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SpiritSong Fibre Studio

Located in Coombs, BC, SpiritSong Studio focuses on using fibres from local producers to invigorate the local fibre economy.  The fibres are mainly processed by hand with love in small batches for a difference you can see and feel.  They are processed without the use of harsh chemicals to ensure the safety of future generations.  We follow the teachings that the earth is borrowed from our children so we strive to leave the earth in better condition than we found it.

The studio is run by Tsimshian Fibre Artist, Cara Barter.  Through working with wool, Cara found connection to her ancestors. Healing energy flows through her fingers as they dance through the wool. Her work connects her to the earth and her ancestors. She is blessed & full of gratitude. She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to live and work on unceded Coast Salish Homelands. Cara has a background in Indigenous Studies and Environmental Studies as well as training in Reiki, Jin Shin Do and Kruger Method.  While attending UVic, Cara was introduced to Fibre Arts through an Indigenous women and children’s group run by Tsartlip Elder May Sam.  May taught the group how to spin wool and Coast Salish Weave.  She taught the importance of working with a good heart and a good mind to pass positive energy into the wool.

About the Artist

Hello, my name is Cara Barter. I am Tsimshian from Lax Kw’alaams, raised on Coast Salish Homelands. I am from
the Gitando Tribe and the House of Skagwe’et. We are a matrilineal people originating from the Northwest Coast of Turtle Island.

Mission

SpiritSong Studios improves the world through art and connection to universal energy.  Every piece of art is infused with good vibes.  True to traditional Indigenous teachings

work is done with a good heart

and a good mind.

We strive to enliven the local fibre market with the production of environmentally conscious fibre arts.  I feel a deep connection with the land and I want to showcase the place where I live in the work that I do.

The culture of the business follows the teachings of my Indigenous culture.  One of the core teachings is to create with a good heart and a good mind so that only good energy goes into the product to be passed on to the wearer.  Wherever possible, the raw products are sourced locally and are hand processed in a healthy way, without the use of harmful chemicals.

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