Circle craft – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:24:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://4xcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg Circle craft – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ 32 32 What is Circle Craft 2021 and what will the Tri-City businesses be? https://4xcircle.com/what-is-circle-craft-2021-and-what-will-the-tri-city-businesses-be/ https://4xcircle.com/what-is-circle-craft-2021-and-what-will-the-tri-city-businesses-be/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:54:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/what-is-circle-craft-2021-and-what-will-the-tri-city-businesses-be/ A popular Christmas market in Vancouver is back for in-person shopping. And eight Tri-City companies are expected to display and sell their products at Circle Craft, which runs Nov. 10-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center West. A popular Christmas market in Vancouver is back for in-person shopping. And eight Tri-City companies are expected to display […]]]>

A popular Christmas market in Vancouver is back for in-person shopping. And eight Tri-City companies are expected to display and sell their products at Circle Craft, which runs Nov. 10-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center West.

A popular Christmas market in Vancouver is back for in-person shopping.

And eight Tri-City companies are expected to display and sell their products at Circle Craft, which runs Nov. 10-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center West.

They are:

Coquitlam

  • Grass mountain pottery
  • Canvas candle company
  • Swirling spoons
  • Artisanal van

Port Coquitlam

  • Premium Foods Infusion
  • Oladesign

Port Moody

  • BLINK Chocolate
  • RECVRD Candle Co.

Postponed to 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circle Craft Christmas Market will see 200 artisans for this year’s edition, including more than 40 new vendors such as clothing designers, potters, jewelers, laborers wood and metal, glassblowers and candles. and soap makers.

Selected by a jury on the basis of their talents and diversity, the artists come from all over Quebec, but some also come from as far away as Montreal; Toronto; Calgary; Winnipeg; Halifax; Milo, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and Cowansville, Quebec.

Launched in 1972, Circle Craft is run by an artists’ cooperative in British Columbia and sees thousands of buyers visit downtown Vancouver each year.

• Circle Craft is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $ 15 and $ 12, with no charge for children 12 and under. There is a half-price reduction for entries after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required to attend. For more information, we encourage you to visit the Circle Craft website.


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Simple Note by Full Circle Craft Software https://4xcircle.com/simple-note-by-full-circle-craft-software/ https://4xcircle.com/simple-note-by-full-circle-craft-software/#respond Fri, 14 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/simple-note-by-full-circle-craft-software/ The creative process, for many, requires intimacy in the first moments of inspiration. Sharing ideas is good, but there is a time and place for everything, and in the initial stages of the creative process, a tremendous sense of creative freedom comes from knowing that the written words will not be broadcast in the world, […]]]>

The creative process, for many, requires intimacy in the first moments of inspiration. Sharing ideas is good, but there is a time and place for everything, and in the initial stages of the creative process, a tremendous sense of creative freedom comes from knowing that the written words will not be broadcast in the world, whether explicitly by being shared on social platforms, or implicitly by being stored in the cloud elsewhere.

You don’t even need to create an account to use Note Simple and all of its features. Just launch the app and start writing.

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5 artisan food vendors to check out at the Circle Craft Christmas Market this weekend https://4xcircle.com/5-artisan-food-vendors-to-check-out-at-the-circle-craft-christmas-market-this-weekend/ https://4xcircle.com/5-artisan-food-vendors-to-check-out-at-the-circle-craft-christmas-market-this-weekend/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/5-artisan-food-vendors-to-check-out-at-the-circle-craft-christmas-market-this-weekend/ Along with handcrafted jewelry, home decor, clothing, art, wooden creations, and other thoughtful items, shoppers can also find a wide range of consumer goods at this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market ( until November 11). Located at the Vancouver Convention Center West (1055 Canada Place), more than 300 artisans are featured in the huge holiday […]]]>

Along with handcrafted jewelry, home decor, clothing, art, wooden creations, and other thoughtful items, shoppers can also find a wide range of consumer goods at this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market ( until November 11).

Located at the Vancouver Convention Center West (1055 Canada Place), more than 300 artisans are featured in the huge holiday market which is always a great destination for looking for gifts.

For lovers of a good bite, there is no shortage of gastronomic exhibitors. Expect to find everything from gourmet wild seafood to toasted nuts, traditional masala chai to Belgian chocolates, and Indian spices to syrups in small batches.

