Truro News

Focus on fibre

Bible Hill event offers participan­ts the opportunit­y to spin new creations


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.


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