Wintery greetings. We hope you are keeping warm beneath your layers of wool and alpaca. One benefit of these extra crisp days is that we can enjoy the sight of beautiful clear skies (if we peek out from the blanket fort during the short daylight hours). Have you seen the sun dogs in our blue skies this winter? Glorious. Inspiring.
It’s a new year, with new challenges ahead. As we prepare for the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival, we have a fun challenge for you to join in. (Yes, you – everyone can participate.)
An important part of the Festival’s Mission is to facilitate community-building within the local fibre world. We bring together producers, dyers, makers (of many forms, too many to list each craft right now), vendors, shoppers (also makers), designers, and artists.
Are you a designer? A designer at heart ready to put on some snow-shoes and step into the deep snow of putting your design ideas out into the world? If so, take a look at our Mood Board for the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival design collection. By the way, we welcome crochet too. This isn’t a knitting-only challenge. We’re looking to see your ideas; share your designs with us over the coming months leading up to the September Festival. We’ll be hosting a fun Craft-A-Long this summer featuring designs inspired by this Mood Board. Exact details are coming up in another post.
Wait, are you a dyer or producer? You are invited to play too! As part of our challenge, we invite dyers and producers to create yarns and/or spinning fibre inspired by our Mood Board. We’re going to need some inspired yarns to create our Mood Board-inspired projects.
Crafters, stay tuned. You don’t need to design, dye, or produce fibre to play along. Our designers and dyers will want your feedback before the Craft-A-Long begins.
What inspires you in this montage? Where would you take this? We’d love to hear from you on Facebook, via Instagram, or in a Tweet.
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Questions? We have answers coming in our next post when we lay out the details for you. Let us begin with inspiration and creative play. Share, participate, let us know what inspires you and, if you are so moved, let your fellow fibre folk know if you like what they are sharing. We will also update via our newsletter, so if you’re not already on our list, now is a great time to sign up (on your computer, there is a link-banner in the right column; on your phone, use the Menu option at the top to navigate to the Newsletter page.)