July 30. 2022
World Embroidery Day
Join us in Annapolis Royal at 212 St George St (Across from Bainton’s) from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
This is an outdoor event so bring your fibre art and a chair to celebrate World Embroidery Day with us “weather permitting”. Shade umbrellas will be available.
World Embroidery Day began with Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th July 2011.
Their Manifesto states: “The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world. Make July 30 a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”
August 18, 2022
Meet us at the Annapolis Valley Exhibition from 2-4 pm and 7-8 pm in the Homecraft Building
September 10, 2022 – 2 choices!
Come out to the Paradise Community Hall, 10300 Hwy 1, Paradise.
1-4 pm – The September Saturday Snips Sponsor is River House Rug Hooking Studio
100 Mile Food and Fibre Festival
Find us at the Northville Farm Heritage Center on Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. Rain date (significant rainfall) is Sunday, September 11th. Save both dates!
September 18, 2022 – Program
If you enjoy gardening, dyeing or just beautiful flowers and vibrant colours, you’re in for a treat. SOFAAR’s September 18 program will feature the owners of Vibrant Acres Colour Farm, who will share their experience in growing dye plants in Nova Scotia with our members. Details will be announced closer to the date.
In the meantime, visit their website at vibrantacres.ca. Pure Nova Scotia colour!
October 29, 2022 – Come Play with us
At the Annapolis Royal Fire Department – A chance for the public to meet us, learn about all the different aspects of fibre art AND get some hands experience.
We need volunteers from our membership who love to share their fibre art and craft with others. Contact Leslie McFarlane at PlayWithUs@SOFAAR.ca
As you are no doubt already know the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to have reached pandemic status. At this time in Canada, as reported on the Government of Canada Health site, 80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers. There are no confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at the time of writing but this can change in a moment and progress rapidly. With this in mind let us take the following precaution:
Anyone returning within the last 14 days from a country or province with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or been in contact with anyone who has, DO NOT attend the AGM event.
We all need our immune systems to be at their best so anyone suffering colds and seasonal flu please stay at home as well.
We are all going to have parts to play in the coming weeks. If it falls to me that my part is to stay home, I will immerse myself in fibre projects and be glad to do so. If we all do our part the show and tells once the contagion has abated could be amazing.
When I became SOFAAR president I never imagined penning such an email, but at this conjuncture I feel it is essential.
Yours wanting to keep us healthy,
Cheryl den Hartog
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.
It is always a great Saturday afternoon when we get together to work on our fibre projects. We were a good crowd on January 11th in Bridgetown.
Knitting, quilting, hooking, cross-stitching were all taking place.
Saturday Snips is also a place to share expertise and to ask questions.
Julia was able to get some quilting advice from Céleste and Aprille.
We all enjoy the show and tell very much and we were busy working away on our projects.
Our next Snips takes place the second Saturday in February in Digby at the Rigby Baptist Church, 2 Mount St. On the corner of Mount and Monatgue . See ou there!
About 24 SOFAAR members were present at Moose River Hooking Studio where we met for our monthly Saturday Snips gathering.
Members were working on crocheting, knitting, redwork embroidery, quilting, hooking and cross-stitching.
We spent an enjoyable afternoon hosted by Blaine and Leslie in their wonderful, colourful space.
Our next Saturday Snips will also be our Christmas party! Stay tuned for details and follow us on Facebook.
Our next Saturday Snips afternoon will take place on November 9th at the Moose River Hooking Studio just outside of Annapolis Royal. The studio is located at 14 Clementsport Rd in Clementsport.
From 1 to 4 pm.
Please bring some show and tell and your current project to work on.
Refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you all.
Bring a project and join other SOFAAR members and guest to share information and visit. Bring something for Show and Tell if you’d like and join us at the Paradise Community Hall, 10300 Highway 1 in Paradise.
And bring your lug-a-mug if you have one!
See you there!
28 ladies and one gentlemen enjoyed our third annual Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal this past weekend.
Lots of laughs and well-deserved down time for project work punctuated with walks, shopping, sipping and show and tell.
Retreaters enjoyed the Saturday Farmers and Traders market, the SOFAAR exhibit at ARCAC, the O’Dell museum crazy quilt exhibit and so much more.
We will be keeping you posted for 2020!
SOFAAR members spent another agreeable afternoon at the Annapolis Royal Library working on their projects for our monthly Saturday Snips gathering.
Our next Saturday Snips afternoon will be October 12th in Paradise. We hope to see you there.