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8th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival October 13th -17th 2015

Kathleen wanted to let you all know about the 8th Annual Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst from October 13th -17th, 2015.

From their website:

The Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival is a 5 day celebration of all things fibre; knitting, quilting, rug hooking, and so much more. Featuring many creative workshops, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations, the festival offers something for everyone! If you’re looking for a little fibre in your creative diet, then this is the festival for you!

Now in its 8th year this award winning festival features exciting creative workshops, stunning exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and some of the region’s most beautiful fibre work. This five day celebration of all things fibre: knitting, quilting, rug hooking, felting, weaving, crocheting, needle work and so much more!

Held in historic Amherst, beginning the Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year; the Fibre Arts Festival embraces all natural fibres and whether you are an experienced fibre artist, enthusiastic novice, or just appreciate fine quality arts and handwork, you will find something to enjoy among the wide range of activities and opportunities the Festival offers.

And check out these videos they have about the event!


Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

From Anita…

At our first Guild meeting of the 2014-15 year, Anita told us about the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts festival. She only had a few brochures with her but here is the information online at their site.


The festival is on from Tuesday, October 14th to Saturday, October 18th. It is in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Here is a little promotional video they have.

Tammachat Natural Textiles Sale (Online and in Mahone Bay, NS)

Thanks to Nancy for this, from an email on June 12 2014 that did not state when sale ends.

30% off TAMMACHAT silk fabrics!

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Their fairly traded, handwoven silk fabrics are available by special order at 30% off listed prices! Visit their SHOP page to see what’s available. Contact them to arrange a private viewing if you’re in Nova Scotia.

Perfect for a range of sewing projects: from jackets, blouses, skirts and pants to cushion covers, table runners and more — get your creative juices flowing!

Organic silks are created by growing mulberry bushes organically, feeding these leaves to heritage varieties of mulberry silkworms, then hand-reeling their cocoons. You’ll notice beautiful textures in these handwoven fabrics.

The conventional silks are handwoven using machine-spun threads. They are smoother in texture than the hand-reeled silks and are lighter-weight.

All TAMMACHAT silk fabrics are coloured with natural dyes, made from barks, coconut husk, leaves, even insect resin. The undyed pieces (upper left) are stunning as is or can be easily dyed.


TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
51 Main St.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
B0J 2E0

Phone:(902) 624-0427