Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival...

...is tomorrow, and I've downright pumped.  I get to play there with my Gelli plates, showing newbies the amazing things that can be done with paint, textile and and these wonderful plates.

I've been making samples like someone possessed, playing with the Gelli plate, ArtFoamies, stamps and stencils till the cows came home (we've got seven cows in the back yard now, vying for room with the two dogs, and I've NO idea who they belong to).

I've printed on coloured broadcloth,


 on linen-coloured UFO (Unidentified Fabric Originating-from-goodness-knows-where) ,


 and on white lining.

 As always, I've way too much fun,


 and apparently I've no idea when stopping might be a good idea!


We were asked to bring an epic fail, and I have to say this was my all-time favourite.  This owl takes wonky to new levels.


The Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival is an event not to be missed.  If you're anywhere in British Columbia, Alberta or the Northwestern US, I suggest you get here tomorrow and play.  There will be indigo dying, felting, silk colouring, drop spindling (??!) and far more to try, to say nothing of wonderful articles to purchase and giant knitting needles to wield.  Come and play.  10 am at the Wynndel Hall.  You'll be so glad you did!

22 comments:

  1. sounds like the festival will be a great event - have fun Win!

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    1. I think it's going to be a blast, Val - hope you're going to pop in to say hello!!

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  2. Great samples ! Have a great time !
    Corrie x

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    1. Thanks, Corrie - I always love meeting artists, and this promises to be a fun day all around!

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  3. Oh -- I would really love to join that!
    Wishing you fun!

    You amaze me with all that fab prints on the different fabrics!
    You are always so inspiring Win Dinn!

    oxo Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi - it worries me sometimes that the hours in a day are too few for all the fun I want to have!! :D

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  4. Love the sample Win, bet you have a lovely time. One day left of the retreat and then I'll post some pics. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. I look forward to seeing those photos, Angela - hope you're having a great time!!

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  5. Break a leg and have one hell of a good time doing it! xox

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    1. It will be a lot of fun, I'm sure - new faces and new play!

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  6. Love the way these look, Win! Stamping on these busy backgrounds is a great idea to make a focal point and turn them into finished pieces of art. The Fibre Arts Festival sounds wonderful. Hope to see more photos later!

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    1. You can bet there will be photos of the Fest - I love seeing what artists get up to, and this will be a great opportunity to do so!

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  7. I love your gelli play!! never have i seen an "epic fail" of yours! You are something else my friend! your art always stirs and inspires me,Win!
    hugs,Jackie

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    1. Thanks, Jackie, although I have stacks of epic fails! I just turn them into something else before they hit the blog. :D xo

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  8. Sounds like so much fun! I wish my 'fails' were as beautiful as yours :) It's autumn here and the knitting needles have come out - it's too hot to knit in the summer - and I'm loving the new variegated yarn I'm working with. Of course, the quilts come out, too. I might just have to make a new one with gelli prints now...

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    1. I'd love to see your Gelli quilt, Tracy, and I'm sure your knitting is marvellous. Do you ever incorporate it into your journals? I just got so hooked on the yarns I saw yesterday - yummy.

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  9. Very cute and it looks like a lot of fun I especially like the gecko what a handsome fellow. Have a great time with your Gelli prints.

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    1. Oh Deann, it was such good fun. And I LOVE turning peeps into Gelli enthusiasts, whether with paper or fabric!

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  10. Wow - these were so fun to see Win. I bet you were totally in your element and loved by all at the festival. Hope you got to play some more while you were there too!!! I think all of these are fantastic! XXj.

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    1. I had a great time, Joi, and very much enjoyed being a virus for creativity. It was a fabulous festival!

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