100 Mile Fibrefest

This past weekend I attended a 100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Festival in the Parksville/Coombes area. It was great to meet people, talk about the Salt Spring Fibreshed (I have some updates to do!) and to bring my loom…

100 Mile Fibre

…warped with all Salt Spring Fibres…

100 Mile Fibre

…and let people (and cats!) try out Saori weaving with wool, alpaca, mohair and llama.

100 Mile Fibre

I brought the finished piece home …

100 Mile Fibre

[a few coloured locks from Lorrie at Ewetopia farm are also in the weaving]

100 Mile Fibre

[that gold is also some Salt Spring wool that was in my basket]

100 Mile Fibre

I have now washed it to see how it felts. Needs another wash to felt more, then more photos and then I’ll see what I can make from it. I’m thinking a bag of some sort…

Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

4 replies
  1. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    It looks like Snickers ‘ kneads’ to weave. [I know, I know . . . it’s bad]

    Yes, when you get that all-wool weaving felted, it will make a great bag!

  2. Chris Dalziel
    Chris Dalziel says:

    The weaving looks wonderful, Terri. Are you going to tell us more about the weekend and how it went talking to people about your local fibershed? I’m eager to hear.

  3. terri
    terri says:

    I’ll be doing some updates on the website and following up with people that I met. People were eager to connect with others – which is what I’m hoping to do.

    There was a range of vendors there – many with raw fleeces, some with processed fibre – washed, carded, made into roving, dyed and all the steps in between and others with finished products.

    I think somehow this kind of event needs to attract also some non-fibre people – and I have some ideas on that. Most of the people were there to get fleece & fibre and not so much the finished products from what I was seeing.

    I was busy with the weaving – and though I had brought my camera – it got left in the car and dh was off doing some photography at Little Qualicum Falls – so I didn’t get photos of the actual festival 🙁

    Glad I was there.

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