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  • Incredible Diversity of Fibre Arts

    Incredible Diversity of Fibre Arts

    There are so many ways to create with wool Fibre in today’s world. Here in the Creston Valley we have many opportunities to learn how to create with this diverse material. Here are only a few of the different skills class participants have learned so far:Wet Felting- the process of applying soap and variating temperatures of water alongside agitation to wool to form felt. Wet felting is a very old process and some say it is the oldest textile dating back 6,000 years to the nomadic sheep herders who wore felted clothing (Chad Alice Hagen, 2005). Contemporary wet felting can...

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  • Slice of Paradise- a Gift that Keeps Giving

    Slice of Paradise- a Gift that Keeps Giving

    A Slice of Paradise has a precious story. This quilted landscape was created by twelve different ladies, some of whom belonged to the Creston Valley Fibre Artisans. The creators all have different skill levels, different personalities, and different perspectives of the beautiful valley we live in. The ladies each had a section of an aerial photograph that was taken by local photographer, Ken Alexander. Without consideration of what any of the other ladies were going to do, they set to work on quilting their section. When they came back together after two years and started putting the panels together there...

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  • Fly in the Fibre | Creston BC

    The Genuine Creativity of Youth

    Fly in the Fibre was recently fortunate enough to be a part of the Adam Robertson Grade 7 Amazing Race event. Being a part of these events are always so rewarding; the energy is fantastic, the kids are always appreciative of support from the community, and the events themselves are so well organized by the teachers that the day is truly fun.The students had to do a challenge at each place they stopped at and the places are spread among the town. With little clues they race to destinations and they have to be faster than the rest. With flags...

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  • Building a Creative Hub in Creston

    Building a Creative Hub in Creston

    The dream is to have a place to gather people of all levels with interests in yarn, fibre, and creativity. Meet Fly in the Fibre. There is a great benefit in meeting with people with common interests and creating alongside others. Knowledge can grow and inspirational ideas sprout and spread when there is a healthy sharing of hopes and dreams of projects past and present.“The acquisition of skills is not an end in itself. They are things to be put to use, and that use is their contribution to a common and shared life” John DeweyI don’t think people ever...

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  • Off the Hook | Blog | Fly in the Fibre | Creston, B.C. |

    Fear- Does it Inhibit or Encourage Creation?

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    Just an observation... Over the last few months I have observed several common tendencies among the knitters I have had the pleasure to work with. One in particular makes me very curious. Fear. Fear of the unknown, (will I be able to do this pattern?) fear of failure, (I need to rip back how many rows?), fear of showing (my work is definitely not good enough to post!), and fear of creating (the pattern says to do this and that is the way I have to do it). Sometimes I am not sure how we get any projects done with...

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  • Alpaca Love

    Alpaca Love

    Alpaca Love  What is it about Alpaca's with their ever interesting faces, big eyes, lovely eyelashes and such curiosity emanating from their expressions. Then there is the fibre. Lucious and fragrant, warm and super cozy. With all these qualities, plus the fact that there is no lanolin in Alpaca fleece making it hypoallergenic, the benefits of working with this fibre are remarkable.                                                                       Grizzly Basin Ranch & Skimmerhorn...

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