Over the July long weekend, the guild won a third prize for our west coast themed booth at the Association of North West Weavers’ Guild conference at the University of Victoria. We had decided a year ago that we would all make boots as Saltspring is the home of the Gumboot Gala. Then we had to figure out to display our handiwork and, of course, shoes are stored on shoe trees so we made some trees.
- the trees being ‘planted’ on our island
- the tree bark being nuno felted
- the trees sprouting boots
- pick up on mock satin, from Alison Irwin’s class