Fibre Arts Festival & Sale 2019
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Our 9th annual Fibre Arts Festival & Sale will take place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, (located by Fleming College) 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $5.00, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
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Born in Great Britain, Chris Barker has enjoyed working with fibre from an early age, whether embroidery, cross stitch, macrame, weaving, sewing, or knitting. She has also experimented with making batik fabric for sewing projects and hand dying wool for knitting.
Chris has been making fabric art since 2004, starting with quilted landscape wall hangings.
Mostly self-taught she enjoys experimenting with different fabrics, yarns and techniques to make an original art piece. Nature and landscape scenes lend themselves well to collage, but she has also done houses, gardens and figures.
Most of her work is framed fabric collages behind glass. In some pieces she uses special wooden frames without glass to accentuate the texture and beading.
She uses mostly cotton batiks but has used silks, yarns, lace and netting to great effect. Besides fabric collages, she has done numerous children’s play quilts, kits, and cards. She sells her work each year at the Fibre Arts Festival (March) in Peterborough and at the Canoe Museum.
CHIP AND SPARROW
Christina Weeks – Chip and Sparrow
My handmade weaving looms are made by me in Guelph Ontario with locally sourced wood and finished in local beeswax. Made to be easy for a new weaver to use, they are not only functional and affordable, but the most beautiful looms we’ve seen on the market. They can be hung on the wall mid-project and still look great (perfect for those short on space). We also make small, pocket sized looms that can be worked up anywhere. We sell at One of a Kind Toronto, the Textile Museum of Canada, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Woodstock Fleece and Fibre Festival, Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival, among many others. I would be selling our Minilooms, our bracelet weavers, our lap looms, and our tapestry looms.
THE BLACK LAMB
Join THE BLACK LAMB at Peterborough Annual Fibre Arts Festival.
We will have a wide selection of custom roving both superwash and feltable for spinning and wet felting, plus an array of other fibres for your enjoyment.
Pre needle felted batts for needle felters, and custom scarf batts.
NEW this year we will have beginner dye kits, and needle felting kits.
Our collection of knitting, spinning, and felting supplies are a reflection of our passion for these ageless craft.
We invite you to visit our booth, linger, touch the fibres, and be inspired to create your next project.
The Olive Sparrow
The Olive Sparrow focuses on hard-to-find wet-felting and needle felting goods, as well as natural crafting items.
Most of these are exclusively available at the Olive Sparrow – 18, 21, 24 micron merino roving and batt, Swiss mountain sheep wool, WizPick felting needles, industrial felting needles, felting surfaces, 100% wool felt, extra-long locks (i.e. Teeswater from England). 100% wool felt in over 75 colours. Ball-brausers, felting-needle holders.
Beautiful sets of small amounts of colours as well as $5 (taxes included) bags of the different wool qualities will be available at the festival. There will also be wooden peg-figures for crafting with your children – as well as other Waldorf-inspired materials – Swiss doll skin, and super-clean stuffing roving and batt.
THE LIVING CANVAS
Laura Mayo Artist Statement
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Laura has always been surrounded by nature and takes inspiration from it to produce her art.
With over twenty years of experience as a self taught artist, Laura has mastered the art of Sun Dyeing, which involves taking the leaves, flowers and seeds from plants and using them to create permanent images on silk scarves.
Working extensively with other fabric dyes, Laura has also created a line of Ice and Spray Dyed scarves in a fusion of colours to add to her line.
Hand made, perfectly matched scarf jewelry is also available to be purchased along with the scarves.