2018 Retreat at Hillsdale House Inn!

SOFAAR will hold its 2nd Fibre crafting Retreat at the beautiful Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal the weekend of September 28th.

The rooms are filling up fast at the Inn, there are only 4 now available (rooms: 1, 4 ,9 and 14). We have been offered a special price for these rooms as well as an early-bird Thursday night rate for those who would like to have the whole day on Friday to work on their projects.

There are also several days-stitching spots available. These allow you to participate in the Retreat even if you stay somewhere else!

Our Retreat is for a maximum of 30 participants only.

SOFAAR members: $85 (plus hotel fee)
NON-MEMBERS: $95 (plus hotel fee)

Please find the Retreat package attached.

You can also e-mail Christine at info@sofaar.ca with any questions regarding the Retreat.

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Show and Tell – Works in Progress -June 1st and June 2nd

SOFAAR members will be showing and telling in Annapolis Royal on Friday evening, June 1st and on Saturday, June 2nd.

This is our annual members’ exhibit and along with presenting finished work, members will be on hand working on their pieces. You will have a chance to see fibre crafting in action.

Our Friday evening event is held in conjunction with First Fridays in Annapolis Royal. The first Friday of every month, stores are open late and there are events and music. Please see the Town website for events.

SOFAAR’s show and tell will take place at Mrs. Nicholson Home at 212 St-George St in Annapolis Royal from 6 pm to 8 pm on the Friday evening and from 10 am to 3 pm on the Saturday.

We hope to see you there.

Working away...
Working away…

Fun fibre day: Saturday May 12th

SOFAAR will be holding its next fun fibre gathering day this coming Saturday, May 12th at the home of Marilyn Preus, 81 Chute Road in Bear River from 1:30 to 4 pm.

This casual gathering is open to all members to come and work on their projects and spend time with like-minded fibre crafters. Bring something to show and tell and bring your current project to work on.
Have a question that needs answering ? Or wish a second opinion about your project ? Others will be there to offer support and encouragement.
Refreshments will be served.
Hope to see you there.

AGM and Stash sale a huge success

A cold wind but warm fibre! We had full house for our annual general meeting and stash stash on Saturday the 17th.

A new board has been elected and details will be posted after the next regular board meeting.

There were lots of deals to be had at the stash sale with many balls of fibre, bags of buttons and ribbons, patterns and odds and ends going home with happy new owners!

A big thank you to everyone who came out. And a huge thank you to our sponsors. Remember to use your cards for discounts!

Many stayed on to work on the their projects and chat and catch up.

Our next event is a stitching day on Sunday, April 15th. Stay tuned for details.

Out-going and founding president Cathy Malon staffing the Sponsor table.
Out-going and founding president Cathy Malon staffing the Sponsor table.
Tables ready and full of stash.
Tables ready and full of stash.
Deals to be had!
Deals to be had!
Donna, Marie and Mary working on their projects.
Donna, Marie and Mary working on their projects.
Sisters Tammy and Teresa cross-stitching.
Sisters Tammy and Teresa cross-stitching.

 

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.

 

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AGM and Stash sale: March 17th, 2018

SOFAAR’s annual general meeting and Fibre Stash sale will take place on Saturday, March 17th 2018 at Saint-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.

The AGM will begin at 1:30 and last thirty minutes.

The Stash sale and give-away will begin at 2 pm.

If you are a SOFAAR member and would like to sell stash at this sale, tables are $10 each to rent. Please contact Christine at info@sofaar.ca to reserve a table.

If you have stash you would like to give away, please also contact info@sofaar.ca.

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Come Play with Us: 2nd annual

SOFAAR will be hosting its second annual Come Play with Us communal fibre-crafting event at the Annapolis Royal Firehall again this year.

We would love to hear from you all about participating. Last year, over 200 visitors came through the Firehall to see what working with fibre was all about. We had a such a great time and so did the kids and parents who came out to see.

Many men and children learned how to sew on a button, do some hooking, try some wet-felting and pick up a needle!

Come to craft for a couple of hours or all day.

Come and do a demo for everyone to see.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Christine at: info@sofaar.ca

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Happy New Year!

Happy fibre-filled year of 2018 to all of you!

Some news to start the year.

The Mary E. Black gallery in Halifax is sending out a call for Exhibition submissions:

 

The Mary E. Black Gallery invites proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists, craftspeople and curators for the year of 2020. Annually, seven shows are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the gallery’s mandate, as Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, to exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft created by aspiring and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible.

Year round the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design hosts exhibitions in the Mary E. Black Gallery which educate the public about craft and design and promote the pursuit of excellence in the craft community.

Submissions must include the following:

Letter of Intent/Proposal:

  • Clear description of theme/concept and the type of work defined by medium, technique, membership or function (maximum of 500 words)
  • Proposed or working title of exhibition
  • A list of artist/s and justification for their inclusion if the proposal is curatorial or a group exhibition
  • Please indicate if you are open to the possibility of being curated into a two person show, group show, or shared use of our gallery space.

Support Material:

  • A list of works to be exhibited (include artist, title, medium, dimensions in metric, date of work) or if not yet created, a list of what is planned for inclusion
  • Support material which can include any materials relevant to the application, images (maximum of 20), promotional materials, reviews and catalogues
  • Image requirements are as follows: JPEG format, maximum of 1024×768 resolution, 72 DPI, RGB
  • A list of the support material provided including the title, medium, dimensions in metric, date of work
  • A curriculum vitae of the principal organizer/curator or artist

Proposals and support material must be submitted via Dropbox link toadministration@craft-design.ns.ca by 4pm AST on April 3, 2018.
Late submissions, incomplete applications, or submissions sent outside dropbox will NOT be accepted.

Proposal evaluation is based on:

  • The artistic merit of the exhibition proposed
  • The quality of the applicant’s work to date
  • The ability of the organization/individual to bring the exhibition to fruition

The Mary E. Black Gallery offers:

  • Artist’s fees based on recommended CARFAC rates
  • Cost of an opening reception
  • Colour invitation / exhibition brochure
  • Inclusion in our standard publicity program
The Mary E Black Gallery staff offers assistance to applicants who may have difficulty with the process or face barriers to applying. If you would like help applying, please contact the gallery at administration@craft-design.ns.ca(link sends e-mail) or 902-492-2522.

 

Art Sox event at ARCAC

Celebrating the Humble Sock!
On Nov.13th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm ARCAC and SOFAAR had lots of fun collaborating on a celebration of ART SOX.  10 pairs of special socks as well as a museum set featuring famous paintings were displayed and raffled off following a brief and often humerus presentation of each artist by Ted Lind.
SOFAAR members created displays of rare and unusual socks as well as gorgeous colourful socks and hand dyed wool.

Art Sox
Art Sox

Cheryl den Hartog kept us “in stitches” with her amusing description of “Turning the Heel”.  Numerous sock knitters were knitting & in one case, crocheting! socks through-out the eve.

Kay den Hartog
Kay den Hartog

The eve. was topped off with coffee, tea and an artistic display of individually decorated “sock cookies” by Lola’s.

Sam Myhre
Sam Myhre
And more sox!
And more sox!

Can’t wait to see what our next collaboration with ARCAC will feature.  It’s bound to be a combination of a little education and a whole lot of fun!

Stay tuned………