Come Play with Us!

SOFAAR is hosting an open door, hands-on public fibre exploration event at the Annapolis Royal Fire Hall on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 to 4 pm.

We encourage all SOFAAR members and the general public to come out and explore the fibre arts.

There will be crafters of all sorts working away and demonstrating their love of all things fibre.

We will have: quilting, hooking, felting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, basket-masking and much more!

You will be able to touch and try your hand at different techniques.

Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there.

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SOFAAR Retreat: only one room left !

We are thrilled that the SOFAAR retreat planned for the last weekend in September is just one room short of happening. We have no doubt this last room will soon be booked.

Once we know how many “stitchers” will be in the rooms, we will open the event up to day-stitchers. We have room for 35 stitchers so we will keep you posted.

Thanks for all your enthusiasm.

It’s going to be a great event.


Fibre Arts Retreat this fall. Book now!

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

Historic Queen Anne Inn
Historic Queen Anne Inn

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.



AGM and stash sale a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who braved the bitterly cold winter day to come out to our second annual AGM and our first Fibre stash sale and give-away.

The afternoon was a great success and we thank everyone who participated and helped out.

SOFAAR now boasts 78 members and a new executive (details to follow).

Next event will be our Come Play with Us – fibre open house at the Firehall in Annapolis Royal on April 22nd. Stay tuned for details.

Shoppers at the stash sale and give-away. March 11th, 2017
Shoppers at the stash sale and give-away. March 11th, 2017

SOFAAR stash sale this Saturday!

A reminder of the Fibre stash sale and give-away this Saturday, March 11th from 2 to 4 pm at Saint-Luke’s Hall in Annapolis Royal.

Our AGM will take place at 1pm followed by this sale.

Refreshments will be served. Bring a project along and spend the afternoon with other fibre enthusiasts.

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Silkscreening workshop: 26 hours May and June

This course will take place in Church Point. The course is offered IN FRENCH.

Screenprinting course by CassandreBoucher.

Galerie Belliveau, in collaboration with Le Conseil des Arts de La Baie will offer a 26-hour silkscreen course for all levels. No prior knowledge.

Silk-screen printing is a versatile printing technique that uses silk screens to transfer ink to a variety of media. In this course, you will learn the mechanical and photomechanical processes . In addition to practical exercises, each student will realize a personal project during which he / she will acquire a good knowledge of all the stages allowing silkscreen printing. He / she will create his / her matrices by separating his / her image in layers, carry out the transfer of the films on the silk, the preparation of the colors and finally the impression.

At the end of these 26-hour  course, you should be autonomous to realize your own silkscreen images with a comprehensive understanding of the process.

The first 5 one-hour courses will be offered at a distance at the Galerie Le Trécarré , Church Point, on Thursdays May 4, 11 and 18  and June  1 and 8  at 2 pm.

We will complete the course with three teaching days on site with Cassandre Boucher in the art studio of the Conseil des Arts de la Baie, Church Point on June 21st and 23rd from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Registration fee for CAB members: $ 200 (materials included)

Non-member fees: $ 250

Deadline for non-refundable deposit of $ 125: Monday, March 20

Deadline for payment of balance:  April 1

For information and payment: 

We accept check or credit card. 

Again.. this course will take place IN FRENCH.

AGM and Stash sale next week!

A reminder of SOFAAR’s AGM followed by a fibre stash sale and give-away and stitching afternoon next Saturday, March 11th. beginning at 1 pm.

We’ve been sorting through stash and there are lots of interesting bits to be had from fabric to patterns to fibre to books and buttons and beads!

Hope to see you there at St-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.

Stash sale starts at 2 pm and is open to the public so please let all your fibre friends know.

Of course, the AGM is open to the public as well and begins at 1pm. We will be electing a new board and will tell you about all the exciting events coming up this year.

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March 11th 2017: Fibre stash sale and give-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.


If you want to reserve a table, contact by February 28. If you have items to donate to the SOFAAR tables, please get them to Christine Igot ( by February 24.

Fall Fibre Retreat

Sofaar is excited to officially launch the detailed information package about its Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat which will take place in Annapolis Royal the weekend of September 29th to October 1st.

Accommodations will be at the historic and beautiful Queen Anne Inn.

Attendees will enjoy their fibre arts get-away weekend working on their projects in the Inn’s beautiful parlours.
You can stitch the weekend away and explore the birthplace of Canada while strolling along the river, taking in the Farmers’s Market, visiting Canada’s First National Historic site: Fort Anne and enjoying fabulous breakfasts and a three-course Saturday evening meal at the Queen Anne Inn.

Attendees will have a special guided tour of the Historic Fort Anne tapestry and a visit to the local gallery featuring a SOFAAR fibre exhibit.

Why not bring a fibre friend and spend a lovely weekend with like-minded fibre enthousiasts!


Historic Queen Anne Inn
Historic Queen Anne Inn

Learn Batik!

SOFAAR is partnering with the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) to offer a Batik Workshop with Cameron McIntosh at ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal in March. The workshop is in 4 sessions:

  •   Monday 6 March 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  •   Saturday 11 March 3 – 5 pm
  •   Monday 13 March 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  •   Saturday 18 March 3 – 5 pm.The deadline for registration is February 15, and class size is limited to 14.

    The cost is $95 per person, all supplies included. See the ARCAC website ( for details and to register.

    Carmeon McIntosh attended The Ontario College of
    Art and Design where he focussed on experimenting
    and inventing new processes and visual effects. He
    taught English in Japan in the 1990s and more recently
    in Thailand, where he also practiced local art forms. He
    works in pastel, batik, Japanese lacquer and
    photography, saying “Batik is one of my favourite
    processes because it’s very fast to produce and the large, vibrant images stimulatebatik