Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club The Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club is a non-profit organization aimed at the promotion and continuation of arts and crafts in Kamloops and surrounding areas.
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Operating as usual

02/23/2021

As we wait for our studio to open up again, feel free to share any projects you're working on! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy 🌼

09/30/2020
Amaury Guichon

For those that are yearning to get back to the wheel...

Long version of the chocolate king cobra, 80LB of Milk and Dark Chocolate for a 6ft Long result!
Enjoy. 🐍🍫

08/23/2020

The Kamloops Naturalist Club is looking for donations!

They will be hosting an online Charity Auction to build a boardwalk and viewing platform on the wetlands out at Tranquille. The auction will run from Aug 31 ’til Sept 4 and the theme of the auction is #ExperienceNature

All funds will be used to contract an engineer to start the design process. Please contact Wenda at [email protected] if you have something you would like to donate.

If you’re itching to see what the Kamloops Art Community is up to, stop by the Old Courthouse. The Courthouse Collective...
07/04/2020

If you’re itching to see what the Kamloops Art Community is up to, stop by the Old Courthouse. The Courthouse Collective have reopened their store.

We are re-opening the Courthouse Gallery Friday, July 3! Come by and check out all the new items members have been working on! Open from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday!

Love the creativity of this outdoor art! How are you decorating your yard and gardens?
07/03/2020
Create a Pebble Mosaic - FineGardening

Love the creativity of this outdoor art!
How are you decorating your yard and gardens?

The potential applications of pebble mosaic are amazingly diverse, the materials are relatively inexpensive, and the results can be spectacular. I’ve used this medium to craft stepping stones, pathways, patios, walls, steps, ponds, fountains, and edging strips for lawns.

MattandEmmy
06/29/2020

MattandEmmy

06/24/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THE HERITAGE HOUSE IS CLOSED.

The Heritage House is a City of Kamloops building primarily utilized for large group activities. As such they've decided to keep it closed. The City is working on a plan for reopening but unfortunately we don't know when that will be.
We're all patiently waiting for opening and as soon as the plan is made public all of the KACC members will be notified.
Have a great day!

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club's cover photo
06/21/2020

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club's cover photo

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club
06/21/2020

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club

Hereditary chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, both from the Squamish Nation, learned to weave blankets in the Salish ...
06/21/2020
Two weavers stop Salish tradition from 'slipping into history' | CBC News

Hereditary chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, both from the Squamish Nation, learned to weave blankets in the Salish tradition nearly 15 years ago and are now trying to spread their knowledge as far and wide as possible.

Hereditary chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, both from the Squamish Nation, learned to weave blankets in the Salish tradition nearly 15 years ago and are trying to spread their knowledge as far and wide as possible.

Rebecca
06/21/2020

Rebecca

I turned some of my little inkle bands into bracelets

So lovely!
04/28/2020

So lovely!

Here's my shawl that I have knit while staying home. Wendy Hennings

Beautifully created.
04/28/2020

Beautifully created.

Here is my Fancy Mee shawl. A friend of mine blocked it for me, she is the Blocking Queen for sure! I changed the pattern up a bit (no bobbles) and put a design element in (in otherwords, there is a mistake). But I love how it turned out! I used my own hand dyed fi*****ng weight yarns, Tonal Purple and Borealis colourways.

Artisans with too much time on their hands.
04/28/2020

Artisans with too much time on their hands.

MattandEmmy
04/25/2020

MattandEmmy

Sock story!

If you have some ribbon just sitting in a drawer (and who doesn't?) here's something to do on your next walk. Frontline ...
04/23/2020

If you have some ribbon just sitting in a drawer (and who doesn't?) here's something to do on your next walk. Frontline workers, grocery store workers, childcare providers... let's thank them all!

This red ribbon movement was started by Rotary Clubs in Guelph, Elora and Fergus to support essential and frontline workers. Now, a sea of red ribbons is spreading quickly across Canada. Tie a red ribbon around a tree, a balcony, or a post in your yard to show support for all the frontline and essential workers who are putting themselves at risk to be of service to all of us.

Imagine an exhausted frontline worker on their way to and from work seeing their community decorated in red ribbons in their honour knowing they are loved and appreciated.

Take a photo of your red ribbon and spread the message of support for all essential and frontline workers through emails to your friends, family and colleagues and on your social media channels.

... and if you can, volunteer or donate funds to help the most vulnerable in your community.

Our fibre artists are certainly enjoying the self-distancing. Check out these tartan towels!
04/23/2020

Our fibre artists are certainly enjoying the self-distancing. Check out these tartan towels!

Tartan towels in twill ! 😊

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club
04/22/2020

Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club

Many of our members are weaving at home. Check out these beautiful tea towels!
04/22/2020

Many of our members are weaving at home. Check out these beautiful tea towels!

Here's a batch of tea towels I finished last week.

Wow!
04/22/2020

Wow!

I finished a wall hanging finally. This was work done at a workshop at Sun Peaks last fall by applying fabric paint to silk, then using wax as a resist and then stamping and painting again. I tried my hand at freehand embroidery on the sewing machine as the final application.

Do you know what this is?
04/16/2020

Do you know what this is?

BREAKING NEWS:Confirmed by Prime Minister Trudeau on April 15th: Individuals making $1000 or less ARE NOW ELIGIBLE for t...
04/15/2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak updates, symptoms, prevention, travel, preparation - Canada.ca

BREAKING NEWS:
Confirmed by Prime Minister Trudeau on April 15th: Individuals making $1000 or less ARE NOW ELIGIBLE for the CERB.
Individual craft artists who are facing financial difficulty should apply immediately for the federal CERB.
(This information has not yet been updated on the official government site: http://canada.ca/covid19. More details are to come.)
https://canadiancraftsfederation.ca/craft-based-covid-19-resources/

Here's some good news - studies show that crafting can help ease anxiety. No wonder the Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club is s...
04/14/2020
This is your brain on crafting - CNN

Here's some good news - studies show that crafting can help ease anxiety. No wonder the Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club is such a fun group.

