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     I grew up in a big yellow house, a Bed & Breakfast, in South Haven, Cape Breton. I will forever be grateful to my mother for always finding a way to get me to the local Gaelic College each summer. There I explored the many Scottish traditions but weaving and spinning really resonated with me! Instilled in me was a deep love and appreciation for wool and its incredible versatility! 

     After years of spinning on a drop spindle I graduated to producing homespun art yarns by treadling an old cast iron Singer sewing machine base inspired by the Salish peoples of B.C.  I have indulged my fibre addiction further by exploring the ancient world of felting with a strong focus on locally grown fibres, even dog hair! 
     These wove, knit, handspun and felted pieces have led to there being much Ewephoria Felt!

     I also repurpose neck ties, doilies and seat belts into bags and garments to be worn.

Article published in At Home On The North Shore by one of my students in a weaving on an a rigid heddle loom workshop.

There is an awesome magazine called Ply in which each issue is on a single topic. I was inspired by the theme POWER and my writing was chosen and published.

While demonstrating weaving at the first Fibre Frolic organized by Sisterhood Fibres in Truro at thee incredible Farm Equipment Museum I was interviewed and spoke on the mental health benefits of creating.


claire drinnan


687 Big Farm Rd. 

Baddeck, NS

B0E 1B0



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Our local paper here in Baddeck, Cape Breton is The Victoria Standard, as we are residents of Victoria County.  A lovely article was written on my wool experiments. Captured in this picture is my feltloom machine from Kentucky,  my cat on my shoulder and my dog giving me a hug.

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