Spinning a Gabriola Fibreshed

Date: Apr. 2, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Agi Hall

More Info: Maximum 15 participants 
Contact: With the Gabriola Fibershed Working Group
Tickets: $60

Gabriola Fibreshed Working Group is Heather Cameron, Yarrow Koontz, Megan Adams and Alyssa Semczyszyn, 4 textile artists with passion for soil to soil materials.


The fibreshed movement recognizes the ecological and human costs associated with fast fashion and fast craft, and promotes the use of local materials that connect farmers, producers, and consumers. In this workshop you will learn about connecting to our fibreshed and what materials to consider in functional and craft textile creation. Hands-on learning includes processing wool, making a drop spindle, and spinning yarn.

Materials to bring: Rubber gloves. Any wool or linen  processing equipment they have. Clothing that can get a bit dirty and wet. Any personally-made item made from locally farmed or foraged materials for show-and-tell/discussion.

Age 12+



You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Workshops have limited space – spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full. Register early – don’t be disappointed!

Registration for GAC members begins on March 13th.

Registration for the public begins on March 14th.

For assistance, email iota@artsgabriola.ca