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Thursday, November 07, 2013

A fun thing that happened at the recent Wearable Art Show was Steve Di Monte the photographer taking pics all day, each day. CYL Photography is his studio. Then on after the last fashion show he went around saying he would do a quickie photo shoot of any of our work for a small are two of the ones he took of my newest designs.

This is a photo of a new thing I tried from a design I already liked, thought I'd try to work it in my own way. I started out with red yarn and a red plastic zip but thought I might not have enough red to finish. I also got bored with the red and knew I needed a pop of another colour so I worked the left front and left sleeve in Cerise, and changed the zip...added a pocket and some interesting detail at the back....I'll get it up on my web site.

I have this one in Black with White stripes...I did make it as stock but decided to keep it for a sample. This one has matching buttons at the front and, though they aren't visible here, the side slits and slits in the sleeves are faced in different colours which are reflected in the buttons I made. I wanted a cute bit of back interest with the shaping.

It was so nice to have a model in a couple of my pieces, though these were taken outside on the front steps, with drizzle happening and packing up going on!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Busy Fall

Well, November is proving to be a really busy time of year (like I don't know after 31 years!). I'm not doing the One of a Kind show Christmas edition but I have some small events that should be fun.

The first one is at the new Anwyn Yarns  just up the road from my house and studio here in Portsmouth Village, Kingston. This is the weekend The Kingston Handweavers & Spinners annual show and sale at the old Portsmouth Village Town Hall.  The owner Meriel Taylor has a lovely space to sell her soft hand dyed yarns, teach dying and knitting and so on. This weekend I will join her with my buttons and will sit and make some buttons in her studio for the event.

Also joining Anywyn Studio will be Purlin' J's Roving Yarn Company fire truck 'Lil Dorothy'...

On the steps of Lil Dorothy at WIFF.

This weekend Portsmouth Village will become the 'textile district' of Kingston! With Annette Willis of Chasinglightningbugs just down the street...around the corner from me, it's wonderful to be surrounded by like minded women.

I met Meriel at the Sheepdog Trials in August where she had a lovely selection of her hand dyed yarn. I have purchased hand spun alpaca and hand dyed yarn over the years to knit up a few lace scarves to have at shows... I may pick up some this weekend for the show I'm in next week. I hope to do a couple of workshops in her space, perhaps over the Winter.

The show I'm in next November 17 & 18 is the Thousand Islands Arts November show and sale in the Rockport Area. There are 25 artisans in four locations and some nice places to eat along the 1000 Islands Parkway.

Thousand Islands Arts November Art Show and Sale 2013

November 16th & 17th

Then I'm at the home of Latimer Soap Works for an open house involving three other artisans. Tamara of Latimer Soaps, Yolanda of Glass Jewellery and Corinna of Nikita herbs and dressings (if you shop the Kingston Market or Cook's you will have found them there. We will have refreshments and samples at this Holiday Open House.

Holiday Open House
Latimer Soaps Works & Friends 

November 23 & 24
27 Riverside Drive, Kingston
(Hwy 2 East from Kingston to Milton Ave)

Well, I had better get back behind the knitting machine! Georgia at Artemisia Gallery in Westport ON has some of my felted things for sale there.