All things great and fibre

Surrey Museum hosting Fibre Arts and Crafts Festival on Aug. 13.

The Surrey Museum is celebrating all things fibre at the Fibre Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m.

The all-ages, free event will feature demonstrations, displays, live harp music and crafts for both children and adults, as well as Angora bunnies and Surrey’s heritage re-enactment troupe The Re-enactors.

Families are invited to get their hands on all things fibre while sipping samples from David’s Tea.

Highlights for fibre enthusiasts include:

• A finger weaving exploration with Mechtild Morin –  the technique used by the Metis and Voyageurs;

• A visit with fashion historian Ivan Sayers, who will display his antique lace collection;

• A lace display courtesy of the Lace Makers Guild;

• Samoyed Dog Hair spinning with Philippa Joy;

• A selection of notables textiles from the collection at the Surrey Museum;

• Demonstration from PAWS, the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild, the West Coast Knitters Guild and the Fraser Valley Knitters Guild;

• The museum’s Textile Studio and Library, featuring a rare working Jacquard loom, vintage patterns and books and real looms and spinning wheels to try yourself; and

• Intricate displays of rug hooking, knitting, inkle loom weaving and other types of handwork.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and statutory holidays. Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum Society. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.  Follow the museum on Twitter at @ASurreyMuseum and like the museum on Facebook at @HeritageSurreyBC

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