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Monthly Archives: August 2014

SUNDANCE ARTISAN FESTIVAL…(formerly Sundance Studio Tour)

WELLLL I have been told! Got a comment on a post I made 3 years ago about Sundance Studio Tour ending, to the effect that I was not up to date and supportive of this show. I TOTALLLLLLY support this show (please note though that Sundance Studio Tour IS no more and is now actually the Sundance Artisan Festival and is no longer at the old location of 3 years ago i.e. Carmen’s lovely home and gardens, but at the corner of highway 36 and highway 7 behind the Fall River Pub in Maberly). So I was not totallllly wrong! But I do admit, that I do not post about every possible show that is going on in the area. So please visit the show if you can this weekend – it is fabulous and you will not regret the drive. Great artists, food and music.

Check out the website http://www.sundancestudio.ca for more details. I apologize to everyone! Mea Culpa!

Oh by the way – I am not there 🙂

 

 

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OOOOPS….

Jane’s email for the frame is hoceye@gmail.com.

TWIST!!!

was wonderful! If you love all things fibre it is a great show to go to. 60+ vendors of yarns, handspun, roving, sari silks, chiffons etc. – all wonderful alternative fibres for us to use in our hooking – or if you love to knit, crochet, stitch (Penelope had lots of lovely Valdani threads), needle felt, wet felt – again lots of great supplies. Plus finished pieces by various artists including weaving, paverpol, felted items, knit items. I had such fun – renewed my French and hooked and yacked about rughooking for 2 full days. Here are a few pix.

our view off the patio where we were staying with friends…Image 1

some of the finished work by various artists…Image 2

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Image 6  my booth neighbour John…Image 8 my other booth neighbour Amelie…(although she was not in her booth at the time)Image 10 some other vendors…Image 11

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what an amazing idea – this vendor actually has a roaming van with shelves of wool inside…
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and every evening and morning I got to play with these gorgeous babies…Image 21

Jane near Brockville has a frame that she would like to find a home for. If you know how this frame could be used for rughooking please get in touch with Jane at hoceye@hotmail.com. 

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SOME FINAL PIX…

of some of the teachers and and a few of the vendors at Sauder Village…(was not able to snag a picture of everyone – so sorry)

 

my teacher Barb Carroll on the left, Leonard Feenan and Barb’s daughter Robin…

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my project from class – well this is not my hooked version but Robin’s…

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Evelyn Lawrence taught a class across the hall from us… HPIM5825

based on the quilt motifs of Harriet Powers…HPIM5827

the rug at the bottom is by Saundra of Saundra’s Woodland Junction – do you not LOVE that pig!!!…HPIM5826One of the vendors sold the most lovely vintage buttons, laces, ribbons, needlework etc…HPIM5813

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And of course Betsy Reid was there with her lovely wool and rugs…HPIM5657

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Nola was teaching and vending – she has a new book out on knitting with wool strips – reallllllly wonderful…HPIM5634

Ali Strebel’s booth was full of fun stuff I wanted to take home with me…HPIM5633

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A selfie of some crazy woman with Ali (on the right) holding tight to her bag which I coveted… but for which I bought the pattern!!!!…HPIM5628

Tomorrow I will post some pix from the TWIST show in Quebec which was crazyyyyyy busy and wonderful!…

AND THE LAST…

Went out this morning and heard muttering up in the tree – well more like squawking! I thought it was a squirrel warning all the other squirrels to not come anywhere near its supply of nuts but hmmmm there was a realllllly rank smell and when I looked up the tree there was Momma porcupine and in another fork of the tree what looked like a grown up baby porky. The ground was littered with small branches that they had dropped during their eating frenzy. Now this is not a tree I love, it has bugs as the woodpeckers have been at it and IT IS NOT MY WOODEN HOUSE. So EAT AWAY!!!! and stay far from my steps which have been repaired and restained!!!

These are the final pix of the rug show – there were sooooo many rugs I did not get an opportunity to photograph but I am sure you get the picture – the show was amazing. So nice to see some of the rugs from the Celebrations magazine in real life and wow to see so many Canadian rugs! Hope you enjoy the last few pix…

Off to TWIST tomorrow – hope to get a few pix of the vendors there and maybe see some of you!…

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