Here are five food vendors to check out at Circle Craft this year.

Blair Confectionery

Blair Confectionery

If you have a sweet tooth, stop by this vendor specializing in Scottish treats. You’ll find sweet bites like butterscotch, crunchy caramel, tartan tablets and more.

Coach House shortbread

Coach House shortbread

Holidays don’t really look like vacations without shortbread, right? This Toronto-based shortbread company offers sweet and savory flavors including the original, dark chocolate and fleur de sel, orange and cardamom, sweet almond and rose, cheddar and chipotle, spicy asago and garlic, and gorgonzola and pistachio.

Become crazy

Become crazy

It never hurts to find a gourmet treat in your Christmas stocking, and these from this Calgary nut seller will satisfy the taste buds. Its handmade nuts come in different flavors and styles, such as Sweet Chili Cashews, Salted Caramel Almonds, Lime Pecans, Thai Sesame Peanuts, and more.

Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.

Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.

Find hand-wrapped artisanal goat cheeses here and don’t be surprised how photogenic they look. Flavors include chili, base, flower, garlic, lemon, truffle and more. Serve them with a cracker or a side dish of fresh fruit.

Chai and spices from Trudy Ann

Chai and spices from Trudy Ann

Perfect for winter, this local tea vendor is known for making traditional masala chai made with organic teas and ingredients. Buyers can also purchase other organic spices and a cookbook for inspiration.


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From retro-modern pottery to cool quilts, Circle Craft Christmas Market brings the holidays home https://4xcircle.com/from-retro-modern-pottery-to-cool-quilts-circle-craft-christmas-market-brings-the-holidays-home/ https://4xcircle.com/from-retro-modern-pottery-to-cool-quilts-circle-craft-christmas-market-brings-the-holidays-home/#respond Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/from-retro-modern-pottery-to-cool-quilts-circle-craft-christmas-market-brings-the-holidays-home/ It is the mother of all holiday craft fairs: the Circle Craft Christmas Market is preparing to welcome more than 300 artisans at the West Convention Center from Thursday to Monday (November 7 to 11). Among this year’s offerings are an array of vendors whose designs bring a bit of the artisan nation to your […]]]>

It is the mother of all holiday craft fairs: the Circle Craft Christmas Market is preparing to welcome more than 300 artisans at the West Convention Center from Thursday to Monday (November 7 to 11). Among this year’s offerings are an array of vendors whose designs bring a bit of the artisan nation to your home. Here are some of our favorite home decor and household items from this year.

Quilted Pillows Fish Eye Sisters.

Sisters Fish Eye

Contemporary quilting makes a quirky shift to sleek interiors in the hands of this craftsman from Huntsville, Ontario. Jen Manuell hand-sews pillows and blankets from Japanese cottons and overdyed wool flannel, mixing colors and shapes in new and striking ways. Check out her Brooke Avenue collection, rich in teals, royal blues and turquoise, and perfect for a living room with grays, taupes or whites.

Rachel Kroeker’s whiskey cups also make cool espresso containers.

Rachael Kroeker Ceramic

The young Winnipeg artist specializes in a unique marbled effect that resembles a swirl of smoke. She has designed a range of shot glass and tumbler sizes that are as practical for whiskey as they are for espresso. And look for her pendant light designs, made with the same technique of mixing black and white briefs, ensuring that no two pieces are alike.

Corin Flood’s reclaimed wood bowls

Corin’s flood

The smooth, tactile bowls of the artist from Revelstoke look like ceramic from a distance, but they are in fact the product of painstaking woodturning. We love its milk-painted bowls in firm blue, with waxed bee birch or maple designs inside. The bowls are all made from reclaimed and reclaimed wood.

The curvaceous lighting of Morin Tardif.

Morin Tardif

The sinuous lighting of the Quebec team of husband and wife Serge Tardif and Nathalie Morin brings a little texture, warm color and natural wood to rooms that seem harsh. Pendant lights and accent table lamps are in cherry, maple, or walnut that have been rolled up like paper to create spiral shapes that cast quaint shadows across the room.

