This is me, looking like a bug:
Because, I have been cutting circles out of mdf and masonite…. and when I forgot to put on my ‘looking like a bug’ safety gear, the sabre saw blew sawdust up in my face and made me shut my eyes and jump back- thereby creating a VERY wonky looking circle!
If Jim or one of my kids had merrily started cutting away without appropriate safety gear, I would have given them royal ‘whatfer’s’!
So, ahem…. I took my own advice and put on my ‘looking like a bug’ stuff, and it was so much more comfortable! 🙂
See the wobbly-omg-the-sawdust-is-blowing-in-my-face circle? oops.
A humbling reminder to ‘bug up’ and be safe!
So, why on earth am I cutting circles and circles?
Well…. Marissa, Jasmin and Michael, the organizers extraordinaire of the ‘On The Spot Popups’ have come up with the neatest new way of presenting the On the Spot maker’s faire-
They are working with the City of Edmonton in collaboration with the spiffy new Boyle Street Plaza, and are totally changing up the way the maker’s faire works.
There are ‘eco systems’ and mini stores and kids crafting areas and fashion shows and all manner of fun stuff.
It’s going to happen on Saturday and Sunday , Feb 8 & 9 from 10 AM to 4PM at the new Boyle Street Plaza, 103A ave and 95th st in Edmonton.
And, why the circles? Well, the community league that is part of the Plaza has round tables, so they will be part of the way things are presented. To harmonize with those, I decided to re-build my displays so that all my tables (and a couple for my daughter, Chloe Findlay-Harder, too) will now be round.
Oh, yes…. better go get some round tablecloths cut out…. and, I need to get back to my looms, too, as I am weaving up a whole lot of awesome for the event…..
🙂 I love being part of maker’s faires and artisan’s markets!!!!
6 responses to “Circles everywhere”
You make me wish I lived in Edmonton!
Edmonton is an incredibly wonderfully artsy city, which is a good thing, because the winters are wicked cold and the summers are beastly mosquitoey!
Could you help me with two weaver’s dilemmas:
*What’s the best way to finish edge of light short top, woven with different cotton/silk/viscose threads? It’s kind of unstable..
*Best colours and patterns for men winter scarf? Any other woven items for men?
There is no one ‘best’ way to finish the edge…. there are a million different solutions:
You can stabilize the edge the way I did here:
Or, you can roll and stitch the edge, or crochet over it, or stitch spool knitted cord to it, or sew ribbon or leather strips to it, or add tassels…. the possibilities are endless 🙂
Weaving for men:
Hat bands, guitar straps, vests:
Happy happy weaving! 🙂
Thank you so much Noreen for this incredible help!
And happy weaving to you too!
I am glad that it helped 🙂 May you continue to have joy in your weaving!:)