Can you believe it is already July?! I certainly can’t.
I’m happy to announce that there will be another pop-up art show happening this year. Five of the artists are the same as last year, and we have one new artist, Lori Hargreaves (a quilter) joining us. The other artists are Jean Topham (ink paintings), Lisa Gould (printmaker), Kathy Buettner and Wendy Merk (painters).
The details for the show are:
Dates – August 6-7, 2022 Time – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (both days) Location – 164 Cambridge Street (Fairfield)
I will have both felted work (flat and some 3D) and jewellery – mainly sterling silver, but the odds are good that some copper and brass will show up, as well as semi-precious stones.
Please feel free to share this page with people who might be interested. Let me know if you have any questions.
I will be posting some dates for upcoming classes for 3D needle felting at the Beehive Wool Shop soon – first I need to make some samples. Watch this space for updates!
It has been a very long time since my last post – whoops! But I’m happy to let you know that there are two autumn needle felting workshops scheduled at the Beehive Wool Shop, located at 1700 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC. These workshops are for beginners – no experience required. All supplies will be provided.
The first will be on Sunday, October 20, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, and we will be making a needle felted pumpkin.
The second workshop will be on Sunday, November 17, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, and we will be making a fox.
You can sign up for the classes via the Beehive website. Hope to see you there!
It’s almost time for the fall Island Knits Yarn and Fibre Market – yay! I’m happy to be participating again – it’s such a lovely day of talented makers and gorgeous colours and textures. I should also mention the incredibly yummy food available from the vendor restaurants at the Victoria Public Market.
You’re probably thinking “boy is she bad at spelling – she’s made a spelling error in the title.” Nope – it’s correct. Have you heard of Fibrations? It’s a yearly community-based celebration of fibre, and this year I’m going to be part of the market – yikes! It’s a bit terrifying as it is a larger market than any I’ve done before, and I have will have much more space than my usual 3×6 table. I’ve vowed to myself that I’m not going to leave everything until the last minute (like I usually do), and I’ve already started working on some jewellery and wet felting. Fingers crossed I can keep it up or I will be one stressed Dee in August!
Ryan and Stephanie, owners of Knotty By Nature, are the organizers of the event. To help keep costs low for the artists/vendors, they organize a fundraising raffle – the vendors all contribute handmade items, fibre, yarns or tools to be raffled.
On the day of the event you can buy your raffle tickets at the raffle table for $2 each. With your ticket(s) you get to choose which prize(s) you might win. There is a strong fibre arts community in Victoria, and it definitely shows in the potential prizes.
You can find the Fibrations website here, and I’m quite sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about this market from me.
Here’s a picture of me and the neighbour cat – he visited while I was wet felting – we had quite the conversation!