Tapestry wool (and one spool of lovely linen) from the Fibre Fair
Just a little shopping spree brag blog post here. I visited the Calgary Spring Fibre Festival on May 12, 2018 and picked up a few different items.
From one seller I bought a lovely spool of natural hemp (as recommended by my friend from @Black Sheep Textiles) and from Aubusson House Fibres Fine Yarn & Supplies I bought a number of spools of tapestry yarn. These were $10.00/lb, and I bought 3lbs. This should be plenty of yarn to play around with, and usually sells for $15.00 for a 1/4lb spool. Continue reading
Lining up to get into the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale in Calgary
The Calgary Grandmother’s Fabric & Yarn Sale started yesterday and runs today – but the Edmonton sale is only a one-day sale.. and today is the day!
I’ve never had the chance to visit the Edmonton sale, (and won’t get the chance today either because I have a few other things to do) but if it follows the same price structure and variety as the Calgary, Red Deer, and Lethbridge charity sales I’ve been to – it should be a must-visit if you are in YEG!
Lots of people lined up to get into the 2017 Grandmother’s fabric sale. I was so far back, even though I got there an hour early!
I’ve already posted about the Calgary sale… but here are other Grandmother’s Fabric Sales happening for 2018.
The Red Deer Grandmother’s Fabric Sale will take place on April 21. They’re currently looking for donations which can be dropped off at Gaetz Memorial Church. More information about the group and the sale on their website.
Just part of the line up to get into the 2015 Grandmother’s fabric sale
Today is the first day of the 2-day Grandmother’s Fabric Sale for 2018! Who will I see down at 5010 Spruce Drive S.W. in Calgary today or tomorrow?
I love this annual fabric and yarn sale, first because the prices are great, the selection is always unique and interesting, and the proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Selfie wearing my new spiral-striped red and blue naalbound hat.
When I took a class at the SCA Twelfth Night event on nålbinding, I asked the instructor about the spiral design I’ve seen by a few other textile artists. While the instructor didn’t have advice, since she hasn’t used that design yet, I was still inspired to give it a whirl myself all the same.