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Craft Fairs!

It's Craft Fair season again!   I went to the Circle Craft show in Vancouver on Thursday morning to talk to just a few of the many many talented artists and artisans there. I will tell you it was hard to stick to working and not just wander the aisles (and shop!)  The Circle Craft show continues this weekend at the Trade and Convention Centre in Vancouver.

On Saturday's show you'll hear from a weaver (Laura Fry of Prince George) who stumbled onto her passion for the craft, a fibre artist (Melody MacMillan of Chiengora in Revelstoke) who uses dog hair to make mittens and hats and pillows, and a glass artist (Minori Takagi) who makes intricate and beautiful glass beads in a Japanese traditional style.

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Some other craft fairs this month:

Burnaby Arts Council 40th Annual Christmas Craft Show, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Nov 11-13

Port Alberni Mistletoe Market, Rollin Art Centre Nov 12- Dec 24

Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, Chilliwack Heritage Park Nov 18-20

Maple Ridge Art Gallery show and sale Ensemble 2011 Nov 19-Dec 17.

Leigh Square Annual Winter Artisan Fair in Port Coquitlam Nov 26-27

Campbell River Art Gallery Christmas Arts and Crafts Market opens Nov 10.

Smithers Art Gallery Wintergold Arts and Crafts Fair Nov 25-26, Central Park Building

Lillooet Christmas Craft Fair Nov 20 11-3 at the Recreation Centre


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