11/23/09

A Harvest of Delights

A picturesque village called Welcome hosted a lovely & unique craft & art show this past weekend.  I was lucky enough to attend, and will be going back next year to both In a Garden & the Harvest shows that artist Kathryn McHolm's hosts.

I found out about this wonderful gathering via Smallbones Studio, where artisan Jane Weeks showcases her wonderful (the best!) 100% pure beeswax candles, 100% natural soaps & other eco-friendly delights.

Here's a visual landscape of my visit:




Smallbones: pure beeswax candles, all natural soaps, linen sprays, and so much more!

Textile artist Susan MacDonald: Wearable Art.

Wonderful pins made out of remnants from recycled sweaters. Peggy Mersereau also makes whimsical scarves, too! Here's a lovely earth-toned brooch I bought from Peggy.

Carrie Osborne creates wonderfully old-fashioned paper creations (scherenschnitte), pin-prick cards, tinwork, embroidery, crocheting, and so much more! Here's a precious crochet & pin-prick card I bought to frame.

There was always something visually stimulating to look at, even on the ceiling!

Host Kathryn McHolm has gorgeous watercolour paintings, cards, and other nature-inspired wonderments.

Note: The Textile Collective's 2nd Annual Show & Sale featuring Susan MacDonald, Peggy Mersereau, Susan Dods, Veronica Derry & Carmel Bouzanne will be held Sat & Sun Nov. 28 & 29, 2009 11am-5pm @ 22 Barrett St. Port Hope.  Contact Peggy at 905.885.6224 for further information.


Bonus: going to art & craft shows means you will get one-of-a-kind creations that are handmade and often out of natural or recycled materials.
~caren

4 comments:

  1. Great photos! Kathryn's place really is inspiring...I love going there. Thanks for this, Caren.

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  2. Oh my word -- it's called WELCOME??
    Well, now that's just fantastic <3 So lovely!

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  3. Desiree Fawn: Haven't you noticed the sign on the 401 that says "Welcome" (at Port Hope)? I used to think the Port Hope people were just being polite, but the Village of Welcome is just north of the 401. It's confusing, but so neat!

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  4. Des - I know, eh? Welcome, who wouldn't want to visit? There's also Precious Corners that I think is just darn precious!

    Jane - I never take the highway, so never noticed that Welcome sign (I take back roads as often as possible); I think it's pretty nifty that there's a "Welcome" sign on the 401 ... it does sound so polite! :)

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