I wanted to share some of my recent work that went out to BEX Vintage for consignment. A few of these pieces are still available to purchase as well!
I’m really digging the neutral vibe of this batch – it was pretty difficult to let most of them go as I wanted to keep them all for myself. Especially this one:
I’m feeling so inspired by the response to my weavings, I can’t wait to get back to the loom after a week long break (especially since I just purchased a new table loom!).
A couple of months ago I was approached by BEX Vintage to consign some of my weavings. I tried to keep it cool during the conversation and do my whole “Casual Megan” thing, but it was pretty difficult. Since I discovered BEX Vintage, I’ve just adored everything they do. Their eye for style is so darn good. BEX is the go-to for all things vintage mid-century modern in Calgary. So to even be considered by BEX was flattering. I was excited, to say the least.
So after the insane Christmas season, I got weaving. Here’s what I came up with for BEX:
The response so far has been so positive, which is great. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), there are only a couple left at BEX. But, I will be working on a new batch over the next several weeks and I’ll be sharing here as well.
I cannot express how lovely the art community is here in Calgary. So supportive and encouraging!
BEX Vintage can be found at bexvintage.ca and more of my work can be found on my Etsy shop.
I can’t believe November is almost over. I pretty much blinked and missed it. And part of that was getting ready for the Truck holiday market!
The market is being held at the TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary gallery in Sunalta (2009-10th Ave SW) on Saturday, November 28th from 10AM-5PM.
There will be many talented local artists there, as well as the Alberta Printmakers, and a used art book sale. I really think this is THE holiday market to be at – so many wonderful and unique vendors!
I’ll have a few new goodies there, including these handmade kitties made from cotton and wool, cotton canvas & leather zipper pouches, and lots of wool wall weavings (some embroidered!). I hope to see you there!
I’m so thrilled to have been chosen as one of the 45 artists and sellers to be featured at the Commonwealth Collector’s Club on September 13th! I’ll be set up there with some of my wall weavings, as well as a few other new products. If you’re local to the Calgary area, come by and introduce yourself!
I think the title says it all, but I am truly madly deeply in love with weaving (but not that Savage Garden song. Okay, maybe a little). I’ve been weaving like nobody’s business. I even signed myself up for a weaving challenge on Instagram (follow The Weaving Kind on Instagram if you want to participate. Or just follow them, they post beautiful weavings).
When I first started knitting, I really loved chunky yarns and pretty much wanted to buy them all. But I’m not so much in to knitted things using chunky yarns. I mean, I do like them, but I definitely prefer little dainty stitches. Anyway, I’ve discovered that I love love love weaving using chunky yarns. And even more, I love throwing in really, really chunky roving to add some textural interest. Anyway, I thought I would share my most recent weaving, which I am absolutely over the moon about – it is hands down my favorite weaving to date.
This one was woven using an extremely chunky yarn (same used for fringe) and then natural undyed roving of the exact same color. The funnest part was twisting and pulling the roving to give it that cloud look. And this weaving is so unbelievably soft. Clearly I am most drawn to natural colors for my weavings, but I have been doing some experimenting with more colorful weavings (I’ll share those another time). I’m pretty much counting down the minutes until I can start another weaving.
Speaking of challenges, the fabric for my April/May Wardrobe Architect Challenge should arrive this week. Yes, I haven’t even started that project yet. I’m excited to get back to my sewing machine for a me-project, but I do wish I were an octopus that could sew, knit, and weave at the same time. And a clone for gardening? That would work!