Fibre Frolic planned for June 24 in Gaspereau
A Fibre Frolic spin in and celebration is planned for June 24 at the Gaspereau Valley Fibres shop.
After 15 years of teams competing in the Back to Back Challenge, this year a spinning and knitting day is planned between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Marilyn Rand, of Pereau, says a number of PEI knitters are coming. Demonstrations will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1-3 p.m. They will include: skirting a raw fleece, hand carding, wool combing, spinning and felting.
A donation to the annual charity, the Carey Me Fund, is planned through an auction and freewill offering.
For the first time, Rand says, “those of us who are spinning and knitting will have time to speak to and engage the public and share our fibre passions.”
Later in the day a tour of the linen production facility at Tap Root Fibre Lab is scheduled.
The mill is located on the Medford Road near Kingsport.
Take in an upcoming reading at the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville.
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Born and raised in Ontario, Jewell’s lifelong love of Nova Scotia began with a family vacation when she was nine, and deepened after she moved to Nova Scotia from Vancouver in 2002. Her biweekly Field Notes column was the inspiration for her first book, a collection of es-
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Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax until July 19.
work is on display at the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville until June 19.
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