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a third fall fair

September 20, 2015

my third and final Fall Fair this year

P1070627judging the hand spinning on Salt Spring Island

P1070645famous for sheep

P1070628this beautiful sweater won the rosette

P1070628knit entirely from handspun

the coloured embellishment is hand embroidered on leather

the spinner has just started spinning and this is his first project

P1070636yes ladies!

Jim Erickson is the spinner, knitter and designer

I was lucky enough to speak to him the morning after judging

he consented to pose and allowed me to show it here

last year he won an award at the fair for his quilt

see it here

also a winner of an Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 2012

P1070634there were many baskets entered, this was my favorite

P1070637 a good display of quilts

these pieced and stitched panels, each done by a different person

P1070640depicting Fulford Harbor, where the ferry docks

amazing what talented people can do with fibre

(click on the picture to enlarge)

P1070639can you see the ferry in the middle panel…

P1070663and the birds on the foreshore?

P1070665the weather was overcast and grey but no rain

looking south from Fulford Harbor towards Vancouver Island

P1070675the ferry is loaded and heading out of the harbor

a few more pictures tomorrow and then it’s back to weaving

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2015 4:13 pm

    What a grand sweater – warm and pretty and made by hand!
    Hope you get a nice long rest – you’ve worked hard at judging this year!


    • September 20, 2015 4:46 pm

      Kjerstin – I’ve told everyone that I’m retiring! Start a weaving class Mon.evening, only 2 students. Back to Conference meetings tomorrow.


  2. September 20, 2015 6:46 pm

    so true, LOTS of work judging! but lots of rewards as well, to see such riches.


    • September 20, 2015 7:36 pm

      Aimee – it’s all about community, meeting old friends and seeing what everyone is working on.


  3. September 20, 2015 7:38 pm

    Jim Erickson is amazing! Such talent. And you deserve a good rest after all your work judging. Thanks for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm!

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    • September 21, 2015 7:15 am

      Heather – it was that I was there when he was Sat. morning and I could talk to him about the work, amazing man.


  4. September 21, 2015 4:55 am

    Wow–that’s a multi-talented guy! I love his quilt, too–the range of skills is so impressive!


    • September 21, 2015 7:13 am

      Kerry – I couldn’t believe he had only just started spinning, amazing work. Someone has given him a loom so who knows what he will do with that.


  5. vdbolyard permalink
    September 22, 2015 2:43 am

    it is SO much work, the judging…but that sweater, holy moly! fine basket, too.


    • September 22, 2015 8:26 am

      Velma – started teaching a new beginners weaving class Mon. that’s a challenge. J.E. is one amazing man. His quilt from the year before is also incredible.


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