Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heading to BC

Before flying to BC Vancouver I took a moment strolling along the driveway to view Lake Ontario and last glimpse of small town Brighton.
Stepping on the windfalls of red and yellow maples found it's already fall now.

Goodbye to my host Amy for the unforgettable stay in her huge Alpaca farm
The farm where I spent the interaction of eco printing is such a natural ambience

No mail today? But you still know where I am. I am fine in the wonderland........
Further in the Lake Ontario is USA. If it's a clear day we can see Buffalo.
A small town Brighton. When I see this bike I really want to ride.

Time to say goodbye to the farm, to my friends to the furry friends.

Sweet soul rubbing on my leg. how can I leave you?

Time to go...... thanks for Amy's hospitality for my warm stay in Ontario. Dinner ended with sumptuous lobster.

In the very early morning at 5:45am I left hotel for the Toronto airport heading to Vancouver then by a small flight to Comox Valley.
Heading to Comox port received by host Genoa then a short stay in her boat. We'Re in high spirit to soucucing leaves 

I will do some samples with these leaves then a formal workshop on the way.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Interaction ecoprints

The huge alpaca farm in Colbourne, Ontario where my friend Amy owns has 83 alpacas

Because of the same fanatic of fibre passion, I came all the way from Hong Kong to Ontario to meet Amy in her huge Alpaca farm to share and interact with people of my creation. I played felting with the fleece and eco printing.

The 83+ alpacas are so adorable, children like them we all love them.  The farm with almost 100 furry pets, big and small dogs as well cats. 
One of it the black magic Fat Tony plays the part as Mogi modelling my demo piece.

Yesterday was a very warm Sunday I demo the eco printing started with skills of bundling for the tie dyes and prints.
Like a green salad bar....maple, oak, sumac, walnut, smoke bush and euc for choice

They concentrated on placement with the big dog Phil resting by our side
Unwrapping is always exciting to see how it looks.....

After two hours boiling here comes the prints on the silk scarf.

This is prints of sumac and walnut on cotton I done for the local testing

As the first round done in the East Canada is well I'm anticipating to do the workshops in BC Vancouver this weekend.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Alpacas trip

Thank goodness It's another good day!
I left Toronto my host warm house to another friend's alpacas farm - The Old Mill Alpaca In Colborne. 
好一個美麗旅程,離開多倫多再往160公哩外Colborne 外朋友的羊駝農莊,在這裡有玩不完的軟柔駝羊毛及週邊植物,正是此行交流分享的第一站.....

Amy has a farm of 83 alpacas, 12 dogs, 4 cats...... what a big pet family. Each alpaca has s name. Everyday Amy calls them and cuddles them.

All those furry friends are so warm and friendly. My stay in the farm for a few more days will surly be creative with the "fibre from Gods" and the local hedgerow vegetation. I've already done wool felt flowers with the fleece and eco prints. Fun are going on with the team ......
A flower brooch made with the alpaca fleece
Eco prints with sumac, maple and rose leaves on cotton.  These are trials on the first day. Will do some more and share.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Leisure days Toronto

My teaching holiday started with good friends gathering. Annie is nice to show me around Toronto. We've been to winery, old town Niagara-on-the-Lake and downtown.

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