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.