Light + Paper

Decorate the hallways with some of the artfully cool decorations by Toronto artist Ali Harrison, finely cut from paper or laser cut from wood. Its Ornate Advent Calendar will amaze whoever you give it to: each little red door reveals a new laser-cut birch design. You can buy larger ornaments separately; we love the donut and the coffee, the raccoon and the trash and, of course, the adapted bikes in vancouver.


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Circle Craft Christmas Market turns 45 https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-christmas-market-turns-45/ https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-christmas-market-turns-45/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-christmas-market-turns-45/ The annual Circle Craft Market will turn 45 when it opens on Wednesday. The event features arts and crafts sold directly by those who made them. “We’re a group of 160 weird artists. They’ve formed together to make this happen every year,” said Sue Monnet, one of the show’s organizers. “The feeling on the floor […]]]>

The annual Circle Craft Market will turn 45 when it opens on Wednesday.

The event features arts and crafts sold directly by those who made them.

“We’re a group of 160 weird artists. They’ve formed together to make this happen every year,” said Sue Monnet, one of the show’s organizers.

“The feeling on the floor is that we are all part of a big family and we get a lot out of it. We always have big smiles and jokes happening, and we hope our customers feel that love and that to us. let’s all share together. ”

The Circle Craft Market has grown over the past 45 years, growing from a Vancouver church to the Vancouver Convention Center. (Tim Matheson)

The market has grown too large for his first home inside a Vancouver church, to occupy thousands of square feet inside the Vancouver Convention Center, but Monnet says they still strive to maintain a certain atmosphere.

“When you walk in, we’ve dimmed the lights. We’ve got a lovely melody in the background. Christmas lights are twinkling in every corner, and that’s what makes it so special,” she said.

“People shop hand in hand. You can see generations of buyers … it’s a tradition for so many Vancouver families, and that’s what makes it unique.

The market has more than 300 sellers. (Tim Matheson)

This year’s market will feature over 300 vendors, stage shows and a potter’s wheel.

The market is open from Wednesday November 8 to Sunday November 12.

Tickets cost between $ 7.50 and $ 15.

With files from Margaret Gallagher and The Early Edition


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Circle Craft kicks off Christmas shopping season https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-kicks-off-christmas-shopping-season/ https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-kicks-off-christmas-shopping-season/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/circle-craft-kicks-off-christmas-shopping-season/ It’s one of the first signs the holiday season is approaching: the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. Returning for its 45th year, the market takes place on November 10. It’s one of the first signs the holiday season is approaching: the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. Returning for its 45th year, the market will take […]]]>

It’s one of the first signs the holiday season is approaching: the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. Returning for its 45th year, the market takes place on November 10.

It’s one of the first signs the holiday season is approaching: the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.

Returning for its 45th year, the market will take place from November 8 to 12 at the Vancouver Convention Center West where more than 300 artisans selected by a jury from coast to coast will sell their clothing, pottery, woodworking and metalwork. , blown glass, jewelry, toys and more.

As always, the craftsmen of the Côte-Nord are well represented among the long list of participants and several familiar faces return for another season.

Craftsmen from North Vancouver include: Honey Canada needle and wet felting designs; handcrafted ornaments by Kenfolks; recycled and dyed clothing Dahlia Drive; Moojoes Outdoor Equipment; Treats Designs tagua jewelry; PS Designs Baked Functional Art Glass; Lorna Moffat Design glued sewn textiles; Rain goose textiles; traditional MiMi toys; paintings by Iori Kokotailo; woodcuts by Reclaimed Print Co .; and Billy Would Designs salvaged jewelry and wooden accessories.

West Vancouver artisans making repeated appearances at the market include KO.ME Clothing; Chi’s Creations silver and gold jewelry; gourmet sauces from chef Ann Kirsebom; and Ratatouille Designs fine linen items.

Lions Bay artisans include sculptural painting and jewelry from MG Designs and original rubber art stamps handcrafted by The Old Island Stamp Company. And depicting Bowen Island, Russell Hackney Ceramics, Vancouver Playing Cards and Gnome Homes, characters, buildings and felt lamps.

In addition to the artisans ‘stalls, visitors to the market will also find entertainment by local artists, demonstrations of craft techniques, competitions and the Budding Artists’ Zone where emerging artists will present new works.

For the first time, senior Canadian fiber artist Sola Fiedler will demonstrate and teach the art of macrame. Also new this year, Circle Craft Market is partnering with the Vancouver Community College Fashion Program to produce a show.