Experts say crafting can benefit your brain, especially for those suffering from anxiety or depression.

Who can resist these yarn wrapped baby carrots!
04/09/2020
Found this on Pinterest

Who can resist these yarn wrapped baby carrots!

Yarn Baby Carrots | DIY Easter Decor Ideas for the Home | Easy Easter Decorations for Kids

Here's an interesting way to dye your Easter eggs this year.
04/07/2020
Silk tie dye eggs

Here's an interesting way to dye your Easter eggs this year.

How to make your own silk tie dye eggs.

Wow, our members have been busy! Rebecca Edgar finished the third sash out of six that she needed for Ukrainian dance co...
04/04/2020

Wow, our members have been busy!
Rebecca Edgar finished the third sash out of six that she needed for Ukrainian dance costumes; Julie Ikswonora was playing with ink and watercolours, Judy Martin is finishing a headband for her friend Devona Hay and Bevin Brown, after watching the live video tutorial on the Clay Buddies Facebook group, made these “AntiBuddies”

Jill Juusola made this pirate out of two gourds, sculpey, air dried clay, tin foil and scraps of cloth. She has him post...
04/01/2020

Jill Juusola made this pirate out of two gourds, sculpey, air dried clay, tin foil and scraps of cloth. She has him posted at the back door to scare away the Covid 19!

I made this pirate out of two gourds, sculpey, air dried clay, tin foil and scraps of cloth. I have him posted at the back door to scare away the Covid 19! I think he is ugly enough that it just might work!

04/01/2020

Self distancing can be tough.
Share a photo of your current creation with us.
Let's stay connected.

These are adorable, Emmy!
04/01/2020

These are adorable, Emmy!

Hello dear crafters! Looking forward to all your postings!

Spending time doing some 'stress baking' in my attempt at flattening the curve. Homemade donuts for a family birthday. W...
03/27/2020

Spending time doing some 'stress baking' in my attempt at flattening the curve. Homemade donuts for a family birthday.
What are you spending your time creating? We'd love to see your works of art!

Staying home isn’t hard for an artisan. It just gives us more time to create!Stay healthy everyone.
03/18/2020
25 Steps to Create a DIY Moss Wall Garden

Staying home isn’t hard for an artisan. It just gives us more time to create!
Stay healthy everyone.

Moss wall gardens are a beautiful combination of living plant and artistic masterpiece. If you’ve been eyeing this trend, then read on!

03/17/2020

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Today at 3 pm the City of Kamloops announced multiple closures of municipal buildings. This includes the Heritage House and there will no Tuesday or Thursday sessions for club members until further notice.

The Executive has also decided unanimously to cancel our Spring Sale, which was planned for April 25, 2020.

These are certainly cute! Would love to see the article they would write about the felted animals created by the Kamloop...
03/07/2020
Russian Artist’s Felted Wool Animals Might Stun You With Their Cuteness (30 Pics)

These are certainly cute!
Would love to see the article they would write about the felted animals created by the Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club artisans.

What makes art so great is the diversity it offers to artists. Art is ubiquitous, it knows no boundaries, no time and space. It simply inspires. The pieces of art made by a Russian artist are something we have not seen yet, and we bet you will fall in love with them the moment you […]

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Kamloops, BC

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We provide a place for interested artisans to gather weekly to meet with other like-minded people and share ideas, techniques and dreams! Education is an important aspect of the Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club; this may be impromptu sessions as artisans gather or formal classes sponsored by the club.

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The Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club is a registered non-profit organization aimed at the promotion and continuation of arts and crafts in Kamloops and surrounding areas.

To this end, we provide a place for interested artisans to gather weekly to meet with other like-minded people and share ideas, techniques and dreams!

Education is an important aspect of the Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club; this may be impromptu sessions as artisans gather or formal classes sponsored by the club.

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These are some of my latest drawings. The one on the left is done in water soluble graphite and the one on the right is using water soluble paint and pencils.
The Ottawa Art Gallery is looking for Canadian artists and makers to submit original, handmade, and one-of-a-kind pieces to be displayed in their new commercial gallery space. These products can range in price points and can include ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculptures, children’s toys, stationery, notebooks, zines, fashion accessories (scarves, hats, etc), prints and one-offs. Submission deadline is JUNE 30, 2020.
I turned some of my little inkle bands into bracelets
I have been experimenting with alcohol painting on old photographs that were meant for the garbage. The alcohol paint doesn't flow as well as on Yupo paper but the backgrounds become an interesting part of the total creation. This is one of the better ones that I have done.
Here is my Fancy Mee shawl. A friend of mine blocked it for me, she is the Blocking Queen for sure! I changed the pattern up a bit (no bobbles) and put a design element in (in otherwords, there is a mistake). But I love how it turned out! I used my own hand dyed fi*****ng weight yarns, Tonal Purple and Borealis colourways.
Sock story!
Here's my shawl that I have knit while staying home. Wendy Hennings
Tartan towels in twill ! 😊
Anyone selling homemade masks?
I finished a wall hanging finally. This was work done at a workshop at Sun Peaks last fall by applying fabric paint to silk, then using wax as a resist and then stamping and painting again. I tried my hand at freehand embroidery on the sewing machine as the final application.
Here's a batch of tea towels I finished last week.