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
Abbotsford Exhibition Park Grounds,
32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC
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://email@example.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.
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
Friday noon - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Went Friday noon-ish. No problems finding street parking (meters).
From 0-5 in the life of my firstborn, I was working on her "baby blanket". It was a knitted blanket and I got the pattern from a dyeing book. I'm fascinated by dyed works, but don't always have the confidence to tackle them. So I decided that I'd knit this blanket with store bought yarn. It wouldn't be that hard to assemble a rainbow from the store would it? Ha!
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.
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.