Around 40,000 people visit the Circle Craft Christmas Market each year. The first market was held in 1973 at The Cultch in East Vancouver and the event has grown considerably over the past four decades.

The Vancouver Convention Center West is located at 1055 Canada Place. Market hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $ 15 adults; $ 12 seniors and students; $ 11 each for groups of 10 or more.

Advance tickets and more information are available online at circlecraft.net.


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Get all your goodies at Vancouver’s Circle Craft Christmas Market next month https://4xcircle.com/get-all-your-goodies-at-vancouvers-circle-craft-christmas-market-next-month/ https://4xcircle.com/get-all-your-goodies-at-vancouvers-circle-craft-christmas-market-next-month/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/get-all-your-goodies-at-vancouvers-circle-craft-christmas-market-next-month/ Get ready for the return of one of Vancouver’s biggest annual events. Yes, you will feel all festive. From Wednesday November 8 to Sunday November 12, the Circle Craft Christmas Market takes over the Vancouver Convention Center. The BC-run market has been a tradition in the city for over four decades and this year is […]]]>

Get ready for the return of one of Vancouver’s biggest annual events.

Yes, you will feel all festive.

From Wednesday November 8 to Sunday November 12, the Circle Craft Christmas Market takes over the Vancouver Convention Center.

The BC-run market has been a tradition in the city for over four decades and this year is expected to feature over 300 artisans, including 50 new to the event.

During the five-day event, you will be able to browse products from clothing designers, potters, carpenters and metallurgists, glassblowers, jewelers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, among others.

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More than 40,000 people are expected at this year’s event and will discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans, all selected by a jury based on talent and diversity.

This year’s exhibitors include:

  • Wee Woollies (children’s clothing)
  • Cathi Jefferson (clay)
  • Sophie’s clay art
  • Annie 50 (clothes)
  • Chloë Angus Design (clothing)
  • Les Guedines en Folie (toys)
  • Anêmone (fashion accessories)
  • Salt Spring Island Peach and Cheese
  • Popular boreal apothecary
  • Jumping Creek Pottery
  • VOILÀ Designs (clothing)
  • Vintage Map Co. (pillowcases)
  • Lennard Taylor Design Studio (clothing)
  • Is Van Jam,
  • Engin & Dennis Design Studio (glass)
  • Illo Leather

Tickets for the event are $ 15 each for adults and you can get yours now through Circle Craft. Daily Hive readers can get $ 3 off the price of adult tickets by using code: CCD at the register.

2017 Cercle artisanal Christmas market

When: November 8 to 12

  • Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Or: West Vancouver Convention Center -1055 Canada Place
Price: $ 15 adults | $ 12 seniors and students | $ 11 each for groups of 10 or more | 2 for 1 after 5 p.m. | children under 12 are free – Tickets available through Circle Craft

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Holiday Market: 5 Tips for Tackling Circle’s Huge Craft Market https://4xcircle.com/holiday-market-5-tips-for-tackling-circles-huge-craft-market/ https://4xcircle.com/holiday-market-5-tips-for-tackling-circles-huge-craft-market/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/holiday-market-5-tips-for-tackling-circles-huge-craft-market/ In its first incarnation nearly half a century ago, the Circle Craft Market was a small Christmas craft fair held in a Vancouver church. 43 years later, it fills a huge hall at the Vancouver Convention Center every holiday season. Hundreds of vendors and a huge floor space make it one of the biggest craft […]]]>

In its first incarnation nearly half a century ago, the Circle Craft Market was a small Christmas craft fair held in a Vancouver church. 43 years later, it fills a huge hall at the Vancouver Convention Center every holiday season.

Hundreds of vendors and a huge floor space make it one of the biggest craft fairs in the country.

We spoke to the experts, Circle Craft Market veterans, to put together five tips to make sure you get the most out of your visit, whether you’re buying a gift for family, a friend, or something special just for yourself – same. .

1. Don’t rush

Once inside, you might be surprised at the scale of the operation. The show brings together more than 300 sculptors, metalworkers, toy makers and many other types of craftsmen from across the country.

To make sure you see it all, almost everyone who spoke with Margaret Gallagher from CBC’s The first edition recommended to take the time and take a tour of the convention center before shopping.

