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September 10, 2021

the Victoria Weaver’s Guild has organized a virtual Saanich Fall Fair show and tell

thank you Laura for the easy, accessible site

2021 Saanich Fair Challenge

have a look, the pictures are great – my only criticism is there are only 39 entries, from 13 people

the guild has approximately 130 members – what have you all been doing??

when you go to the site click on the individual picture and the ” i ” in the drop down menu will give more info

 you can participate by clicking on the “heart” to vote for  your favorite in each category

the dye pot of hollyhocks was starting to go mouldy but there was still lots of colour

so I threw in an old favorite white shirt – alum mordant

although well worn the quality of the cotton is still excellent

a soft purple/grey – and I’ll get a couple more years wear out of it

again here is silk, cotton and wool felt – dyed in one home-grown vat

the wool is much greener than the picture shows

natural dyes continue to surprise and enchant me

I met with four other tapestry weavers at Willows Beach under the trees

and enjoyed a show and tell in real time

across the Strait, in Washington state, Mount Baker looks almost naked

I have never seen it with so little snow – the result of a very hot summer


10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2021 8:25 pm

    That’s the perfect grey for me, just a touch of blue-purple!


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    September 11, 2021 3:32 am

    I love the colour of your shirt – just the shade I want for my next duvet cover! Maybe I should start growing hollyhocks!


  3. September 10, 2021 4:14 pm

    okay I love the whole show, hard to decide the best one to love – so I’ve put my (heart) vote is for Brenda and her “basket” – it’s the honesty she has said about said craft and the basket is sculptural…(Jean, I hope you can forward my thoughts to Brenda) 🙂


    • September 10, 2021 10:35 pm

      Catherine – you can vote for your favorite in each of the separate categories. Brenda’s sister is a basket weaver, I think she entered this as a sort of joke. I’ll tell her you liked it.

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      • September 11, 2021 12:13 pm

        I went back and voted in most of the categories…


      • September 11, 2021 12:25 pm

        Catherine – I hope you enjoyed the virtual show, I enjoyed sharing it around the world.


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