Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Fibre?....

...You've just got to love it!  There are SO many ways to play, and attending the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival was like being a kid in a candy store with unlimited funds! For the nominal entry fee, you could try your hand at wet felting, indigo dying, weaving, needle felting, Gelli printing and so on. And the colour!

Everywhere I looked was a feast for the eyes.  For starters, Andrea Revoy's bowls were filled with it.



 Susan Chamberlain of Riverstone Yarns was right next to me, and her wool was gorgeous, of course!


Anne Fetterley did some fabulous indigo dying - more POW! colour.



Susan 's Riverstone Yarns

I must admit that when I got my area set up, I actually felt I was letting down my side in terms of colour, a rare feeling for me.


Had I the energy, brains or foresight to take a photo at the end of the day, it would have been a different thing altogether.  The area behind my tables above was filled with scores of Gelli-plated fabrics, brayer papers, and first prints on paper that rivalled the other areas for pizazz.  Those attendees had a blast with the Gelli plate, and I was beyond impressed with the way they took to it.

A highlight of the day was watching three artists attempt knitting with/on giant knitting needles. It reminded me of a jousting tournament from King Arthur's Court, with women defending their turf.

Carmen (organizer extraordinaire), Andrea and Susan go at it!

All in all, the attendees and shoppers were delighted, the 'try it' areas were a blast, and it was an amazing event that I hope will be the first of many!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, I've just spotted your thumbnail on my blog and I had to come over! Colour explosion! Love it! Looks like a wonderful place to walk around!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a great day - colour explosion indeed, Zsuzsa. It would have been right up your alley. A trip to Canada next spring, perhaps?!

      Delete
  2. Fabulous colors! Looks like a good time was had by all Win.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a stellar event, Laura - well organized, interesting on so many levels, and fun to boot!

      Delete
  3. I have never been to anything like a Fibre Arts Festival Win but BOY OH BOY did I love seeing your pictures. My favorite photos were the first two - how amazing are the colors??? Incredible. But they were all so interesting to me and of course, loved seeing where you were. I have no doubt you were the MOST COLORFUL spot with all your prints by the end of the day!! YOU AMAZE ME. Thanks bunches for sharing - it was a big treat. XXj. P.S. Thank you too - from my heart - for you comments on my blog. They mean so much coming from you :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those colours were just astounding, Joi - I took photos of every bowl of yarn she had on her table! It was a fabulous event, and I'm sure the first of many here in the valley! x

      Delete
  4. A feast for eyes and creativity! What fabulous colours ..thank you for the photos Winn Dinn -must have bee a super event!!!

    oxo Susi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh it was, Susi - I'm already looking forward to next year, where it will be bigger and better. I understand I'll be doing a workshop or two. ;-)

      Delete
  5. Hi Winn those fibres are to die for, such gorgeous rich colours. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 16

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aren't they just, Angela - they had me drooling all over my Gelli plates, and I was on the far side of the event! :D

      Delete
  6. Wow you fibers are so fabulous and gorgeous would you mind if I used the picture of them for background in my art...no worries if you don't want to.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deann, I'd be delighted, and I'm sure Andrea would be too. If you want more (and I HAVE more, just email me at windinn@telus.net and I'll send them to you, full strength! xo

      Delete
  7. Oh yes, those top two photos put your station to shame - colour wise. No wonder you were drooling. Fabulous, brilliant colour there. So pleased to hear that your fibre show was such a success!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't they just?! Drooling indeed. 'Twas a great day, and more to come next year, I'm sure!

      Delete
  8. PS, those GIANT knitting needles are a gas!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know - I'm sure you can imagine the shenanigans!!!

      Delete
  9. Also make paper from jeans!!! The colour wasn't anything to write home about but the texture was DE-LISH!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SO wanted to try that...well, try everything, really. Next year I'm going to clone myself!!!

      Delete
  10. Did you bury your hands in those luscious bowls of fibres????!!??? YUM!!!

    True story--I used to just pass by all the fibre arts things, until I took a weaving class long ago in college. Now I truly appreciate the whole process, and it's one of the first things that pulls me in. The End.

    Thank you for sharing all the photos!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. How could I NOT fondle them, Trisha - all that delicious colour. I understand about the lack of interest in fibre; it was a high school class that really got me look at it. :D

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments - I value every one!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...