I finally have some pictures!
But, first a life update (those pics are a few weeks old already anyways!). Working two full-time jobs is just as crazy as it sounds. Just before Fibres West in March, the work to prep was very intense. Packages had to be out the door for delivery more than a week in advance of the show. My next show is Wasoon in Sault Ste Marie May 2-4. I’ve been prepping for Wasoon since I returned from BC. The line up for these two shows is quite different. The farm has been pretty frozen over this year with our late spring. This past weekend was an insane mix of friends travelling in from Victoria BC (great to see you both!), the Maple Syrup Festival in Elmira, and teaching a spinning class in Toronto at Lettuce Knit!
Fibres West was awesome! I had a great time in BC meeting new people and finding an amazingly aware audience for the bast fibres.
Just before the show, I was still drying out the hemp skeins I overdyed. They get a run through the washing machine and a light run though the dryer before I wrap them up again.
I put a 3 ply hand knit hemp sweater into the gallery.
These were the most colourful people of the show! Everything hand-made!
Funny how that’s my goal too! I’m halfway there! This is my hand knit 6 ply hemp sweater.
It was great to meet everyone, and I can’t wait to see you all again possibly in October.
My present work contract ends in April. I’ll be more in touch and up to date after that!