On Sunday, April 28, the Slocan Valley Threads Guild will open the gate to one of our favourite events. Inside and out, the Guild will be transformed into a festive marketplace from 10am. until 2pm Members have been collecting donations all year to provide materials for your needs and projects at good prices. Bring a friend and enjoy the vibrant guild community supporting fibre arts in the Slocan Valley.
On the lawn, tents will shade tables laden with lengths of measured and priced new fabric, fleece, skeins and balls of yarn, notions, books, patterns, craft supplies and even equipment for sale at reasonable prices. Equally popular is ‘the garden centre’ where shoppers can find perennial plants, food plants (like berries and rhubarb), tubers, bulbs, and houseplants. Advice about plant care and placement from experienced gardeners is part of the bargain.
Inside the schoolhouse, there will be a display of members’ latest work and an array of sweets, savouries, soup and buns, coffee and tea. In this space, affectionately called ‘the tea room’, or outside under a shade tent, you might find yourself in conversation with new friends or reconnecting with people you know over a delicious lunch.
At the front gate, we offer coffee, muffins and memberships. For $10, you can join our 132 members who love to create with all kinds of fibre. Bargains are the norm at this well-loved event but note that we don’t have cell service or WIFI. Due to an especially generous donation of upper-end fabric this year, you might want to bring enough cash and/or your cheque book. Admission is free. No dogs please. Our heritage building sits where Highway 6 meets Perry’s Back Road.

Slocan Valley Threads Guild