Spent the day outdoors this past Saturday participating in Community Centre 55 Fall Fair. It was a beautiful hot day – more like summer than the beginning of fall! The tent held hand-made items by @peggythompson, @amysplacehandmade and myself.
Peggy is hanging up her tie-dyed t-shirts and had her beautiful jewellery is on display at the rear of the tent. Soy candles, bath salts and soaps scented with essential oils created by Amy from Amy’s Place HandMade were available. Her teacup candles are so beautiful!
Hand dyed shibori scarves are hanging, catching the breeze!
l brought a selection of pouches made with hand dyed canvas and repurposed leather. Also on display are some of the quilted art postcards made with hand dyed fabrics and beading.
Indigo table runners, dinner sized napkins, and pillow cases are on display.
Pillows made with indigo dyed cotton, cotton/linen.
It was great to spend some time outside talking to people from the neighbourhood.
Improving my photography skills has been on my to do list. With time on my hands this weekend due to the cancellation of the Urban Market, I was able to try experimenting.There is a bit of shadow in this photo of a hand dyed habotai silk scarf.
I draped this silk scarf over a navy paper bag, again a little too much shadow.
This wool/silk blend scarf was laid out on my ironing board. I really love that you could see the colour transition and the patterns that are created. But the photo would probably better if the scarf was hung vertically.
I draped some white paper to create a backdrop like real photographers do in studios. My roll isn’t wide enough! This is another wool/silk blend that was dyed in pink, grey and blue.
l will look into wider paper and also better lighting. The light source in the photograph above is coming from the window to the left. This habotai silk scarf shows up better than the first one I think.
I have purchased some new light bulbs and will try again. The habotai silk scarf above is beautifully vibrant in real life, Much better looking than in the photo. Having 2 light sources on either side will certainly work better. I do like the way the scarves look draped rather than flat.
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.