Fo­cus on fi­bre

Bi­ble Hill event of­fers par­tic­i­pants the op­por­tu­nity to spin new creations

Truro Daily News - - Colchester County - BY LYNN CURWIN lynn.curwin@truro­daily.com

For Faith Drin­nan, work­ing with fi­bre is about more than the items she cre­ates; the men­tal health as­pect is what she values most.

“It’s very re­lax­ing,” said the Bad­deck res­i­dent, who was in Bi­ble Hill for Fi­bre Frolic. “It should be pre­scribed for peo­ple.

“In the past, I felt that, even if the things I made were thrown into a fire, it would have been worth­while do­ing it be­cause of the men­tal health ben­e­fits.”

Drin­nan brought a loom to Fi­bre Frolic and was weav­ing with mo­hair. She learned to weave and spin at the Gaelic Col­lege, and now also does felt­ing.

She and her aunt, Faith Drin­nan, at­tended wool fests and felt some­thing sim­i­lar was needed in Nova Sco­tia, so Faith or­ga­nized the first Fi­bre Frolic for the area.

Spin­ning, card­ing, needle­work and more were also demon­strated dur­ing the two-day event, which was held at the Farm Equip­ment Mu­seum, on the Nova Sco­tia Provin­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion grounds, July 6 and 7. A fi­bre mar­ket was also in­cluded on Satur­day. Claire Drin­nan, of Bad­deck, was do­ing some weav­ing with mo­hair at the Fi­bre Frolic. Sev­eral fi­bre artists were pro­vid­ing demon­stra­tions.

LYNN CURWIN/TRURO NEWS

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