Prepping work for Friday/Saturday’s show and sale

Getting there . . . the studio is cleared out although I am still weaving and painting. It’s always nice to feel on a roll. Finished another set of alpaca & silk scarves – this set comprises more neutrals. Each scarf slightly different than the others. And the final set of six small bags is finished. The straps required 24 yards of weaving! My warping board allows a maximum of 12 yards, so two warps were required. While a narrow warp, it still required weaving for hours and hours. I designed each strap to match a purse and to allow for variation as well. Buttons were chosen – very fun! – linings sewn and small fasteners constructed of braided yarns. Whew! A lot of work. I love the results. It was all worth it!

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Tall Ships and Bird Islands

Last week my visitor, Liz, and I took a boat trip to the Bird Islands primarily to see puffins. The puffins are the small breed and challenging to photograph. I include a shot of the cormorants instead. We also took a plein air workshop in Louisbourg the day some of the tall ships were there. It was a dramatic day with fog rolling in and 18th century clouds. I couldn’t resist the pic that looked from a time long ago.


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Cape Breton Joint Show and Sale

Please join us


Hosted by

Linda Wright, Big Hill Pottery & Jane Alderdice, Meadowbrook Studio

Pottery & Pastels/Weaving & Watercolours



Meadowbrook Studio, 1886 Meadow Road, Goose Cove (just off the Cabot Trail), St. Ann’s, Nova Scotia

This is Jane and Linda’s second joint show in Cape Breton. They have been friends for many years, and are excited to show their work together again.

RSVP or just come!

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Series of Fun Summer Bags

Upcoming in mid-August is the joint show and sale that Linda (Big Hill Pottery) and I are planning. More to come on that. In the meantime, I am working on weaving projects and watercolour paintings. Included will be a series of a dozen small shoulder bags. These are lined and finished with handwoven straps and lots of buttons. The colours are summery and fun.

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Alpaca and silk scarves

Such a joy to work with this beautiful alpaca and silk yarn. It is light as a feather, soft and delicate to the touch.  The lace weave stripes add to the delicacy. These are going to be beautiful scarves!

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The beauty of July in Cape Breton

View up St. Ann’s Bay from the Lobster Galley; Little River Beach; the remarkable tree roots on hike to Uisge Ban Falls; the Louisbourg Lighthouse National Monument:  no more words needed!

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Watercolour: plein air and negative painting

The beach scene is plein air at a location not far from my house (those are tacks in the sky, not birds!). Summer here is so wonderful. Back in the studio, worked on a negative painting of the beautiful papery hanging plant bouganvillea.

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