Thursday, October 29, 2015

autumn times

It has been a long long time since I wrote a blog post.  It has been a busy 6 months full of work (dream job as supervisor of Greenwich in the PEI National Park), gardening, house renovations, vacation to Newfoundland and weaving.

I finished my working season with Parks Canada about three weeks ago.  Five days later, my partner and I flew to the west coast of Newfoundland for a much needed week-long vacation.  We used to live in Corner Brook and this was our first trip back since we left in 2009.  We made our way up to Gros Morne National Park where I participated in a one day lichen dyeing workshop as part of the Fibre Arts NL Conference.  We went for walks, basked in the majesty of the landscape, and relaxed.

I am now in the midst of fall craft fair season.  I just finished my first fair of the fall last weekend - the Heart and Pocket Revue in Sackville, NB.  I am now also selling my work at a little shop in Sackville called Earth Gallery.  Over the next couple of weeks I am trying to get as much woven as possible for the two upcoming fairs I'm doing this year.  I will be selling my handwoven wares at the PEI Crafts Council Christmas Craft Fair at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown from Nov. 13 - 15, and Halifax Crafters at the Olympic Centre in Halifax. NS from Dec. 4 -6.  This year I am ramping up my production of housewares such as tea towels and cloth napkins, while still doing the fine ikat-dyed scarves I've been making for years.

 Cotton and linen tea towels.

 River scarves, fresh off the loom, ready to be felted.

 The stunning entrance of Bottle Cove, NL.

 Sunset in the Bay of Island, NL.

Lobster Cove in Gros Morne National Park, NL.