Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh My!

I've been following Sue Spargo who does incredible contemporary folk art pieces, primarily with wool and an amazing array of creative embroidery stitches and bright colours, so I was more than excited to see that she recently did a workshop in Ontario at what looked like an amazing little shop. These are a few images from her recent post - Jane & Linda, I can't help but think of you when I see her work.




















She lives in Ohio so her post was a little vague as to the shop's location, describing it only as being in Ontario. Needless to say, I had to do a bit more digging; I am SO glad that I did.

Photo from Stitch, by Nella
The workshop was held in Jordan at Stitch, right in the heart of wine country, and is a little piece of heaven. Operated by Jocelyn Chamberlain, it is self-described as a sanctuary for knitters, quilters and needleworkers and looks like someplace that you'd just love to spend days and days. Their website is fairly basic but I found Nella's Acorn Lane Vintage Living blog that has lots of really fantastic images of it. Take a look and tell me that your heart doesn't go pit-a-pat. I haven't picked up a pair of knitting needles in a few years but its hard to resist when you see this shop (Dawn, this might be a new addiction for you). Sue is planning to return next fall for another workshop and me thinks this might need to be added to my calendar.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very folk artsy. Love it!!
Anne

Jane C. said...

Will definitely have to plan to go to this workshop. I love Sue's work and would love to visit this shop. Thanks for finding this Marie! xo

Nella said...

Dear Marie, thank you for posting about my blog and the photo credit. I truly appreciate it. I also love Stitch and find it so inspirational just stopping by.Thanks again, N.xo