Thursday, 11 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
Cost of workshop is $60. To register call (902) 667-7401 or e-mail Mary firstname.lastname@example.org
|Northumberland: Mary's entry in the 2012 Trend Tex Challenge at Quilt Canada|
|The Hills are alive........|
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Only a few days left ...
If you haven’t registered for festival events, now is the time.
And don’t forget the ‘Dinner and Exhibit at Bella’s Cafe’ on Thursday, October 11. Call now to reserve and plan to attend the exhibit and presentation by Joanna Close as well.
Check out Bella's menu for this festival dinner.
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Feature Festival Event
By: Joan Beswick
Amherst’s prosperous history is reflected in the stately homes lining its main streets, and a highlight of the Christmas season has traditionally been the ‘Deck the Halls Christmas House Tour’. This year, the fifth anniversary of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Amherst’s First Baptist Church is hosting a three-home tour on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13, the last day of the festival. And this tour offers something special – an opportunity not only to tour the three most popular homes from the Christmas tour, but to also see them bedecked with quilts, rugs, embroidery, knitting and all things fibre.
The Van Snick home was built in 1907 in a Queen Ann style. It features round towers, oval windows, cobble stone work, and a large stairwell with Newell sculpture. The home will feature the work of local fibre artist, Janet Moses, and is a perfect setting to showcase her vibrant colour palette.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
I just came back from visiting Campobello Island, New Brunswick, as well as parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Now since this is not a travelogue, but rather the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts blog, I’ll not ramble on about the wondrous scenery and fall foliage. However, being away last week prevented me from interviewing a fibre artist and posting that information on this blog. But all is not lost ... because fibre artists, past and present, are always with us. And in a visit to the Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello, I discovered that Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U.S. president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was not only a teacher, writer, and human rights activist, but also an inveterate knitter. As you can see above, her love of knitting is commemorated in her statue at the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park.
Now, fibre artists who read this will know why Eleanor knit ... knitting is productive, relaxing, creative ... it keeps your hands busy and out of the munchies while watching TV ... it allows you to make beautiful things. Why, oh why, then, have some of us never learned to knit? Oh, we have excuses ... too busy, too clumsy, no talent, no teacher ... but these excuses really don’t hold water. My friend, Carol Oram, is a consummate craftsperson, but her first love is knitting. She assures me it requires no talent and is easy to learn .... even those of us who are ‘all thumbs’ (she means me) can do it.