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Fibres West 2010

Today I went to Fibres West. Part of Metro Vancouver (is that what they're calling the Greater Vancouver Regional District these days?) it was still a 45 minute drive from the eastern edge of Burnaby. At least there was free parking at the end of it. 8) Friday, March 26th (10-8) Saturday, March 27th (10-5), 2010 AgRec Building Abbotsford Exhibition Park Grounds, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC http://www.fibreswest.com/ Now, there used to be a show called Fibrefest International that was held close to the same place (the Tradex, I think) and apparently there still will be (see http://www.mail-archive.com/fibernet@yahoogroups.com/msg09426.html) I would point you at their website, but it looks like someone missed the domain name renewal and squatters got it. I thought that the two shows were related, maybe run by the same people, but now I'm not sure anymore. Certainly the same subject matter is being covered, although no live animals at this one to the disappointment of the offspring. Read more

Oasis Bead Show Vancouver 2010

Show season here'bouts has just begun. The next 2 months has at least 6 craft-ish shows I'm very interested in seeing. In fact, I missed one 2 weeks ago which at least my wallet thinks was a good thing. (I'm sure I signed up for a mailing list, did you send me any email? No. *a dark cloud of disgruntlement hangs over my head*) In any case, today I went to the Canadian Bead Oasis Show, Vancouver 2010 MARCH 26-28 2010 Empire Landmark Hotel Lower Level, Coal Harbour Room 1400 Robson St. Vancouver BC Canada SHOW HOURS Friday noon - 8pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm http://www.oasisshows.com/Vancouver/2010/ Went Friday noon-ish. No problems finding street parking (meters). Read more

Bead Dreams 2009

The annual Bead and Button Show competition and exhibit, Bead Dreams 2009, submission deadline is fast approaching. The deadline date for submissions is April 6, 2009. The entry details are below, follow the link for full details: 1. Lampwork / Glass - New category for 2009!: This category will include beads, buttons, components, jewelry, or jewelry-related objects that are 85% or more glass made by the applicant. Entries that use someone else's glass beads or components should be entered in the Finished Jewelry category. 2. Polymer Clay: This category will include beads, buttons, components, jewelry, or jewelry-related objects that are 85% or more polymer clay. 3. Beaded Objects or Accessories: This category will include a non-jewelry item or accessory, including, but not limited to, purses, shoes, sculptures, or wall hangings. 4. Seed Bead Jewelry: This category will include beaded beads, a piece, or an ensemble of jewelry, that is predominantly seed beads or bugle beads, including, but not limited to, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Read more

Silk Workers

picture of a textile worker amidst cones of thread, silk? The Big Picture is a blog by the Boston Globe where they post (I know this will be a surprise) big pictures. High quality professional photographers taking narrative photos. Are they all used in news articles or are these the extras (or a combination)? Haven’t cared enough to find out. It is enough for me that they are there for us to see. Each post has a theme, and this set which caught my eye is called “at work”. I find it interesting in a set of 45 photos capturing jobs ranging from fireworks packing to model train building that 3 appear to be silk workers.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/at_work.html

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