SOFAAR: Small Treasures exhibit

Our Small Treasures exhibit at the Mym gallery at ARCAC in Annapolis Royal runs from September 8th to October 12th.

Be sure to check out these small stitched, knitted, crocheted, beaded, embroidered, and hooked pieces over the next month.

Below is a sneak preview of pieces you will see. Of course, you need to see them close up at the gallery!

 

Broach Approach workshop

Thirteen participants attended Sam Norgard’s “Broach Approach” beading workshop sponsored by SOFAAR on Sunday, August 11th.

We all came away having learned peyote stitch, brick stitch and stack stitch along with information on beading threads and needles and supplies.

Now, we must all finish our  broaches for a future show and tell!

Sam Norgard and some of her work.
Inspiration from a finished broach.
Sam teaching a technique.
Broaches in progress.

 

 

Saturday Snips: August 10th: Bear River

This month’s Saturday Snips gathering will take place at the Oakdene Centre in Bear River between 1 and 4 pm.

We hope to see you there to work on your projects and to show some of your work.

Refreshments will be served.

Gail Robertson’s crocheted coral reef.

Wet Felting workshop: August 11th

Introduction to Wet Felting

Sunday August 11 from 10:00 am – 3:00pm

Brickton Community Hall, 12062 Highway 1, Brickton

Instructor: Leslie McFarlane

In this workshop, you will learn to make great felt by implementing such fundamentals as even layout, shrinkage rates, working with a resist and adding a design layer while creating three small projects. You will learn the basic skills you need to move on to more involved projects.

Contact Leslie at lesliemcfarlane56@gmail.com to register or for more details.

Wet felting workshop

World Embroidery day demo: July 30th

Tuesday, July 30th, is World Embroidery Day and we are going to celebrate!
From 1 to 3 pm we will be out in force to demo all kinds of stitching.

The Courtyard store at 212 St-George St in Annapolis Royal has graciously accepted to host us outside if the weather is fine.

If the weather is not fine, we will gather in the market square under the protection of the stalls.

Please bring a project to work on and some pieces for show.

If you can bring your own chair, that would be wonderful.

We would love to see you there.

World Embroidery Day began in 2011 with the Swedish Embroiderer’s guild. You can read the manifesto here with this link.

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Kay denHartog embroidery

 

 

Saturday Snips – July 13th

This month’s member gathering will take place at the MacDonald Museum on Saturday, July 13th from 1 to 4 pm.

You will be able to show and tell your latest projects, chat with like-minded fibre enthusiasts and also visit the wonderful SOFAAR members’ exhibit on now at the Museum.

The Saturday Snips will take  place on the third floor. And yes, there IS an elevator.

Hope to see you on Saturday at the Museum!

Come and see how much more Rachael has done on her peacock…

Rachael’s stunning peacock in progress.

Come see this exhibit!

The SOFAAR Art of Fibre exhibit held its opening on July 6th and there was a lot of beautiful work to admire.

Please come out and see for yourselves. The show is on at the MacDonald Museum in Middleton until the first week of September.

Here is enticement to come and see the exhibit in person:

Exhibit committee chair Céleste stands in front of a Penny Berens piece.
Admiring the work.
Such colours in this beautiful variation on a Drunkard’s path quilt by Kay den Hartog.
Over 183,000 fine cross stitches in this entirely stitched piece by Ray Breton.
Penny eyes the eyes thread painted by Christine Igot
Gail Robertson’s crocheted coral reef.
Over 5,000 different fabrics in this postage stamp quilt by Shirley Bent.
Ethan stands to the right of his grandmother Brenda’s felted piece.
Close up of Rachael Ryan’s work.

 

Member exhibit: opening reception. July 6th

 

The Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River cordially invites you, your family and your friends to the opening of The Art of Fibre, Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, 21 School St., Middleton, NS. Come and enjoy the wonderful fibre art on display and meet the artists who contributed to the exhibition. The exhibition continues until September 2, 2019.

Beading workshop August 11th

 

SOFAAR is pleased to offer “The Broach Approach” beading workshop

We are delighted to be working with beading artist and professor Sam Norgard from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to bring you a wonderful day of beading.
You will be introduced to a number of bead embroidery techniques and come away with a strong foundation in bead embroidery.
No experience necessary.
Spaces are limited to 12
Please note this workshop will take place in Saint-Bernard (near Weymouth) at Sam’s summer studio.
Click on this link for the .pdf or see full description and photo below.
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THE BROACH APPROACH BEADING WORKSHOP

Learn the basics of bead embroidery and come home with a lovely beaded broach!

Description :

“The Broach Approach” workshop is appropriate for people new to beading. In this workshop you will be introduced to beading supplies, materials, and a number of bead embroidery techniques. You will be shown finishing techniques and come away with a strong foundation in bead embroidery.

Participants would come away well on their way to finishing a broach. (see picture below of possible finished projects)

Instructor : Sam Norgard – SCAD professor and SOFAAR memberMaximum number of participants: 12 (minimum 8 for the workshop to go ahead)

Date: Sunday, August 11th, 10 am to 3:30 pm (bring your own lunch)

Place: Sam’s Studio, Saint-Bernard (near Weymouth)

Cost: $ 40 for the workshop (non SOFAAR members- $50) plus $15 for the provided kit.

To register:

Workshop payment of $40 or $50 must be received in full by July 28th. Non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled. The kit fee will be paid directly to Sam Norgard on the day.
Contact Christine Igot at <christine@latext.com> or (902-532-7978) to reserve your space and receive information about payment.

About Sam Norgard :

Sam Norgard is an internationally recognized beading artist and teaches design at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.
You can visit her website at: norgarddesigns.com

Please contact Christine Igot directly at <christine@latext.ca> to reserve your space.
Broach samples