Common Threads: Volume 22, November 2023

15 November 2023

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Nice to see a good-news story about a wool-mill business being passed along to the next generation, rather than just closing. Sons and a nephew of the original owners of Belfast Mini Mills are keeping the business alive, focussing on selling miniature mill operations to wool processors around the world.

If you’re in the GTA, we hope to see you on December 9th at Indigodragonfly’s mini pre-holiday market, Arts and Sweaters, at the Arts and Letters club in downtown Toronto. Click here for more information and tickets.

Have you watched the new documentary The Cowichan Sweater, streaming for free on CBC Gem? You really should! The Pembina Firebreshed is hosting a talk with the filmmaker, Mary Galloway, via Zoom on Wednesday November 29th at 5pm CST

On the Craft Council of B.C. website, artist and wood-turner Allan Cusworth writes about the value of public demonstrations of art and craft.

A reminder about other upcoming holiday markets:

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