A mother-daughter couple had planned a systematic route around each salesperson.

“You have to have that eye to see things that are really, really beautiful,” said Pamela Straker.

After years of visiting the Circle Craft Market, this year Pamela Straker (right) took her daughter, Bryana Russell (left), with her. (Margaret Gallagher / CBC)

2. Take notes

As you walk the aisles, write down what you’d like to come back to, then move on. This is the advice Straker passed on to his daughter Bryana Russell, since this is her first year on the show.

“I have already taken pictures of things that I would like to examine in more detail,” she said on Wednesday.

If you prefer to leave your phone in your pocket, bring a pen and mark one of the sitemaps available at the entrance.

3. Talk to sellers

Once you’ve completed your grid sweep on the convention floor awash in holiday color, it’s time to approach a booth.

Usually the person inside is the one who made the items, and asking someone about their wares is part of the experience.

“The people in the pits are usually more than happy to talk about what they’ve done and how they got there and the techniques they’ve used. And so it’s one of the best. items for me, ”Straker said.

The 2016 Circle Craft Market in Vancouver features hundreds of products from artists and artisans from across the country. (Circlecraftmarket.net)

4. Wait before buying

With so many craftsmen with unique skills in one place, you’ll have plenty of choices. So before you pay – which at many kiosks can be done using cards or cash – the organizers recommend that you take a step back and consider your options.

“There will be something that nags you and something that you want to come back to,” said show coordinator Rossanne Clamp.

“I find that I make the purchases that mean the most to me and suit me the best when I give it a little bit of time.”

Show director Rossanne Clamp recommends waiting after spotting a few potential purchases to see what comes to mind. (Margaret Gallagher / CBC)

5. Come hungry

It’s not just pottery and woodcarvings at the Circle Craft Market – there are also plenty of vendors selling food.

Chocolatiers, pastry chefs, fishermen, producers, there is something for all appetites. Clamp says a lunch break is a great time to think about what you’ll be leaving the show with.

The market runs from November 9 to 13. It opens daily at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, closing times vary by day.

With files from CBC’s Margaret Gallagher


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The Circle Craft Christmas market in numbers https://4xcircle.com/the-circle-craft-christmas-market-in-numbers/ https://4xcircle.com/the-circle-craft-christmas-market-in-numbers/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/the-circle-craft-christmas-market-in-numbers/ Breadcrumb Links Life Author of the article: Province Release date : November 09, 2015 • Nov. 15, 2016 • 4 minutes to read • Join the conversation The annual Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Center from November 11-15. The opinions and recommendations are impartial and the products are selected independently. Postmedia […]]]>

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Five numbers behind the Circle Craft Christmas Market, by journalist Susan Lazark:

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Consecutive years, the craft fair took place

The market, November 11-15 at the Vancouver Convention Center West, was first held in 1972 in what is now the East Vancouver Cultural Center.

Yetta Lees, who created block print clothes with her own designs, had previously held a successful fabric festival in Victoria when she was approached by a friend of a friend, Chris Wooten, to organize an exhibition of Christmas crafts in Vancouver.

She said sales of hippie artists were to be “made in places where ordinary people would feel comfortable” and stated “no dope of any kind, no big dogs and no breastfeeding in public”, Thelma Ruck Keene wrote in a 1990 essay on her story. .

Lees and Wooten sent handwritten invitations and worried that no one would come. They were shocked when 500 arrived, and Lees realized she had “stumbled upon a need,” according to Keene’s account posted on the Circle Craft website.

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The show eventually moved to the then empty Net Loft on Granville Island, and later to the former Vancouver Convention Center.

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Exhibitors from across Canada exhibiting their merchandise this year

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The Circle Craft Co-operative, which calls itself “Canada’s most successful and sustainable craft cooperative” and has a boutique on Granville Island, attracts artisans from across Canada. Most are from British Columbia (213) and there are 40 from Ontario, 28 from Quebec, 10 from Alberta, three from Manitoba and one or two each from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Washington State. This year, there are 58 new entrants, which fair producer and former candle maker Paul Yard says “keeps it fresh.” Craftsmen must apply and are sworn by members of the cooperative on the basis of quality and uniqueness. They pay for stalls on the basis of $ 2,200 for a 10ft by 10ft space, and 16 are so-called “budding artists” who rent out the smallest and cheapest booths, three feet by 10ft. three.

