Thursday, 27 April 2017

What a weekend!

The Kootenay Fibre Fest this past Saturday was a memorable event filled with incredible colour,


 cascades of fibre,

nuances in grey,


wonderful contrasts,


braided rainbows,


 cocoons,

and baskets of sunshine.


It was impossible to stay hands off!


The try-it station presented by the local quilting guild was luscious (and very busy),


and an indigo-dyed display by Anne Fetterly was rich with a range of soft blue to midnight sky.


I was endlessly fascinated  by the spinning that was going on behind me on the stage,



while at the table in front a needle felting try-me joint project by attendees was pure delight in its evolution.


The mono-printing station I occupied was busy enough that this is the only photo I have, taken just before the gates opened.


Even our local sasquatch got in on the act, getting dolled up for the occasion.

I believe this photo is by Mel Hadiken-Joy


All in all, it was an immensely successful day, compliments of Carmen Ditzler and her team.  Plan a road trip for the next year - you'll be so glad you did!

22 comments:

  1. It looks like it was a fun and colourful event. Glad it went well.

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    1. It was a great event, Val, and I hope the second of many, many more. Carmen and her team did a fantastic job and I LOVED all the yarn bombs they did around town.

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  2. Oh my gosh - it just looks like a paradise to me ... wow.. that must have been so much fun !
    Thank you for the Fotos Win Dinn!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. It was outstanding, Susi...I was drooling over the colour the whole day!

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  3. Looks like a great event ! Happy you had fun !
    Corrie x

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    1. It certainly was, Corrie...paradise for colour & fibre lovers!

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  4. You know Win... I have only seen textiles like that on TV. Yes, I know - I'm deprived!!! Heheheheh!!! I absolutely LOVED seeing these photos. What GORGEOUS colors and textures. I have never seen needle felting either - what a WONDERFUL piece. As always... delightful post. Xj.

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    1. Definitely deprived, Joi - you'll have to plan a road trip to us for next year!!! I was so impressed with the needle felting - some amazing work there!

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  5. Okay I'm jealous now! I wish I could be there ,so much yummy fibers. ��

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    1. Totally agree, Gerda - it was amazing to see it all!

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  6. My dear I wouldn't have a clue what to do at a fibre festival but I do adore your fibre...and have my own evil plans for them...lol
    I also love the ape sculpture very stylish...my laugh for the day.

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    1. I'm glad you've got some plans for them, Deann- they were just so luscious! I, too, loved the dressed-and-ready-to-go-sasquatch...such pizzazz!

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  7. Great post, Win.
    Excellent colour abounded for sure.
    Please and disappointed that you were so busy at your station that you have no time to stop and photograph all the folks who tired their hand a gel printing on fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Alice. I was hoping to have someone there to take photos but the place was just rocking - nobody had time!!! The worst of it was there were so many fabulous pieces created - I wanted photos for inspiration!

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  8. Looks like fun and filled with color!!!
    BTW...these photos are artwork!!! Gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jan - it was a great event. I forgot to mention that the sasquatch photo was one by Mel Hadikin-Joy - isn't it a beauty?!

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  9. How fabulous! Look at all of that glorious color in such "I have to touch it" fibers!! lol Sounds like the event was a huge success Win!! So happy when you share these times- thank you my friend! xx

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    1. It was a terrific event, Jackie; I love anything that showcases hand-crafted work, and this was a marvel of that in so many forms. I have to touch it, indeed! xo

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  10. What a wonderful play space it must have been! Just want to reach out and run my hands through the rainbow :)

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    1. I'm in total agreement Tracy...it was riotous with colour, and hard to keep my paint-splattered hands away from things!

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