Community Connections

The Bradley Thursday Spinners 

Every Thursday morning Spinners gather at The Bradley Centre. They bring spinning projects and other fibre work and fibre creations as well. 

For more information:

Dawn Ryan dawnspinner@gmail.com 

Bradley Centre

974 Shearme Road, Coombs

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 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair  

100milefleeceandfibrefair.ca

An annual event which aims to provide everything anyone interested in the fibre arts could need, and from within 100 miles.

The Fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the

Bradley Centre

974 Shearme Rd., Coombs 

on the last Sunday in May.

For vendor registration or information contact

Cheryl (cheryl@alwyz.com)

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The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery  

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.com

The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery is a comprehensive visual arts organization. The goal is to bring together artists and arts lovers of all styles and mediums and provide artistic opportunities and experiences within the community and surrounding areas. 

It is a volunteer run gallery. They host monthly exhibitions and rent out a beautiful space for private art shows and events from weddings to book launches, music and meetings. 

610 Oyster Bay Drive

PO Box 2370, Ladysmith, BC

Telephone: (250) 245-1252

Email: info@ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com 

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The Old School House Arts Centre and Gift Shop

aka TOSH  

theoldschoolhouse.org

TOSH fosters a vibrant arts centre that promotes and encourages the development of multi-dimensional artists and musicians for the enjoyment of all ages, residents and visitors alike, in Qualicum Beach and throughout

central Vancouver Island. 

The Old School House offers a full schedule of art classes in the winter and fall. 

122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach 

Telephone: (250) 752-6133 

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McMillan Arts Centre aka THE MAC 

mcmillanartscentre.com

WHAT IS THE MAC? 

It is a building, a venue, on McMillan St., in Parksville, that showcases the works of 2D, 3D and performance art. The MAC is also a place where concerts, workshops, and rehearsals are held. 

The MAC provides a vibrant inclusive environment to experience the creative climate of the Oceanside community and a Gift Shop that is looking for local fibre artists with items for sale. 

Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

133 McMillan Street, Parksville 

Telephone: (250) 248-8185 

Email: info@mcmillanartscentre.com

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Qualicum Beach Weavers and Spinners Guild 

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Blog

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The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild meets the fourth Monday of the month at Qualicum Commons in Qualicum Beach to exchange ideas and learn. Much of the learning occurs in the form of show and tell with individual artisans sharing their experiences. Study groups, workshops and mentoring all support the guild's goal of fostering personal growth in the fibre arts. Guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. 

Elegant Threads is the annual November show and sale.

Our Spring Sale is in April. 

Meetings: Qualicum Commons

744 Primrose St. in Qualicum Beach 

Email: qualicumweaversandspinners@gmail.com

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Vancouver Island Fibreshed 

vancouverislandfibreshed.ca

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The Vancouver Island Fibreshed (VIF) initiative links farmers, fibre artisans, fibre related businesses, research and public education together to create a renewable agricultural economic system based on growing and processing local fibre. Fibresheds clothe humans in locally produced, climate beneficial, renewable fibers and nurture the development of additional end uses for fibre: insulation material, green burial caskets, landscape fabrics, oil spill booms, and much more. Going into our second year of operation, we realize the absolute importance of VIF’s role to facilitate relationships between fibre farmers, help them expand their knowledge of quality fleece production, and build consumer interest in buying local fibre products. 

geographic focus is Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. 

Email: info@vancouverislandfibreshed.ca 

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The Fibre Art Network (FAN)

fibreartnetwork.com

The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of self-defined artists based in Western Canada. The group is committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. FAN members come from Western Canada - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Yukon,

the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. 

 

Members also meet and exhibit in community-based subgroups and for an annual retreat where they connect and share as they stretch their comfort zone and take their art to a new level. 

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The Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

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 The Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival is the oldest fibre fair

on Vancouver Island.

A glorious gathering of all things fibre: hand-dyed yarn, hand-spun yarn, rovings, woven goods, fleece, knitted fashion, felting and oodles of fibre-lover's paraphernalia. A feast for the senses! 

Every year fibre artists, hobbyists, wool producers, vendors and others join together in an atmosphere of appreciation, learning and camaraderie. 

 

Held at Cobble Hill Community Centre in October each year 

3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill 

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Fibrations 

fibrationsvic.wordpress.com

Fibrations is an outdoor marketplace held every August in Victoria, B.C. celebrating the unique and diverse talents of fibre artists. A community-based celebration of all things fibre it features artists sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for their craft through demonstrations, hands-on-activities and a market selling locally made fibre creations. 

Meetings held at Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre 

fairfieldcommunity.ca

1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria

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GABRIOLA ISLE OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL

April 5-14

A Celebration of the Arts with 30 workshops and 10 events.  Make, Learn and Play with Island Artists.

Check out our 2019 schedule of events and workshops, 

Our brochure will be available at the end of February.

Registration will begin in the second week of March. 

artsfest.artsgabriola.ca

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DENMAN ISLAND Creative Threads Conspiracy

October 18 - 20

creativethreadsconspiracy.com

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