Monday, 23 June 2008

Victoria Fibre Festival

My friend Yaz took some really great photo's yesterday. Going through them has been really neat to get another perspective from the other side of the table. So many wonderful people came and talked with us, about our venture, potential location ( the million dollar question!) and our goals.

I would have to say the day was very inspiring, and worth every moment we have put into it over the last while. I am always amazed at how the fibre community is made of such kind, happy, warm hearted people.

Nathan was a super big help that day, carrying stuff, talking to people about his contributions to getting things ready, like the felting kits, arranging the died wool into a rainbow pattern.

Elizabeth tried on T'iings cute little capelets that she knit up.
Elizabeth eventually made fast friends with the daughter of Janice from Rabbitworks, felting and playing!

The pict
ures from the day are from my best friend Yaz! Thanks Yaz!

Ryan demonstrating how he makes rope with tassle winders!

Some of the wool that we have been hand dyeing!

We are looking into the possibility of being at a street market or two this summer. Will keep details posted!


  1. It looks so wonderful. I'm in the Fraser Valley and would have loved to make a visit. Are you having another next year?

  2. Marilyn puts on a fibre festival every year at Saxe Point. She announced the dates for next year, but I don't remember them. Her website is:

    The festival has really been growing in these past few years. Hope to see you there one year!

  3. hello there!!

    my name is jen, im studying fashion knitwear at brighton university and i was wondering if you would like to help me with my dissertation research and maybe answer a few of my questions?
    i am particularly interested in spinning and the people who spin!
    im looking to buy my first wheel for christmas!
    i hope that you are well and i look forward to your reply.

    you can contact me on

    kindest regards

    jen dalby