SOFAAR is pleased to be hosting its first Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat the weekend of September 29th at the historic Queen Anne Inn in Annapolis Royal.
This event is SOLD OUT and the thirty participants will be enjoying a fibre-filled weekend which will include time to work on their own projects with like-minded individuals, a guided tour of the Fort Anne Tapestry, a wine and cheese reception at ARCAC to see the “Oh Canada” exhibit, a delicious catered meal at the Inn on Saturday night as well as time to check out the Farmers and Traders market and the vintage textile exhibit at the O’Dell museum.
We are looking forward to meeting all the participants and getting some more work done on our projects!
Textile reflects our world; embroideries can show the expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus on the social injustices between countries.
By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace. Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries and between people.
To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You em- broider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity.
Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, plea- surable, rebellious, caressing and perfect.
People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative soli- tude.
We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privi- leged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.
The initiative came from Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The rst World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day lled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.
Come join us for a fun and relaxing fibre evening at the Paradise Hall on July 19th between 6 and 9 pm.
Drop in anytime in the evening!
All members are welcome to come and bring the project they are working on and enjoy a social evening. There will be tea and coffee and sweets and lots of people to share ideas with and to show and tell your latest work whatever fibre it may be!
The Paradise Hall is located at 10300 Highway One in Paradise.
With over 225 people coming through the door of the Firehall on Saturday, April 23rd, “Come Play with Us” was a great success for everyone. 23 demonstrators (members and non-members of SOFAAR) spent the day talking and demonstrating about their favourite fibre art. We had everything from knitting (including spool-knitting) and crochet to quilting, needlepoint and surface embroidery, Swedish weaving, needlefelting, spinning, basket making and hooking.
We were delighted to see so many families come out and spend several hours trying all kinds of techniques. The children were fascinated by the hooking and wet felting. Many visitors were intrigued by Swedish weaving and the spinning. We even had a “sew on a button” station which young and old both had a go at!
SOFAAR would like to thank “Awesome Annapolis” for their $1,000 grant which enabled us to promote this event.
We look forward to seeing you all at our members’s exhibit on June 2nd and 3rd at the Saint-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.
We are very excited about our Fibre Arts Retreat weekend planned for this fall at the Historic Queen Anne Inn in Annapolis Royal. The weekend is September 29th to October 1st, 2017
We have organized a full weekend with time for working on your projects as well as exploring and learning about the birthplace of Canada.
Included in the weekend is a private guided tour of the Fort Anne Historic Tapestry and a reception at the art gallery for a private viewing of the SOFAAR “O Canada” exhibit. There will be a lovely, catered dinner at the Inn on the Saturday night.
There are 12 rooms only available at the Queen Anne and FIVE of them have already been booked!
We need to fill the Queen Anne by April 15th for the event to go ahead so if you are thinking about coming, we would love to hear from you.
While in Town, you can visit the Historic Gardens, take the famous Graveyard Tour, play a round of golf, stroll the walking trails and immerse yourselves in the history of our region founded in 1605.
We hope you will think about spending a glorious, relaxing weekend with us.
Here is a link to the .pdf file with all the information you need to know about this fibre weekend get-away.
Mark your calendar for March 11 for a jam-packed afternoon of SOFAAR events, all at St. Luke’s Church Hall in Annapolis Royal. Here’s what’s happening:
1 p.m. – Annual General Meeting
2 – 4 p.m. – Fabulous Fibre Stash Sale & Giveaway — see details below
2 – 4 p.m. – Play Time! We’ll have chairs set up and the tea kettle on. After you check out the Stash Sale & Giveaway, you can try out your new treasures or work on your latest project (or a UFO you’ve been meaning to finish) and knit, hook, stitch, spin or otherwise play with fibre.
Fabulous Fibre Stash Sale & Giveaway
Here’s your chance to reduce, increase or revitalize your fibre stash! Following SOFAAR’s AGM on March 11, we’re promoting a fabulous fibre stash bash. There will be tables of fibre supplies for sale and giveaway. The public is invited and we’ll advertise the event widely. Here’s how you can participate:
Reserve an individual table to sell your work, or share one with a friend (you work out the sharing details). Cost for a 6-ft table is $10, and you tend your own table.
Donate items to SOFAAR. We’ll sort them into “sale” and “give-away” categories, display them and staff the tables. Funds raised from SOFAAR sales will help finance our programs for the year.
Use the opportunity to add to your stash at bargain prices! ·Tell your friends about the sale and encourage them to come.