Cindy Hoppe Fibre Artist

Meet Cindy Hoppe from Biggar, Saskatchewan and her wonderful fibre art work.  We are pleased to welcome her as a first time Manitoba Fibre Festival vendor this year.       Cindy Hoppe Fibre Artist:  I make jackets, sweaters, ponchos, vestments and wall hangings using primarily wool. How did you get started? I took my mom’s [...]

Queenston Crafts

Lynn Gibson of Queenston Crafts in Winnipeg describes her passion for upcycling and sewing with natural fibres --  I make upcycled wool, cashmere and angora mittens from thrift store sweaters.  I machine wash and dry the sweaters to encourage shrinking and felting of the wool so the mittens are thick and warm, and also line [...]