Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar

July 30. 2022

World Embroidery Day

Join us in Annapolis Royal at 212 St George St (Across from Bainton’s) from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

This is an outdoor event so bring your fibre art and a chair to celebrate World Embroidery Day with  us “weather permitting”. Shade umbrellas will be available.

World Embroidery Day began with Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th July 2011.

Their Manifesto states: “The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world. Make July 30 a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”

August 18, 2022

Meet us at the Annapolis Valley Exhibition from 2-4 pm and 7-8 pm in the Homecraft Building

September 10, 2022 – 2 choices!

Saturday Snips

Come out to the Paradise Community Hall, 10300 Hwy 1, Paradise.

1-4 pm – The September Saturday Snips Sponsor is River House Rug Hooking Studio

100 Mile Food and Fibre Festival 

Find us at the Northville Farm Heritage Center on Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. Rain date (significant rainfall) is Sunday, September 11th. Save both dates!

September 18, 2022 – Program

If you enjoy gardening, dyeing or just beautiful flowers and vibrant colours, you’re in for a treat. SOFAAR’s September 18 program will feature the owners of Vibrant Acres Colour Farm, who will share their experience in growing dye plants in Nova Scotia with our members. Details will be announced closer to the date.

In the meantime, visit their website at vibrantacres.ca. Pure Nova Scotia colour!

October 29, 2022 – Come Play with us

At the Annapolis Royal Fire Department – A chance for the public to meet us, learn about all the different aspects of fibre art AND get some hands experience.

We need volunteers from our membership who love to share their fibre art and craft with others. Contact Leslie McFarlane at PlayWithUs@SOFAAR.ca

 

 

February Saturday Snips

February 12, 1-2 pm

Because of the ongoing CoVID restrictions, Saturday Snips will continue to be held virtually. If you’ve been hesitating to join a virtual SNIPS, we’d like to encourage you to jump in and give it a try. It’s only an hour out of your day but in this time when we feel so separated it’s nice to have a chance to connect. Past participants have been enthusiastic about the experience.

“…nice to see everyone and hear them…”

“I enjoyed the conversation.”

“…a group conversation rather than individual conversations. I really liked that.”

Most people bring something to work on (just like a live SNIPS). We catch up on current projects, share the latest news and show off our finished pieces. It’s a nice break from the “Groundhog Day” life of COVID.

To Join – click on the link below or cut and paste it into your browser about 5 minutes before the meeting starts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8242726877?pwd=WmtHMkNwRFRrV29qQXo4NUNGcUNvdz09

November 28th Presentation Announced

SOFAAR PRESENTS

A Knitter’s View of Shetland

Master Knitter Cheryl den Hartog takes us on a tour of Shetland and its fibre heritage – past and present. Enjoy a slide show, some stories from people Cheryl has met, and a display of some items knitted in Shetland, followed by a Q&A.

When: November 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m

Where: Annapolis Royal Library Program Room

151 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal

COVID protocols in place. Proof of vaccination required. Masks must be worn indoors.

Pre-registration Required: register@sofaar.ca

No cost to SOFAAR members

Seating Availability is limited. Registration will be open to SOFAAR members only until November 21st, at which time it will be opened to members of the public at a cost of $5.

Snippets Needs Your News!

Your newsletter team works hard to bring you this popular benefit of membership but we can’t do it without you!

Please send any news, photos, stories or links to good fibre stuff to: snippets@sofaar.ca by September 15th to be included in the next issue.

International Crochet Day, September 12th, 2-4pm

Join us at The Courtyard Artists and Artisans (212 St. George St., Annapolis Royal) for International Crochet Day. WEATHER PERMITTING! Bring a chair, a snack and whatever you’re working on. Non-crochet projects are fine, too. This is an outdoor event with no rain date. Current COVID protocols will apply.

No Saturday Snips in August

As is our tradition, there will be no Saturday Snips in August. We’ll let you know as soon as we can whether September’s Snips will be a Zoom meeting or an in-person one. Stay tuned!