Friday, July 29, 2016

Art on the Street


Here I am in my booth at Art on the Street! It was a great day. The weather was perfect and lots of people came to enjoy all the artwork that was displayed. There were over 87 different artists participating, roving musicians and a kids area by the Children's Art Factory. I very much enjoyed meeting so many people and hearing so many wonderful things about my work. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pile of Work


I'm getting all ready for Art on the Street this coming Saturday! I have piles of work that I've been finishing and framing to get ready for my booth. It's my first time participating in this show and sale and I'm very excited to see it all come together! There are over 80 artists participating including my studio mates, Frances Hahn, Marnie Dallan and Garth Laidlaw. Also, Hoop-La has a booth! Lots to see and do.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Framing Little Woven Things



I've been making these mini woven things and they are a lot of fun! I've been scouring thrift shops for old frames to mount them in and I think these two turned out very nice. I'm using wool felt as the background and sewing the panel right on. I was originally going to hang them unframed, but they are only about five inches across and was afraid they would get lost hanging on a wall. I like the solution!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Animals


I'm getting ready for a big art sale called Art on the Street. It's in mid-July and I've been making lots of things for it. One of the things that I'm really enjoying is making animal dolls. I'm using paper clay, yarn and fabric. I'm using all sorts of fibre arts techniques in making them. These are the current ones - a porcupine, a woodpecker and a badger.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hoop-La


It's time for the second annual Hoop-La show and sale! Cynthia and Frances - the founders of Necessary Arts Company came up with this fun show, not only to showcase artists work, but also as a fundraiser and studio grant! Participants were given a wooden circle to create a piece of artwork with. The finished pieces are on display and can be purchased online. I created a circular weaving on mine. I wanted to use lots of texture and different weaving and surface techniques to create my piece. I'm very pleased with the outcome.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Earth Loom Project!



I'm so excited to be a part of this project at the Guelph Enabling Garden! Building an earth loom with the community for use in the garden is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with some fabulous people! Please come out and participate or visit the garden after September 24th to see the woven creation.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Classes for kids at the Children's Art Factory!

Beginner Knitting Workshop for Kids at The Children's Art Factory

This beginner knitting workshop is for kids 5 and up!
Over three sessions, the kids will be working on learning the basics of knitting. The workshop cost includes instruction and supplies as well as a visit to the Art Factory!

Dates: Wednesday February 25, March 4 and 11
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: The Children's Art Factory 279 Woolwich St. Guelph
Cost: $55.00 includes instruction, supplies and a visit to The Children's Art Factory

To sign up please contact The Children's Art Factory 
by calling: (226) 500-1544 or emailing: melissa@thechildrensartfactory.com
Taught by Alisa McRonald who has been teaching textile arts to many different age groups for many years.




Beginner Embroidery and Appliqué Workshop for Kids at The Children's Art Factory

This beginner embroider and appliqué workshop is for kids 5 and up!
Over three sessions, the kids will be working on learning basic embroidery and hand-stitching techniques as well as some basic appliqué techniques. The workshop cost includes instruction and supplies as well as a visit to the Art Factory!

Dates: Wednesday February 25, March 4 and 11
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: The Children's Art Factory 279 Woolwich St. Guelph
Cost: $55.00 includes instruction, supplies and a visit to The Children's Art Factory

To sign up please contact The Children's Art Factory 
by calling: (226) 500-1544 or emailing: melissa@thechildrensartfactory.com
Taught by Alisa McRonald who has been teaching textile arts to many different age groups for many years.