s first show held at ARCAC earlier this year.

SOFAAR congratulates Bonnie!