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summer holiday

September 28, 2013

this was it – a quick trip to the big city and it definitely didn’t feel like summer!

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Granville Island, Vancouver

 has its own micro brewery

events 647day 1 was grey and gloomy

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a little shopping –  dye, soap, silk, a fabulous polymer clay button

a handwoven, organic cotton towel from India

and not a single book!

events 657the detail in the woven borders is what sold me – gorgeous

the covered mall has everythingevents 642produce

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 my reason for going

the opening of Bryan’s exhibition at The Silk Weaving Studio

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as it is not my work all you get is a glimpse

I had such a good time at the opening I forgot to take pictures

Bryan was surrounded by an appreciative audience, all you could see was the top of his head

day 2 was torrential rain

and after a 45 minute bus ride, a 1 hour 40 minute ferry trip and a 50 minute drive

I felt a little like these faded roses

–past my due date!

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so what do you think?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2013 5:22 am

    lovely roses! and bryan’s work..what can i say that hasn’t been already said? great to hear it all went well.


  2. September 29, 2013 12:55 pm

    SO many lovelies to admire! 1st the gray wet weather. It’s still sunny and in the 90s F here; I love it but sometimes cold RAIN is so exciting. The towel…sigh…I so admire the Indian cotton textiles. Dragonfruit and mangosteen, YUM! Bryan’s exhibit…icing on the cake.


  3. September 29, 2013 8:32 am

    Heather – Bryan had a large crowd of admiring fans. I’m always eager to go and delighted to come home.
    Velma – the towel is bath towel size! I simply could not resist.
    Blandina – the triangles up the border require a colour change in each weft shot and the thread is finer than sewing thread. I will try some samples – with thicker yarn.


  4. September 29, 2013 8:22 am

    I would love to see more detailed pictures of Bryan’s exhibition, your teasers look amazing. I hope he will blog about it. Everything in your post looks great too (well, maybe the cakes aren’t to my taste but they’re still clever). If only I had a smell i phone for those wonderful faded roses, so beautiful.


    • September 29, 2013 8:25 am

      Lis – Bryan’s work was truly amazing, don’t know how he found the time considering everything else that was going on.


  5. September 29, 2013 7:56 am

    the amazing towel that makes me covetous…even though i have your amazing gift towel!…and bryan’s exhibition. congratulations to bryan! hugs to you both!


  6. lagriccia permalink
    September 28, 2013 10:51 pm

    I was wondering if you had been at the opening and seen Bryan. His pieces look terrific, I would like to be there and see with my eyes, but it would take longer than it took you!
    I love the Indian tea towel, will you put your hand at making the amazing border?


  7. September 28, 2013 10:33 pm

    I’m sure Bryan was very glad to see you at the opening. His work looks amazing. Granville Island is always fun, but it’s also always good to get home again.


  8. Renee permalink
    September 28, 2013 8:32 pm

    I love it! You make me want to go!


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