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I’m pickin’ up good Fibrations

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!

Here are the details:

Fibrations 2018

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 10-4

Where: The Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC

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!

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Need some fibre in your life?

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?

 

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Thank you!

Happy New Year!  Okay, I’m a little late on that, but it still counts!

I wanted to send out a thank you to all of you. I feel so fortunate to have so many supportive people in my life.

This was especially apparent during my brief but fun market “season”. You listened to my ramblings about stock and all things market related (in person and/or online), witnessed the disaster scene as I prepped, and came out to the markets to shop, visit, supply me with drinks and man the table for breaks.

There will be more later on markets that are upcoming, but for now, thank you!!

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December Markets

I can hardly believe it’s already December… time is just zipping by!

I wanted to put out a quick post to let people know that I’ll be participating in two Christmas markets at the Victoria Public Market (#6 1701 Douglas Street). The first will be on Monday the 4th, the second on Monday the 18th. I’ll be there from 10:00 – 4:00 for sure, but will probably stay until the 6:00 closing time.

I’ll have a mix of 2D (framed and unframed images) and 3D needle felting (pears and penguins), as well as some sterling silver and copper jewellery.

I’d love to see you there!

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Penguin Update

All the world loves a penguin… or at least 10 people do.  The first penguin needle felting workshop is full, and last I heard there were only two places left in the newly scheduled November 25th workshop. Contact the Beehive if one of those spots is meant for you!

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