That’s right, it’s my favourite time of year - Edmonton’s Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair is upon us! I’ve been drawing/crafting/folding my fingers to the bone and now you guys get to enjoy the rewards! A sneak preview of some selected items is above, you’ll find new ceramics, 2013 calendars, minty green cards, and two new tea towels that I’m really excited about it. I’ll see you this weekend!
Posted by Vikki on November 30th at 10:12am
O-M-G! Aren’t these the most delightful? Wendy Tsao of Child’s Own in Vancouver will take a drawing your child has made a covert it into a plush toy! I pretty much can’t stop grinning. I love kid’s drawings and this is just the ultimate next step - I mean, how much fun do you think Wendy has working on these every day? Even more grinning to be had if you check out pictures here on Wendy’s flickr.
Posted by Vikki on February 13th at 12:26pm
You guys, I’ve been BUSY BUSY BUSY! With the xmas Royal Bison Fair just a few short weeks away I thought I’d show you all a little bit of what I’ve got up my sleeve.
I’ve been teaching myself to dye fabric - yet another extension of my obsession with textiles. I’ve gotten my hands on a limited amount of super soft, perfectly draping, perfectly-architecturally-cut tunic tees, and I’ve spent some time seeing what comes of it. You really need to see these up close, the way they have dyed in places is downright magical. This here is a black one, but there will also be camel/beige, russet, olive, navy and perhaps a purple. Some might even have little white patterns drawn in places, we’ll see! They look great with a pair of jeans and a blazer, letmetellya.
Next up: plates! I’ve always wanted to translate my patterned drawings to household objects, and I’ve finally found a way to do it to plates in small multiples. These here are some of the royal blue and red collection, there’s also going to be a black (and teal?) collection. All of them are one-offs and handdrawn by yours truly. I’m so jazzed by this! Everything is food safe, oven safe, etc, though I wouldn’t run these babies through the dishwasher, the finish just needs a touch of care. Wouldn’t it be great to toss some olives in one of those long dishes? Yum!
More as the Bison approaches - I’ve got new silkscreened tea towels in the works, as well as hand dyed totes with leather straps. See you in late November! xo, Vikki
Posted by Vikki on November 6th at 1:45pm
We make carpets make…well, not quite carpets. The ‘temporary contemporary carpets’ are made out of surprising materials like uncooked pasta, woodland castoffs and plastic cutlery. Brilliant in form, though also totally impractical, reversing the practice of taking artists’ work and applying it to domestic goods.
Posted by Vikki on January 25th at 10:49am