What a week it was in Penticton! It was such an inspiring time having the chance to meet so many talented felt artists and see such amazing work, both in the gallery of professional works and in the wonderful pieces coming out of the many workshops.
It’s possible that the next felt::feutre will again be held in Penticton in two years, but wherever it happens it will definitely be worth being involved! Kudos to Fiona Duthie, the coordinators and volunteers who made this such a successful event.
Our thanks to the many felting workshop participants and instructors who made us feel so welcome and appreciated. Business was brisk, but we had many opportunities to chat with visiting felters from all over Canada and abroad. Sharon had a chance to study many inspiring pieces, including fabulous jackets and scarves by Jean Gauger. She even managed to make a purchase and is now the proud owner of one of Jean’s exceptional scarves!
While at felt::feutre, we discovered an innovative and another perfect use for Chaotic Fibres’ Angelina. Richard Wilby is an avid fly fisherman, owner of Forged Fly Fishing. He makes his own fishing flies, and he gave us two flies to show his use of the Angelina to create sparkle and attract fish.
The Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival is next on our list! This popular island event happens on Saturday, October 15th at the Cobble Hill Hall from 10am until 4pm. Come and see lots of local fibre and great products.
Sharon’s been busy ordering to restock and to add a few new items. New Felting Ball Brausers in 6 colours will be here soon after selling more than three dozen in Penticton! More of the Cape Merino that was so popular with felters at felt::feutre, needle felting pads – including some half-sized at 10cm by 15cm and 4 cm thick, some of the Merino/Tussah /Flax that created quite a buzz in Penticton – a similar buzz to the ultrasoft Merino/Alpaca/Camel/Silk that caught many an eye.
We’re also restocking prefelt, with 10 colours of Superlight Merino and more of the beautifully soft Merino/Silk 80 – 20 prefelt in Natural White and Storm. And more: Icelandic Top, Wool Nepps, the popular 19m Extra Fine Merino in a few new colours. We hope we will have some of these in time for Cowichan Fleece and Fibre! As always, if you want us to have anything specific on hand for the 15th, just email or call us. Hope to see you there.