Enchanted By Sewing


Recently I visited western Canada - Vancouver BC - for a six days trip. My husband attended a conference for GSA. Not being a geologist, I went along for fun!

 I’ve taken four trips to Vancouver in the last six years. It's a place we really love to go. We are all really drawn to the city and the vicinity. We identify with the city as fellow westerners. There is a strong bond of shared history and culture, between people in the western Americas, particularly down along the coast. There's also a lot of ross culture with my home in the San Francisco Bay area. 

That said, there is a spice of difference and Canadian feeling. We feel both comfortable, and excited with the sights sounds and smells(!). 

 In the show I discuss . . . 

On this trip, my sewist's heart was drawn to embellishment. I kept that in mind when I


- Shopped

- Looked for inspiration for sewing projects

- Designed and Worked on a small sewing project


I also included a lot of travel notes. You'll hear about how my interest in very accessible forms of Native American art in Vancouver, 

the out of doors, and local city life affected my sewing ideas and the shape of my travel style.


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Web Resources

Sunset Inn and Suites – Burnaby St, West End, just off Davie



Button Button - A Unique, Artistic Button Experience


Button Button is on the edge of Gas Town. It's where the Steam Clock is. Yup, it was being renovated when I was there!



DresSew http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/10/californian-visits-vancouver-bc-sewing.html



Bead store Granville island

In the Net Loft building


5 - 1666 Johnston Street, V6H 3S2

T: 604.682.2323 | F: 604.682.1303

Located in the Net Loft Beadworks is the ultimate destination for all of your jewellery making needs. Choose from thousands of different beads; from pearls to shells to glass and everything in between, and materials for making earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Ask the helpful staff for tips, and you can even create your one-of-a-kind accessories in-store. We also offer classes.






Stanley Park is a huge fantastic city park. Wonderful views of the water, water activities, biking, walking. Woods too - take your pick.


-Native American Art Good locations there

-Behind Maritime Museum Mungo Martin Totem Pole

-Totem Poles, Spirit Park in Stanley Park

-MOA, UBC, carvings, crests on totem poles, bentwood boxes, modern and ancient sculptures






Vanier Park


Museum of Vancouver http://www.museumofvancouver.ca


Through early March 2015, If you’re in the area! Exhibit - From Rationing to Ravishing




Maritime Museum - nearby Museum of Vancouver

Babes and Bathers, History of the Swimsuit



Direct download: CastFINALNov2014VancouverEmbellishmentD6.mp3
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