Gwen's Handmade

Fibre Art Studio

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 August & September 2021

Regular Hours
Tuesday to Fridays open from 10:am to 5:00pm and all other days by appointment. You can call (902)-893-4874 or email gmmader@hotmail.com to make arrangements.
 
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Closed Friday , August 13, 2021 for an appointment.

 Workshops for August and Setember 2021

It's great to get back into doing workshops again and I hope you will be able to join me at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre again.

Embroidery PunchNeedle Owl Pattern - August 28 , 2021

Join me at the Douglas St Recreations Centre on August 28 for and afternoon of Embroidery Punchneedling. I will have the Owl pattern and all the fingering weight yarn to complete this approx. 5" Owl Coaster. You will need an Embroidery Punch Needle that has the large tip for fingering weight yarn. I have the Rico Punchneedle avaliable for purchase in Studio or at the Workshop for $30.00 (taxes in) if you need a Punchneedle. The Room at the Douglas St Recreation Center can accommodate 12 participants ( soical distancing is still required as well as masks). Prepayment is required. Please call (902)-893-4874, message via Facebook or stop into the Studio to confirm your attendance.

Cost - $35 Pattern on weavers cloth, fingering yarn and backing. ( Punchneedle is not included but can be purchased for $30)

Location and Time- Douglas Street Recreation Centre (Room C) 40 Douglas St., Truro NS from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

https://www.truro.ca/douglas-street-recreation-centre.html

Needle Felted DragonFly Workshop - September 11, 2021

I will be doing a free Needle Felted Workshop sponsored by Gallery 215 Gallery in Maitland on September 11, 2021. Only 10 spaces are avaliable and you must book by September 9th by calling the Gallery at 902-261-2151 or myself at the Studio 902-893-4874 to register.  Bring a lunch (tea, coffee and water will be provided).

http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/fine-arts/gallery-215/2678

What's Happening in the Studio

Rug Hooking Kits now available for porch pick-up and local delivery just email me and I can have it ready for you.  Shipping is available with in Nova Scotia and Canada .  Here are a few of the kits available. Check out all other kits in my Square On-line Store.    https://my-site-105006-108374.square.site/

SunFlowers, Star Fish Mat and Coasters, Funky Flowers and more.

 Lots of  Felting Kits are avaliable. Sheep, hedgehog, doggies, birds, Koala's  and Penguins.

 All three of the SaltWater Books are avaliable in the Studio $30 each.

Wanting todo some weaveing on a Rigid Heddle Loom?

 I have in stock the Ashford 16" Rigid Sampleit $260.00 , 24" Rigid Heddle Loom $350  and the  20 " Knitters Loom with Carry Bag $480.

 On the left is the  Rigid 16"  Loom and on the Left is the Knitters Loom. Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques or sample your wonderful yarns, these looms are fun and easy to use. Just add yarn! The 40cm (16") weaving width allows you to sample all your favourite rigid heddle patterns, textures and colours. The Knitters Loom with Carry Bag allows you to store and travel easily with your project.

Lots of New Fibres are in the Studio such as Hand dyed silks, Silk Hankies,Silk Chiffon Fabric, Maroi Fibres, felting needles/tools and beautiful colour packs of Merino and Corriedale.

New Silk & Merino Fibres from Ashford are in the Studio and waiting to be spun or felted.  They are beautiful. $30.00 for 100g bag, 50 g for $16 or 25g for $8.00

Avocado, Flamingo, Citrus, Berries and Skyscape and I Just love Sunset for felting and making those wonderfully soft nuno scarfs.