Hello my dear friends - there is a great deal of activity in the Cowichan Valley to do with textile arts...........the Spin In! at Providence Farm is this Monday from 10 - 2, wool and lunch provided for your volunteer time, spinning the farm's wool for the new Textile program. Bring your spinning wheel and perhaps a niddy noddy and come and spin to your heart's content (it is also Valentine's Day!). Too bad we couldn't 'heart-felt' as well - haha.
February 26th and 27th marks the second annual Unfinished Project Project - UPP for creativity anyone??? 10 - 3. This year we are having it at Whippletree Junction in the courtyard, right behind the Loom and near Leola's Studio. There is an empty store and the landlady has graciously offered it to us to use. So same format as last year except over two days - that gives everyone an opportunity to join in. Bring your projects with you to trade, finish or give away, start a new project, join in a few unfinished cooperative efforts, or just come and enjoy the company. Bring a mug, your lunch, some fibre to trade, and perhaps a pillow for the chairs. Rumour has it we might have a massage therapist on site to ease our hardworking muscles. There will be a silent auction as well and all proceeds go to the Somenos Transition House in Duncan - we are people helping women and children. Last year we made almost $600 which went to a children's art activity area in the shelter. All textile artists or artists seeking out a new medium are welcome, weavers, knitters, crocheters, quilters, spinners etc. Tell all your friends. And if you have something to donate to the Silent Auction please let me know - Be UPP for inspiration, exhilaration and creation!!! My phone number is 250 701-7340 or at the Loom 250 746-5250
Although not up-to-date, I managed to work on my blog this early early morning - so if there are errors (I couldn't seem to edit it after I posted it...I will try later) please forgive me.
Hope to see you at the above events and if not there in the studio. Thanks so much for being so supportive - my life and studio are richer for your support.