If you hadn't heard the sad news yet, the Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival has come to an end. Their wesbite doesn't have a clear explaination as to why they have dissolved the society, so I can't shead any light. I do know that at the end of June they sold off all their festival supplies (tables, banners, columns etc), so it's official. If you are driving down the Sunshine Coast Highway just past Pratt, you'll most likely spot some lovely hand-painted canvas banners at Unwind Knit & Fibre Lounge that owner Kim scored at said sale.
Although the closure of the festival is unfortunate I'm excited to share that the Coast yarn and fibre shops have come together, rolled up their sleeves and created a workshops series for you all to enjoy in the month of August. So if you'd like to spend some fibrey time on the beautiful Sunshine Coast check out what they've coordinated. The page I've linked to is the result of some online research that I did, so there may be some things that I'm missing out on that were harder to find. Regardless there is quite a lot to choose from.
Carola's Quilt Shop will also hosting some quilting demos throughout the month. She suggests that you sign up for her newsletter for notifications on when they will be. Also Kim at Unwind is partaking in the Synchronicity Festival where she is hosting a participatory yarn bombing installation in the woods. Sounds cool huh? More on that soon.
Let there be sun,
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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