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There are more artisans than there are kiosks available because the cooperative cannot develop the fair unless they have an increase in the number of visits, because it is stuck between 35,000 and 40,000, Yard said.

$ 25,000

Asking price of a tapestry, the most expensive item of this year

All items are handmade and range from Christmas stockings for a few dollars to the 15ft by 20ft tapestry by Vancouver artist Sola Fiedler. The trades are grouped into 18 categories, from candles and soaps (13 artisans) and clay work (21) to jewelry (16 fashion artisans, 22 fine artisans), glass (11), leather (8), metal ( 6), wood (12) and visual arts (22). The 26 food stalls offer canned goods, hummus, chocolates, spices, seafood, pickles, garlic, jellies, vinegars, mustards, cheeses, sauces, Christmas pastries, fruits and syrups. Some crafts are unique and expensive creations, but exhibitors sell affordable items. “If you go there without bread and butter, you’re not going to do very well,” Yard said. Some artisans travel the pre-Christmas craft show circuit in other provinces and earn more in those six weeks than they do all year round. “But some are just idealists and they love what they do,” Yard said. “They always say, we’ll do better next year.”

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$ 9,000

Amount donated by the non-profit cooperative to help new artisans

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During its 42 years, the Craft Circle Co-op, a non-profit organization, has donated a total of $ 77,187 to co-op members and art schools. This year, it will donate $ 5,000 to its members and $ 4,000 to community colleges to help advance the craft. The co-op reinvests all the money it earns into the co-op, Yard said. The expenses to stage the show include the fees paid to the rental company which supplies the 20 to 25 semi-trucks full of equipment, such as rugs and curtains, that turn “the bare cement bunker into magic. Christmas lights and sparkle ‘in 52 hours. (Teardown takes seven hours.) And they pay minimal hourly wages to 65 mostly retired employees, along with a handful of strong young men, who help run the show.

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On November 11, the show observes a minute of silence

The show is the first of the major craft shows across Canada, but not by choice. About 20 years ago, the Edmonton show chose the first weekend in December for its Christmas market and at the time, Circle Craft was not “strong enough to attract exhibitors,” Yard said. . Organizers chose the weekend closest to November 11 and faced and still face criticism – “I got two emails this year,” Yard said – for hosting it on Remembrance Day because of the disrespect he shows for Canada’s war dead. But “We stop at 11 am and we close our doors. We have a piper and we have our own department. He said the Royal Canadian Legion was “happy with us”.

slazaruk@theprovince.com

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From felt handbags to ponchos, Circle Craft’s best finds https://4xcircle.com/from-felt-handbags-to-ponchos-circle-crafts-best-finds/ https://4xcircle.com/from-felt-handbags-to-ponchos-circle-crafts-best-finds/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/from-felt-handbags-to-ponchos-circle-crafts-best-finds/ Now that your pumpkin lanterns are safely stowed away in the compost bin, it’s time to get ready for the first big holiday craft fair of the season. labyrinth of more than 300 exhibitors showing their work. From trendy West Coast wood jewelry to South Asian-flavored felts, here are some of the new artisan creations […]]]>

Now that your pumpkin lanterns are safely stowed away in the compost bin, it’s time to get ready for the first big holiday craft fair of the season. labyrinth of more than 300 exhibitors showing their work. From trendy West Coast wood jewelry to South Asian-flavored felts, here are some of the new artisan creations to be discovered during the festivities, which take place Tuesday, November 11 through November 16 at the Vancouver Convention Center.

British Columbia inspired wooden jewelry by Ugly Bunny.

Ugly rabbit

This Kelowna-based jewelry line is a cool mix of British Columbia wilderness and high-tech technique. From the imaginations of two Ontario transplants who wanted to live closer to the slopes, Ugly Bunny’s affordable wood designs are adorned with landscapes and animals that are meticulously laser cut.

The one-and-a-half-year-old line is unlikely to have even originated in a different location, for reasons starting with the landscape it depicts: “Many of the illustrations were based on photos my husband took in. snowboarding in the backcountry, ”says designer Sarah Jane Reynolds, a fine arts graduate from OCAD University in Toronto who has a background in jewelry design. While Reynolds and his other half, Brett Sichello, create the graphics to put on the hardwood that they obtain largely from a local carpenter, it is their neighbors who laser-cut their designs – a process that ‘team is still exploring.

