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  Follow the museum on Twitter at @ASurreyMuseum and like the museum on Facebook at @HeritageSurreyBC

Just Posted

White Rock rail forum leads to renewed calls for relocation

Upgrading safety is not enough say local politicians

McCallum says Surrey LRT communication plan close to election is ‘perceived interference’

McCallum ‘gravely concerned’ Surrey and TransLink will violate election financing rules, but city says all rules will be followed

White Rock’s Johnston Road to re-open on schedule: city

One lane in each direction expected to open by Friday at 7 p.m.

Two Surrey volleyballers set to play for Team Canada

Brianna Beamish and Kiera Van Ryk in Japan for FIVB World Championships

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read