Our Spring Sale

by | Apr 11, 2019 | Uncategorized

tag for Brant inspired works

This year we took inspiration from the local Brant Festival that celebrates nature and the cycles that play out along our shores.  As part of the festivities we held a two day show and sale of members’ works many of them inspired by the migration of the Brant goose.  We even developed a special tag for items inspired by the bird.

Brant and ocean inspired towel

The Brant festival organizers were very supportive and helped to publicize our event.  We appreciate all their efforts to make the entire festival a success.

As our membership grows so do the interests of the members and that is reflected in some of the new items that were included in Elegant Threads and More.  Several of our members are interested in working directly with raw fibers to create silk or wool creations.  In addition to nuno felted pieces the sale included silk fusion lights and wet felted bags and slippers.

wet felted hand bag
silk fusion lights, they glow from within 

The weavers had been busy with some spring weather related items.  Pieces in neutral or natural coloured yarns were popular.  The scarves on the right are so light you can see through them.

scarves

shawls

 

We still had plenty of eye catching items that expressed the maker’s love of colour.  Many of the items were hand dyed by the maker using a range of natural and synthetic dyes and a range of techniques from immersion dyeing to hand painting.

hand spun yarn

hand woven scarves 

The set up crew did a wonderful job of turning the chaos shown on the previous post into a calm inviting show that encouraged visitors to browse through the display tables, ask questions and visit for a while.  We hoped visitors would find a piece that would talk to them and ask to be taken home.
We are happy to report that did happen.  Proceeds from the sale will help cover the rent on our studio and let us continue our guild programs. 

 

Thank you to the sale committee and all their helpers, both members and their conscripted family members.  Many hands are required to put on an event of this quality.  If you were able to attend we hope you enjoyed the visit.  If you missed it look for us at Qualicum Beach Family Days in May and at Art in Action in July.

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