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My 3 year old daughter accompanied me to the grand opening of Eye Of The Needle last Friday. She was the perfect person to take to a place with expensive crafts like fragile glass balls. I joke – she was very well behaved and got the most excited when she saw this really cool dollhouse that she could touch. The little stuffed family members and cat could sit in various pockets throughout the house. I thought it was a great idea (picture below).
The whole store is filled with unique pieces that were made by people who have trained in the various crafts and work hard on them. They are offering functional pieces for your home but every thing in the store is a work of art.
It was hard to keep my eyes off my little girl but I did notice, at the corner of my eye, the event was really well attended and abundantly catered. The co-owner, Sandra Barrett, was showing off the shop with a big smile on her face, which was really nice to see.
New Fernie business Eye Of The Needle is hosting a grand opening tonight, 5 to 9pm, at their wonderful location 260 5th Street (opposite the Fernie Heritage Library). Eye Of The Needle’s main floor showcases hand crafted pieces (glass artists, metal artists, blacksmiths, candle makers and fiber artists) and a studio space upstairs houses Flo and her sewing and dying equipment.
For a bit more information on who’s in the gallery and what the place is about, check out this article on the Kootenay Arts Bulletin.
A bit more about Flo and what she has to offer (from facebook):
“I’m set up with 3 industrial machines, so am available to do work wear, outwear and leather. (Big jobs are welcomed) I also specialize in dying, so if you got a garment or shoes that you love, but just don’t dig the colour anymore, I can help you out with that.”
EOTN will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 5:00, Saturdays 11:30 to 5:30. The studio will be open by appointment or by chance – phone Florence (778) 995-9151.