It's an honour to be the Featured Artist at Fibrefest, a celebration of textiles, this year! I'd love to have my booth engage the diversely creative citizens of Almonte, and Almonte-lovers, hence, my Almonte Collection in need of names. The naming contest will take place at the Creatively Graceful Surface Pattern Design booth at Fibrefest this weekend. I will select my favourite titles from the ballots for the 4 designs in the collection and the winners will receive a free 8" by 8" cotton swatch of their fabulously named design. However, if you want to jump the gun and order the designs pre-titling, by all means, the 4-piece collection is available as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap in my shop. The designs in need of clever titles are Almonte #1: architectural tidbits of Almonte
Almonte #2: the gingerbread balcony on Mill Street
Almonte #3: corn, textile fibres, and water on a denim-like background
Almonte #4: the bricks of the Black Watch Tobacco wall arranged in an Aztec style pattern in honour of Almonte's namesake Mexican general, Juan Almonte. Hint: I love a good pun, so the wittier the better!
Feel free to swing by Fibrefest this weekend and drop your best names on a ballot at the Creatively Graceful Surface Pattern Design booth! It's Saturday September 10th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday September 11th from 10am to 4pm. The admission is $5 and the Creatively Graceful booth will be set up at the Almonte arena location, 182 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario. Hope to see you soon, and happy brainstorming!