Our 2019 Vendors
Handweaving by Janet Whittman
So excited to be back at the Extravaganza this autumn! Last year was memorable.
I was so touched that people responded to my work and I am determined to have some new products this year. I love to weave cloth and baskets using some unexpected elements. Colour alone is a huge element to me. The way colours work with each other using the warp and weft always creates surprises for me, even after all these years. Weaving is a dynamic exercise.
Looking forward to catching up with my friends in the Fibre World and neighbours and clients at a show in my own backyard for a change.
Thanks to Brenda Ward and her helpers for giving us a venue so meticulously planned and realized. Looking forward to it.
Hooked On The Lake
Loretta Moore – HOOKED ON THE LAKE
I have been a primitive rughooker for about 20 years. Using wool fabric which I hand dye and then cut into wide strips, I make floor mats, wall hangings, chair pads, purses, table runners etc. I prefer the older more primitive style of rughooking – more simplistic, naif designs and more aged colours – similar to rugs that might have been made at the turn of the last century. I also teach primitive rughooking, dyeing and design.
I love being part of this resurgence of an old traditional art form and love introducing people to it by doing shows and demonstrating and teaching. My studio is full of new as is and hand dyed wool fabrics, patterns by myself and others, kits for beginners, backing etc. as well as threads, patterns, hoops and needles for miniature punch needle (another of my passions) and is open to the public on an appointment basis. My blogspot hookedonthelake.wordpress.com lists the events I participate in as well as the classes I will be teaching either in my home studio or at one of a number of shops or shows.
I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful, creative community of rughookers and belong to the Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets and Ottawa Olde Forge rughooking branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. I also belong to ATHA – the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists for which I am the regional rep for Ontario and Quebec.
Northern Bay Fibres
Van Dijk Designs
Based in Prince Edward County, Van Dijk Designs creates a variety of one-of-a-kind project bags, totes and unique knitting notions for all of your project needs.
With a background in design, Carolyn sources premium designer fabrics, mixing textures, colours and patterns to create her custom styles. Drawing inspiration from her passion to knit and sew, each piece is carefully made for function and style.