Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association

Month Flat Week Day
Start Date: Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Categories: SCACA Event*

Mark Your Calendars – March 3, 2018 

Annual Celebration of Arts & Crafts – This is the 11th Year 

You definitely will want to attend this year’s event!  We have 15 very exciting demonstrators lined up for you.  Many are interactive so you can test the techniques to see what you would enjoy learning.  Lots of Your favourites are back and we have some new demos as well, including Canadian Knitters Guild.  Cheryl Sheridan from The Barn Studio will be there with her magic sock knitting machine and will also be promoting her weaving and sock knitting workshops.  Carmen Suter will show you how she paints with acrylics and yes she does offer classes.  Rineske VanBrederode will show off her wire working skills.  Ann Marie Kocela will be making Corded Fabric Bowls.  Catie Raymond offers us a glimpse into how she creates her very special fairyland displays.  Betsy Waterson will be combining her love for beads with felting. 

We are thrilled with the selection of Vendors who have signed on with us this year! Check out the meeting page for more information!

Greenelf Crafts, Heartland Creations, and Gateway Fibreworks are returning with wonderful hand dyed wool, roving, and yarn.  Sheila will have rug hooking kits to get you started the easy way.  Marie has her own knitting patterns and kits.  Gail has knitting patterns, inspiring yarns to complete them, knitting needles, roving etc. 

The Purple Sock will bring us beautifully crafted drop spindles, spinning wheels, and roving for spinning your own yarns.  They will have lots of hand dyed yarns, knitting notions, patterns and knitting with beads bracelet kits.  Debbe and Jane will be demonstrating spinning.  The Purple Sock offers many different classes, sip & stitch days, and knit-a-longs. 

All About Sewing Machines has all your quilting and sewing supplies including threads, notions, lighting etc.  This new store is in the south end of Barrie.  They carry Bernina and Brother and offer classes.  They also do repairs on all machines in case yours needs some tlc. 

G n’R Alpaca Farm has roving, yarns, and many other products made from the fleece of Gail and Raymond’s very own Alpacas!  They have everything you could need to spin, felt, knit, crochet etc.  And lots of inspiration as well.  They offer a great variety of workshops. 

Stitching Impressions will have fabric, notions, post card kits and lots more to get you quilting or sewing.  You will want to check out Ruth’s website  Ruth offers many different quilting services including longarm quilting. 

Knit Witz is located in the Bayfield Mall.  Leanne has lots of different weight yarns in lots of wonderful colours for your knitting or crochet needs.  She will have patterns available with samples of the finished items.  Her store offers knitting classes for adults – and children! 

There will be lots of free door prizes thanks to our vendors and demonstrators!
Our greeters will be Gloria Pengelly and Bette Bull. There will be goodie bags for the first 200 visitors. Sue Bage and Audrey Stillman will be at the Membership Table to promote SCACA.
We will be having a raffle for a year’s subscription of A Needle Pulling Thread. Visit Carol Koenig to hear all about this wonderful Canadian magazine and to get you ticket to win!
Valley Farms is making their awesome Cinnamon Buns for us again. They will be available for purchase at the kitchen along with coffee and tea.