Fibreshed Day: A celebration of fleece and fibre

Landmade: Sunday, April 7 was a “celebration of farm-fresh fleece and fibre” at FibreWorks Studio and Gallery, a beautiful venue in Madeira Park comprised of several sturdy yurts. The big tents house an art gallery, office space, a kitchen and reception area, and a studio space crammed with hundreds of skeins of hand-spun wool in a delicious array of colours. Sunday’s event, called Landmade, was hosted by Sunshine Coast Fibreshed and showcased freshly-shorn fleece, natural fibres, botanical dye materials, and textile art crafted by local artisans, as well as demonstrations of spinning, carding, weaving, dyeing and felting. Connie Chapman was the door prize winner of a beautiful wrap, designed, spun and knit by Fibreshed member Verna Chan using fleece from Tess the alpaca of Roberts Creek. Skye the Shetland sheep and her twin lambs Stirling and Castle spent the day as well, calmly eying the visitors. Pictured are Fibreshed members Doreen MacLaughlin, Linda Annabel and Marie-Claire Declerck inside the studio yurt. See more photos in our online galleries at www.coastreporter.net/photos-videos

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