Summer is a time for enjoying the outdoors. This Labour Day weekend spend time at the new Trillium Park at Ontario Place. I will be displaying my hand dyed original scarves along with 30 other vendors at the Urban Market. This event coincides with the 150th Anniversary Festival at Ontario Place.
Amy from Amy’s Place Handmade, Peggy from Jewellery by Peggy and I will be showing off all of our beautiful handmade goods at the Urban Market.
Soy candles by @amysplacehandmade
Silk scarves by @lovadina.lee
Jewellery by @peggythompson
Urban Market at Trillium Park, Ontario Place
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday and Sunday
11am to 5pm
Amy, Peggy and I hope to see you there!
With just a fat quarter of fabric and a baby girl arriving, I pulled some fabrics from my stash to make a modern, fun baby quilt.
I had purchased only a fat quarter of this circus themed fabric which is an Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics design. This baby quilt was the perfect opportunity to use it.
I was able to fussy cut individual animals from the piece to create floating boxes around the central medallion.
I wanted the individual squares to pop out, so I heavily free-motion quilted in the negative space.
My husband selected the floral print for the backing.
I am looking forward to giving this completed modern circus baby quilt to the beautiful little girl it was made for.
This beautiful lightweight linen was purchased in Venice, Italy this spring. I only bought enough to make three scarves. This is the only one left! Linen has a lovely drape and is perfect for the summer. I love the dramatic lines in this scarf.
This pole wrapped scarf is a gorgeous satin back crepe. It has a lovely sheen and weight. It drapes beautifully. I wish you could feel it!
The next two scarves are dyed using a lighter weight silk, equally soft and luxurious.
Once the linen/rayon fabric was washed in preparation for the dyeing process, soft crinkle folds appeared. I love the texture. These scarves are easy to wear and travel very well. This Itajime shibori design was first dyed in a soft blue before being dipped in indigo.
Italian Cotton Gauze
This soft as a cloud cotton gauze was also purchased in Italy. While in Verona, I found a fabric shop that had a beautiful selection including some designer fabrics.
The scarf below surprised me when I unwrapped it. I first dyed the cotton gauze in a very pastel turquoise. I folded the fabric and used a metal switch plate as the resist. It was dipped in the indigo dye bath. Once it was unwrapped pink areas were visible, but no pink dye had been used! I am guessing that the metal switch plate reacted to the indigo. I thought that the pink would eventually fade away but it hasn’t and won’t. This scarf has been washed, dried and pressed with no change to the pink. I like it even though it wasn’t planned. Do any of you have an explanation for the pink?
All of my scarves have fringed edges and are machine washable. The Italian cotton gauze scarves and the linen/rayon crinkly scarves are available for $40.00 each. The silk scarves are available for $50.00 each and the last Italian linen scarf for $60.00.
How I wish my laundry line always looks!