on the road again…

This time of the year is really lovely in BC, especially when the weather cooperates! It was a beautifully sunny last week, just perfect for a trip to Sorrento, B.C. that is, not the other one.

I was leading a workshop at Sorrento Centre on Shuswap Lake, a really beautiful part of the world. We were working with print this session, using all sorts of different techniques with thickened dyes so we could print directly to fabric.

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There’s lots of “stuff” required for this workshop so the car was jam-packed!

The weather was so nice we were able to set up tables outside to do our wet ( read messy!) stuff.

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We got screens ready for breakdown printing but had to be patient and wait till the next day to print them off.  Some really terrific pieces of fabric came out of these screens, sorry I don’t have images, yet!

My trip included a quick visit to the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, between Sorrento and Chase. The salmon are completing a really long journey from the Pacific Ocean to spawn.  I was there for the very beginning of the run and saw what I thought was loads of fish! But apparently nowhere near as many as are going to be there over the next couple of weeks.

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The fish are amazing! bright red with the most striking green heads.

It’s a beautiful park and really well laid out for the thousands of visitors who will come to see the salmon run . There are trails along the river with access to the water on a sand bar , you can get quite close to all the flora and fauna.

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I loved the ruffled edges on this lichen.

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Of course we had to try out a few of the touristy things set up near the parking lot!

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Meanwhile back at home …work is underway on my new Great Blue Heron design, the drawn details are just about done and he’s almost ready for quilting.

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Heron will be making his debut appearance at the Bramble Patch in Weedon, UK in April of 2015. I’ll keep you posted on version 2!

Bye for now, Catherine

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