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.

 

New sponsor! Frames on James

Coral Fuller and her expert framing at Frames on James in Yarmouth is SOFAAR’s latest sponsor.

Coral will offer a 15% discount to all card-carrying SOFAAR members who come in to see her for framing needs. SOFAAR members wishing to have several pieces framed at the same time may be offered a higher discount!

Coral can also supply members with some materials (foam core, archival mount boards and mats) for those wishing to do their own mounting.

Please visit Coral’s website at : <framesonjames.com> or give Coral a call at 902-742-6115. Her email is : <fcf@eastlink.ca>

Below are some examples of Coral’s framed work with fibre.

Quilt framed by Coral Fuller at Frames on James, Yarmouth.
Quilt framed by Coral Fuller at Frames on James, Yarmouth.
Cross-stitch framed at Frames on James 2018.
Cross-stitch framed at Frames on James 2018.
Needlepoint framed at Frames on James.
Needlepoint framed at Frames on James.

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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Fun fibre-filled afternoon!

Yesterday, January 20th, 2018 brought together 22 fibre-happy crafters to begin our new year of fun fibre afternoons.

We met at the Saint-Alphonsus church hall in Bridgetown. An enjoyable afternoon was spent working on projects and showing and telling what we were all up to. Lots of different techniques to see: knitting, felting, hooking, cross-stitch and embroidery.

Keep checking in for more Saturday fibre filled afternoons dates.

Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Needlefelting.
Needlefelting.
Hooking.
Hooking.
Surface embroidery.
Surface embroidery.

Fibre fun gathering: January 20th 2018

Cast away any winter blahs and come out for an afternoon of communal fibre crafting in Bridgetown on January 20th from 1:30 to 4 pm.

Bring the project you are working on whether you are knitting, hooking, quilting, sewing, cross-stitching or other and any show and tell you would like.

There will be refreshments.

If you are a member, bring a friend. If you are friend, come and see what SOFAAR is all about.

All welcome. All fibre arts welcome.

Where: Saint- Alphonus Church Hall, 93 South Street, Bridgetown. Across the Bridge on the right past the pub.

When: Saturday, January 20th,

Time: 1:30 to 4 pm

Weather permitting. We will post if the event is cancelled.

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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.

 

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Social last week was a lot of fun and many beautiful “shows and tells” were on view.

Many thanks to Jennifer for all her help at the United Church Hall.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching to everyone.

We look forward to a very fibre-filled 2018.

Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey's "Funeral March of a Marionnette" inspired piece.
Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey’s “Funeral March of a Marionnette” inspired piece.
Cheryl Den Hartog's mittens based on the shape of our own Fort Anne.
Cheryl Den Hartog’s mittens based on the shape of our own Fort Anne.