Spring Sale and Bird Watching

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

Every spring the little fish whose remains are pictured above reminds us of the awesomeness of natural phenomena and how all living things are interconnected.  The herring spawn in March and April coincides with the arrival of Brant geese on their long journey to their summer breeding grounds.  Our area becomes a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers and we celebrate with a month long Brant festival.
This year our guild decided to participate in the festival with a show and sale of our works, many of which have a Brant or natural theme.

flightless birds not Brant geese

 Today we were busy getting ready for our Elegant Threads and More event.  Members bring their sale items to our studio the day prior to the sale.  We never know what will show up or how many tea towels we will have to fit on the display racks.  It is exciting to see what new items and designs people have been working.  No matter what shows up our display diva, can come up with a prop or stand to display it.

Mr Fixit performing last minute adjustments

 Doug is working on a display for items inspired by the colours and symbolism of the Brant Goose itself.
Linda, Myrtle and Pat are busy sorting and hanging scarves and shawls and clothing so they can be moved to the sale area first thing in the morning.

where can I hang this ?
so many scarves
checking  out the hats
recording the inventory

Sylvia is recording inventory for the guild store.

When the doors to the sale room open tomorrow at 10 am, all of this chaos will have been brought to heel and you’ll see an inviting display of unique hand crafted items.  Everything from silk fusion lamps and felted bags to mushroom dyed hats or rugs made out of jeans.

towels inspired by the ocean and Brant geese

The sale runs Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6  from 10 am to 4pm at Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Street in Qualicum Beach.  There is parking in the lot off Primrose.

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