Here's the set up before we opened. We had almost 100 visitors a day for three days. I'm still exhausted. When one works quietly with only the dog for company it's a bit of a shock to suddenly interact with so many people. But I had very positive conversations and people seemed interested in my work.
Siki McIvor very graciously asked me to share space in her home studio. Siki is an amazing felter and dyer.
She had a table of gorgeous reversible fingerless gloves and gauntlets. Check out her website for more lovelies.
She had a delightful assortment of hats, scarves, tops and even a seamless felted jacket. Many of which sold.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.