Fiber Arts Festival weaves Amherst into weekend

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AMHERST – Stiches, pins, knots and needles are busily making the Nova Scotia Fiber Arts a Festival here in Amherst a memorable affair.

Learning about the art of Irish crochet (clockwise from left) Sally Doucette and Darlene Hotchkis picked up some pointers from Phyllis Cameron at Tantramar Radio’s conference room.

Beginning on Tuesday and carrying on today and Saturday, there are more that 20 events still to take place between now and festival’s end, and Beth Estabrooks is reminding sight seers and participants of some changes to the schedule and highlights still to come.

“The fiber auction on Friday (at Tantramar Community Radio) is unfortunately cancelled but the Zonta Bazaar is still (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ay Holy Family Parish) is still on,” Estabrooks said. “And the Because You Count cross stitch [10 a.m. to 3 p.m.] has been moved from the First Baptist Church to our headquarters at Amherst Town Hall on Saturday).”

Friday will be highlighted with a book launch with illustrator Dean Fitzpatrick at 4 p.m. at 33 Church Street, and a Quilters Quarters from 6:30 p.m. at Mrs. Pugsley’s Quirky Quilts at 50 Victoria Street.

On Saturday, Japanese Crazy Quilts will be explained between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Amherst Stadium, as well as a class on sculpting with felt and wool with Carol McCall. That will take place in the morning at the Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio.

For more information on what’s still taking place, visit www.fiberartsfestival.com.

Organizations: First Baptist Church

Geographic location: Tantramar Community, Church Street, 50 Victoria Street Amherst Stadium

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