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Sooke Fibre arts show spins a colourful yarn

Sooke Fibre Arts Showcase runs from June 5 to 16

Sooke Fibre Arts Guild is weaving a story best shared up close and in person.

Spin Me a Secondhand Yarn Showcase, which will be on display at the Sooke Arts Council’s Gallery, features an electic assortment of exhibits in fibre art, with some of the works available for sale.

Sooke Fibre Arts was started 20 years ago by master weaver Barb Sinclair, said Lorraine Foy, one of three founding members of the group that has grown to about 20 members.

Items in the show range from big and small, including a colourful assortment of handwoven scarves and towels.

“Everything from little felted dryer balls to clothing and blankets,” Hoy said. “We encourage and develop our skills, learning new things and enjoying the projects that are brought to the group. Although we began as a weaving group, we have now included all manner of fibre ides, including knitting, hooking, felting, dyeing, and more.”

Spin Me a Secondhand Yarn runs from Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 15 at the Sooke Art Council’s gallery at 2043 Church Road.

The free event is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

“We’re really pleased to be able to include live music with a jazz band in the afternoon on Saturday, June 15,” Hoy noted.

Sooke Fibre Arts Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10;30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sooke branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library at 6671 Wadams Way.

Hoy encourages anyone interested in joining or finding out more information to drop by during a monthly meeting, or call Meredith at 250-642-4870.

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