Unravelled- a local wool story

In the fall of 2021 we took on a two month residency at Sparrow Artspace in
Bridgeland. We took over a 700 square foot space with a gallery show and maker space. Our show was titled Unravelled and aimed to highlight artist’s who create with materials within our local fibreshed and to educate the public on the importance of looking into creating with materials locally. We had seven artists showing and one was a local shepherd as well. 

We were open to the public five days a week so within this time we were able to host drop in free crafting workshops, a craft night, workshops and a lecture by  local shepherdess Tara from Providence Lane Homestead on the issues of sustainability and the Canadian wool industry.

We had rug hooking, needle felting, wet felting, natural dying, knitting and crochet on display as well as a photography exhibit of local sheep and alpaca. We even had a young artist who was 10 years old. Our show brought in patrons from all over Alberta and our Zoom lecture on the Canadian Wool Industry  had participants from all over Canada .








We also had a maker area where we showcased needle felting kits and supplies by The General Bean and Artfelt Studio as well as wool yarn from our local mill Custom Woollen Mills, local wool naturally dyed by Dandy Lynn Studio and alpaca yarn grown by Tara and milled by Custom Woollen Mills.












Artists Showcased 

Jamie Lynn Bowen

Mike Ault

Sabina Ault

Cathleen Macdonald 

Ola Birch

Tara Klager

Sonia Mccaul

Maker Area Supplies

The General Bean

Art Felt Studio

Custom Woollen Mills

Providence Lane Homestead