Gwen's Handmade

Fibre Art Studio

Studio Hours

Mondays - Closed Tuesdays to Fridays - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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July in the Fibre Studio
It's been awhile since I have updated everyone on what's happening in the Studio.  It's has taken me awhile to figure out how to move forward during the Covid 19 crisis.
I will be Closed July 1st, 2nd and 3rd and back to regular Studio Hours starting July 9th for my fibre folks. Please call to make sure I am available if you are coming from afar.  I do have appointments that I must attend to from time to time.
Thanks for your understanding.
Regular shop hours are:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Weekends by chance or appointments.
I must require customers to disinfect hands and wear a mask upon entering the Studio and limit the amount of touching ( which is very hard when you just want to feel everything). The amount of people aloud in the Studio is also very limited.
(No washroom facilities, so please make sure you go before coming)
I have been busy restocking yarns, hand dying some very special yarn colours and doing up rug hooking kits so that my creative fibre people have some fun projects to do this summer.

Workshops - Find all the July Workshop Dates and Times under the Workshop tab above.




New Rug Hooking Pattern - Sunset Cove drawn on Warp Cloth and Hooked or Punch Needled with Yarn

Pattern on Warp Cloth and all the colourful yarn and Instructions $75


Blue Jay Kits are Avaliable for pickup. 


 Punch Needle Embrodery Pattern - $12 drawn on weavers cloth

Punch needle embroidery is often referred to as painting with thread. The embroidery punch needle uses floss or fingering weight yarn to penetrate the fabric on one side and leaves a loop on the other.

Pattern will be drawn on weavers cloth. Floss kits are avaliable along with yarn kit for this pattern.  The punch needle is $30(taxes In) and comes with three sizes of needles for you to use.


February In the  Studio

It's been a busy time for felting and it will continue into February with more workshops being offered.

For detailed information and how to register go the  Workshops tab above.

Feb 1st - Needle Felted Chickadee - Workshop filled up fast so there will be another one on Feb 22nd.

Feb 10th - Needle & Wet Felting a Thistle - Picture or pillow top. approx 11" x 14". Douglas Street Recreations Center - 1:00pm to 4:00pm $55.00

Feb 22nd - Needle Felted Chickadee or Cardinal - Douglas St Recreation Center  from 9:30 to 12:00 noon $35.00



What's New in the Studio

Felting Kits that have everything you need to complete 3D animals and great instructions for you to follow.

Wired Hair Dachshund - $48


Puffin - $28

Bunny - $28

 Fozy & Hare - $52 each


Blue tit  & Robin - $28  each

New Rug Hooking Pattern - The Lights are Always On - $35 on Linen and $30 on Warp

 I have poinsettia pins and christmas ornaments still avaliable.


 Happy Holidays Everyone

Back in the shop is the Rigid 16" Sample It Loom. Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques or sample your wonderful yarns, this loom is 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. I have the 15DPI reed in stock and will be warping this loom soon to show how easy it is to create beautiful woven fabric.

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 or 25g for $6.00.

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


Lots of new wool applique patterns are in the shop along with some new Dorr solids and plaid fabric. I have ready to dye natural and sparkle wool fabric for those who like to dye their own along with all the Jaquard Acid Dyes. The studio is  stocked with  backings for hooking and punching.  Traditional linen (60"), warp cloth, monks cloth and weavers cloth ( white and natural).

Saltwater Mittens and the new Saltwater Classic Book are back in stock along with lots of Briggs & Litttle yarns.