Knit City 2017!

Knit City, here they come! We aren’t there in person, but our amazing friends are bringing some of our fun wares to you on the coast.

from the studio:

Sarah with Sea Turtle Fibre Arts has a limited supply of regular and our new GIANT mugs that go perfectly with her squishy colourful yarns. She’s got mugs and rainbows and a collection of colours that will make the gloomy skies brighten!

Then, with mug in hand, wander over to visit Denise and Heather at Poppy Yarn & Fibre booth and welcome them to their first time vending at Knit City! We have partnered up on the sweetest cardigans in sizes from wee to mini-me. The yarn is luscious 100% merino, the pattern a quick yet satisfying cable for your favourite kiddo, and the buttons made by ME! Choose your own adventure with colour and sizes at their booth.

Jera Coat Kit

Have fun, my friends! May the bright yarns make the rain seem like no dark thing.

-Cara

the quiet before

August is our quiet time in the studio. The studio is left lonely as we spend time in the wilds, soaking up the prairie and mountain sun to catch each fleeting moment of summer.

Now, we have fully immersed in September. Show season begins!

The kiln is firing at least once a week. Buttons are zipping into bags, mugs are rolling out of slabs, and yarn bowls are spinning off of the wheel. Wee little animals are appearing to decorate our shelves and we call in help to fill the studio with laughter.

This season, we are scheduled to appear in Calgary twice, and Sea Turtle Fibre Arts will have some of our beauties at Knit City this coming weekend!

 

Sept 30-Oct 1 in Vancouver, Sarah will have mugs and our NEW GIANT mugs at her booth Sea Turtle Fibre Arts in lovely squishy yarn kits! Knit her luscious yarn while enjoying your favourite beverage of choice from our mugs.

F#CK OFF I’m Knitting
Regular size and HUGE mugs in kits
at Sea Turtle Fibre Arts Booth
Sep 30 – Oct 1, 2017
The PNE Forum, Vancouver

 

Shindig is coming! The Fall Shindig is October 21 and the party starts at 10am on October 21. Get there before 5. We’ll have the new HUGE mug sizes available, as well as more DRAGON yarn bowls.

 

The Calgary Fibre Arts Fair is bigger and better this year! Come visit us at the new digs at Stampede Park in the Big Four on Nov 3 & 4 from 9am-5pm. Bring your projects to match buttons.

It’s going to be a wonderful autumn season!

alchemy

from the studio:

Narrowed in towards two interesting glazes yesterday. Lichen-esque on the right with the thickest application and now I’ve learned to love MgCO3. It’s soft to the touch with flat angular crazing = beauty. The right slate blue is matte, translucent, and has rivulets that mimic an ash glaze. With single layer application, it’s another winner. My brain is crammed with fantastic glaze chemistry knowledge now, and I don’t want to stop!

be good

from the studio:

Post-Stampede week has been spent sleeping, dog-snuggling, and making fairy houses with my young friends (we were too busy making to take photos!). A first tonight: meditating to glass singing bowls. Here’s the meditation that I pulled to ponder and I’m feeling more rejuvenated after this a week of rest, which will only increase after spending this weekend with my boys. Put your own oxygen mask on before helping others – and now I’m almost ready to help. #StampedeBurnout #RestYourSelf #SelfCare

Candy Kisses

from the studio:

Bright candy colours from this kiln unload for our spot at Stampede Makers’ Market.

The kiln is running every other day with some new glaze colours, like that brilliant teal on the top right. Come on down to the Calgary Stampede grounds from July 13-16 to say hi. We’ll be hanging among the brilliantly coloured yarns from Sea Turtle Fibre Arts for a colour extravaganza!

We’re INTERNET FAMOUS

I can’t believe I forgot to hit “PUBLISH” on this post a month ago. This was such an fun day with Chantal, and even though I was nervous as heck and forgot to brush my hair before she arrived (we were focused on cleaning the studio), I’m so very very happy with her finished episode!

I really wish Jay was wearing his kilt though. He really thought he would hide for the entire episode. Ha!

from the studio:

Holy crap, it’s live!! SQUEEEEE!!! https://youtu.be/X8r6zJ8ZMeY

Calgary Stampede – See us July 13-16

We are in booth #20 from July 13-16 at the Calgary Stampede Maker’s Market! The Maker’s Market will have rotating artisans in three blocks during Stampede, and we will be present beginning the LAST Thursday morning (July 13) through the final weekend. Bring on the mini donuts!

Local and Canadian handmade products available in the BMO Centre during the Calgary Stampede. Chasing Fire Studio & Sea Turtle Fibre Arts are booked in for July 13-16, however the market runs the entire length of Stampede in BMO Hall A!

Sea Turtle Fibre Arts: https://seaturtlefiberarts.com/
Chasing Fire Studio: http://www.chasingfirestudio.com/

Maker Market Info: http://westernshowcase.com/maker_market.html

 

 

yarn bowl party

Stampede Maker Market prep continues… Yarn bowl with flowers and I don’t even know if this is leaving my house ever.

from the studio:

Another yarn bowl is now in progress where I’m loving texture plates. Pebbles, yes!

Delicious flock of fibrey mugs

I call it a FLOCK O’ FUN!

from the studio:

Check out our awesome flock! Beautiful mugs from Chasing Fire Studio filled with yummy Sea Turtle Fibre Arts yarn. Can you tell we like the same colours? Sarah had these at Olds Fibre Week, and we’ll have them at Calgary Stampede July 13-16.

Stampede Maker Market

from the studio:

Stampede is coming soon and we’ll be in the BMO Centre Calgary Stampede Maker Market  with Sea Turtle Fibre Arts on the last four days July 13-16! Come party it up, handmade style. #CSMkrMkt #CSArts2017 #yyc

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