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!
Then this post is for you. It’s time for the Spring Fibre Festival organized by Island Knits. It’s happening on Saturday, April 14th, from 11:00-3:00 at the Victoria Public Market. I’ll be there with a selection of needle felting and jewellery. Would love to see you!
What would a post about fibre be without a picture of Smudge helping?