Busy times

Jools Elphick’s exhibition still has almost a week to go, and we still hope to receive the last box of hats, which would add five new styles to the exhibition.  There has been lots of interest, and a number of hats have found a home in Vancouver (and the one pictured went to Toronto).

Next weekend we will be participating in the IDSwest show at the Vancouver conventions centre.  While we are there, the shop will still be open as normal.  I have a number of complimentary ticketsfor the show, so please drop by if you would like one.  I also have a ticket to the lecture being given at Maiwa by Alison Ellen on Friday Sept. 30th that I would like to give away.

The OLEANA autumn collection has arrived – in part.  And we have received partial delivery from Maria Byman ,Pernilla Svenre, more big dot shawls from Oerskov in new colours….we are still hoping for raincoats and dresses from McVerdi, and the list goes on…  small collections from intresting companies – keeping you unique.  I don’t stock much Cut loose in the winter, but when I got the message that the popular pinafore dress is being cut again, in corduroy, I put in an order.  Also coming-by popular demand- are cord pants from Cut Loose.

12 Textile Artists FELT AMAZING in Vancouver!

In October 7th, we will open a new exhibition in the store.  Inspired by the events of the Maiwa Symposium, I contacted 13 felt artists whose work I admire, asking if they would like to participate in an exhibition in my shop.  Twelve of the thirteen said they would love to.  Most of the artists are sending extra pieces for sale.  This will be an opportunity to see and buy work in Vancouver that you would otherwise have to travel afar to source.

Here you can see the names and the websites of those participating.

Charlotte Buch | Denmark
Claudia Rosillo | Uruguay
Dagmar Binder | Germany
She Felt | Vancouver
Karin Wagner | Switzerland
Lauri Chambers | Washington
Lisa Klakulak | North Carolina
Sandra Loeffelman | Washington
Sarah Fox | Oregon

Opening the Show

Jools Elphick – knitted hats for the Theatre of Life

We will be exhibiting knitted hats designed and made by British Textile artist Jools Elphick from September 14 – 28th.

You are invited to come to join is on September 15th from 7-8 when we officially open the show.

Inspired by tribal art as much as contemporary culture, Jools creates her amazing hats by a combining hand and machine knitting.

She has exhibited and sold her work widely in Britain and internatonally.

See more at www.urbanity.ca/JoolsElphick.htm