Monday, April 2, 2018

In the Company of Artisans

Photo credit:
Indigenous: Organic Fair Trade Fashion
Here at The Crafty Lady, I'd estimate that the three of us who spend our work-days guiding, teaching, serving, answering your questions and doing our best to ensure you have what you need for your chosen craft, have well over a century of combined experience in various skills: knitting, crochet, embroidery, paper arts, jewellry making, colour theory, sewing and quilting.

We are a company of artisans...and we welcome all who join us, who 'keep company' with us each day -- especially those who book a lesson to take up a new craft or to move their skill level up a notch, thus adding to the world-wide population of "makers".  😊

To be an artisan is to be someone "...who works in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand"And despite the surprise of those who don't have such a practice, artisans are not a vanishing breed -- even in our highly technological Western culture.

There's something so very appealing about making with one's hands -- the rhythmic movement of the fingers, the sensation of touching fabric, fibre, clay, wire, beads, the vibrant colours of the materials -- not to mention the satisfaction of creating something unique that expresses one's singular voice, ideas, views of life and the world around us.

Add to that the slowing of time in order to revel in the creative process, and you have the perfect antidote to the stress and strife so prevalent in today's "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

That's why this week, for our Super Special Sale, we're offering you a lovely opportunity to slow down, to dream a little, to take time to select colour and revel in quality, to join our company with

Berroco Artisan

50 grams = 112 metres (123 yards)

80% Merino Wool
20% Silk

Regular price: $18.50

Sale Price: $4.63

Please Note: 
Due to the special quality of this yarn,
we are limiting purchases to 10 skeins 
per customer.

P. S. Did you know that the City of Lacombe has an annual celebration of artisans -- and the art and fine craft they create?  Want to see more artisans at work, and share the beauty of their creations?  Want to see what young local students are making?  Want to enjoy locally-prepared food delights, wine, and craft beers?  

Then make time for the 19th Annual Lacombe Art Sale and Celebration of Creative Expression!

April 20 - 21
Lacombe Memorial Centre
For more details, click HERE.

*Written by Margaret, happy TCL employee whose life has been enriched by crafts.

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