I was at the Vancouver Island Fibre Festival this last weekend and it was marvelous. I watched the fashion show, featuring many of Lucy Neatby’s incredible designs – Lucy was the Highlighted Teacher – and many other garments from the Needle and Arts Center yarn store in Campbell River. There are a great many talented knitters on this Island.
Before the Fashion Show started I spoke briefly about Rhiannon and the trip to Nashville, Beth modelled Rhiannon for me as I spoke.
Saturday afternoon I demonstrated painting lace knitting to an interested audience of knitter’s, quilters, weavers, and potters. There were also two very interested girls – they helped me pick colours!
As the hour progressed the audience would change and move. Watching someone paint is something like watching paint dry – the audience came and went and watched the transformation of the shawl.
I did not take any pictures this time as I was working within a set deadline – no time to stop – but I did borrow a few pictures from Shelley Mackie. She took a few pictures as I worked.
Sunday was the Twined Knitting Class – it was a small but dedicated group and everyone made great progress with their first mitten. We were also a mobile group as the room we were in had issues with heat – but the center moved us down into the lounge where we were very comfortable!