Christmas Social: December 8th

Our annual Saturday Snips Christmas Social taking place on

Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 5 pm at the United Church in Annapolis Royal.
Please bring some show and tell and/or current project to share with members.
And those tiny stockings by anyone who attended the crazy stocking workshop with Kay.
Refreshments will be served.
Also, the beautiful silk quilt and pillow made by Marilyn Preus will be up for grabs, with a lucky ticket being pulled out of a hat… or a stocking?
There is parking at the ARCAC gallery across from the church (which is by the lights) or also at the Courthouse right by the lights as well.
We hope to see you all there.
Our wish list!
Our wish list!

Crazy Christmas stocking workshop

Fifteen SOFAAR members spent a very agreeable Sunday afternoon on November 25th learning how to make a delightful little Christmas crazy stocking under the patient and watchful eye of instructor Kay den Hartog.

We all hope to have our little creations to show at SOFAAR’s next gathering on December 8th.

Many thanks to Kay and to Céleste for all their help and clearly printed patterns.

Thanks also to Céleste for sharing her silk stash and to all participants for sharing bits of lace, fabric, buttons and beads and all manner of shiny bits!

Rachael made us all tea and coffee and provided snacks and we were very grateful to have a break as the afternoon whizzed by and we admired everyone’s handiwork.

A great time was had by all!

Kay demonstrating at her machine behind some of her own creations.
Kay demonstrating at her machine behind some of her own creations.
We progress under Kay's watchful eye.
We progress under Kay’s watchful eye.
Shiny bits to embellish.
Shiny bits to embellish.
Julia adds buttons.
Julia adds buttons.


Fun fibre gathering

About 17 SOFAAR members met on Saturday October 13th to work on projects and show them off at the Paradise Hall.
Lots of tasty treats and wonderful work to look at.

Hope to see you next time!


Kay, Annette and Brenda working away.
Everyone working away with fibre!.

Fibre stitching day: Saturday, October 13th

Join us at the Paradise Community Hall from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 13th for an afternoon of stitching and fibre crafting. Bring your current project or a show and tell and share an afternoon with like-minded fibre enthusiasts!

Refreshments will be provided.

10300 Highway One, Paradise.

Working away on finishing a project!
Working away on finishing a project!

Annual Maritime Lace Day: Oct 6th

This 4th annual Maritime Lace Day takes place on October 6th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Caribou Community Hall in Caribou River, NS.

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and show and tell of all things lace.

The event is open to the public from 2 to 4 pm to see bobbin lace being made.

Special guest Gary Wood will be demonstrating the turning of wooden bobbins. And there will be a lace supplies for sale.

Beautiful silk quilt being raffled

SOFAAR has been donated a gorgeous pure silk quilt created by Marilyn Preus valued at at least $2,500.00.  We are selling tickets for this wonderful quilt (and matching square pillow) at $5.00 each.
We have recently obtained a permit from council to set up on market days every other week in the small courtyard across from the market, directly adjacent to King’s theatre.
 AUG.:  18th,  29th.        SEPT.:  1st.,  15th,  29th               Oct.:  6th
You can purchase tickets at the market or contact to purchase tickets.
The draw will take place December 6th at our Christmas fibre gathering.
Silk quilt raffle 2018
Silk quilt raffle 2018

Fibre gathering July 26th

SOFAAR invites you to a BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) gathering on July 26, 6 to 8 p.m., upstairs at ARTsPLACE (396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal).
This is a time to work on your current project, maybe get some help with a snag, and visit with your fellow SOFAAR members.
For those participating in East Meets West, this is an opportunity to get any questions answered about finishing, hanging sleeves, etc., and/or to submit your work.
If you are putting a piece or pieces in the Members’ Exhibit (due date August 16th for submissions) and you would like that photographed for the submission, please bring along that work as well.
Céleste will be on hand to answer questions about this exhibit.
We hope to see you there!
Stitching together
Stitching together

ONE Retreat room left!

There is only ONE remaining room at the Hillsdale House Inn for our Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat!
The time to book it is NOW!

There are a few possible day-stitching spots still up for grabs.

Please contact us for more information and to register.

It’s going to be a Fabulous Fall Fibre event!!


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 with any questions regarding the Retreat.








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…