“The reason we were able to grow up is that they are so patient with us,” says Reynolds, who adds that she reduced the trip to the laser cutting shop to a “longboard ride of 17”. minutes “.

For her part, Reynolds assembles, varnishes and hand paints the delicate pieces, down to the tiny golden chevron on Ugly Bunny’s popular little earrings. The standout pendant necklaces you’ll see at Circle Craft feature spirit animals like a wolf, owl, and deer in classic oval cabochons with brass chains; some showcase the grain of woods like walnut and cherry, while others are highlighted against a turquoise background. Prices range from just $ 18 for nails to $ 45 for trendy necklaces.

Sara felts

“When I do something, I give it my all,” Vinitha Sara John told the Law. And so the Vancouver artist took a craft that sometimes takes decades to perfect and took him to new heights of expressiveness. From 2011, when John purchased a small kit for needle felting, she immersed herself in books and workshops on form, incorporating the jewel-toned saree fabrics of her own heritage into the design. age-old boiling process, as well as hand-dyed bristles. and fine Italian merino wool. The result is a lightweight felt she uses for her brightly hued textured pouches, South Asian-inspired garments and bowls, as well as more neutral ‘prints’ of leaves and other natural imagery on clothing and. scarves.

“For me, the most important thing is that I want it to be mine,” she explains. “I don’t want to go to a class and do 20 of the same kind of thing. I’m just trying to give it my own twist.

In this year’s market, look for scarves starting at around $ 150, bags around $ 200, waistcoats at $ 400 and up, and trendy jackets around $ 700. Each piece testifies to the dedication of its creator. “A single scarf takes me about three hours to make,” says John. “I have to love him, and I hope someone else will like him too.”

The retro-modern pillows from Hay-oh.

Hay-oh

Adrienne Parsons’ funky cushions and bags are made from scraps of fabric, used denim and recycled materials, but she never sacrifices a clean, modern design in the process. Cushions by artist Delta are bold, retro geometric pieces that play with color blocks. One look features a three-dimensional stitched modernist flower with a felt center protruding from the middle. It’s a style that’s also reflected in the quirky geometry of its fun crib quilts, contemporary pieces made from traditional cotton.

It’s no surprise that Parsons can do clever magic with a needle and thread: his mother is fiber artist Marianne Parsons. “Growing up, I wasn’t always a fan of sewing,” Parsons laughs. “I would ask him to do certain things for me, but I still had to devote my time and effort to them.”

Young Parsons’ skill lies in finding elegant ways to use every nook and cranny of old material. Her popular Blue Buds are denim pillows with a large alien eye and upholstered hanging legs that are perfect for children’s rooms; now she makes small bags that also use the back pockets of old jeans.

“I’m a hobbyist, I love trying things out,” she says, and luckily for us: her booth will also include felt ornaments, starting at $ 5, with prices going up to $ 200 for the one of her stylish, handmade baby quilts.

The funky but practical rain ponchos from Moojoes.

Moojoes rainwear

Like all great ideas, the must-have children’s rain ponchos from Moojoes were born out of necessity. Friends from North Vancouver, Desiree Kranendijk and Stephanie Loewen, designed them for their own family as well as anyone else.

“I have four kids and Desiree has three, so we were looking for affordable, high quality, safe rain gear that the kids could put on on their own. Loewen said.

The result, after months of researching their kitchen floors for the best waterproof and breathable fabrics and fits, are ponchos with 360 degree reflective visibility made from EU-friendly Oeko-tex Standard 100 fabric. environment. There is a breathable mesh lining and hip prints on the hood linings. And the cut? Watch how Moojoes ponchos slide onto a backpack as a child walks to school. The models are available in size ranges such as 3 to 5 and 5 to 7, so your child will get many years of use out of them. (All are $ 79.95.) And best of all, they come in funky alternatives to the standard red or yellow raincoat: think eggplant, fuchsia, charcoal, and apple green.

Parents have started wanting their own ponchos, so you’ll see Moojoes’ adult range, including men, at $ 119.95. Much like the rain in this city, their popularity shows no signs of abating.


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