For Faith Drinnan, working with fibre is about more than the items she creates; the mental health aspect is what she values most.
“It’s very relaxing,” said the Baddeck resident, who was in Bible Hill for Fibre Frolic. “It should be prescribed for people.
“In the past, I felt that, even is the things I made were thrown into a fire, it would have been worthwhile doing it because of the mental health benefits.”
Drinnan brought a loom to Fibre Frolic and was weaving with mohair. She learned to weave and spin at the Gaelic College, and now also does felting.
She and her aunt, Faith Drinnan, attended wool fests and felt something similar was needed in Nova Scotia, so Faith organized the first Fibre Frolic for the area.
Demonstrations took place throughout the day on Friday. On Saturday, there will be more demonstrations, as well as a market with fibre supplies and completed items for sale. Fibre Frolic is being held at the Farm Equipment Museum, on the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition grounds, and admission is free.
Visitors are welcome to visit the Canadian sheep show and sale, in the Agridome, while they’re on the grounds.