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2020 May Holiday Shipping Update

I am wishing everyone good weather and an opportunity to relax this May long weekend! I am looking forward to catching up on a few half-finished felting projects!

The Fibrecraft online store will remain open, however, please aware that orders placed on Sunday May 17th and Monday May 18th will ship on Tuesday May 19th 2020.

Take care! I hope that your fibre art projects turn out well!

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Factory Seconds – Large Foam Pads

A limited number of large foam pads are available at a discount. These particular pads have a cosmetic issue where some surfaces have a few larger pores caused by trapped bubbles when the foam was manufactured. The pads are still perfectly good for felting, but you may notice some small bubbles when the pad is viewed at an angle. Available while they last!

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Update Regarding Canada Post Shipping

Despite the state of the outside world, I remain well and continue to ship orders. Canada Post sent a message to customers last night that they are suspending their delivery guarantees. I will continue to ship via Canada Post and apologize in advance should your package be delayed.

As a result of potential impacts related to our local facilities and air transportation, we are letting you know that effective today (March 18) Canada Post will be suspending our On-time Delivery Guarantees for all parcel services, until further notice. This means that some residents and businesses may begin to experience slower than normal delivery times.

I hope you are well and have an opportunity to relax with your fibre art projects!

Best wishes,
Saira

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Anatomy of a Felted Still Life

This is a still life felting project I worked on during the autumn of 2018. I assembled this picture using a combination of wet felting, needle felting, as well as hand and free motion embroidery. I’m often asked what different fibres can be used for, so I though I’d share some of the materials used in this project.

A – This project started with a background made from natural white Merino pre-felt that was slightly larger than the finished picture.

B – The vase along with the flowers and leaves are made from Merino roving which has been blended to provide some shading and depth. Using multiple colours and densities of fibre help prevent flat looking areas of solid colour.

C – Strands of banana silk fibres in a complimentary colour were added to the table surface to make it more interesting.

D – Recycled silk fibres help in adding texture to the surface and add some eye catching sparkle.

E – Loose locks add a decorative spray from the bouquet, like decorative twigs or sprigs of leaves.

F – Clusters of wool nepps and small pieces of wool locks add areas of interest like babies breath or willow buds.

G – Throughout the picture machine embroidery with cotton thread is used to darken the shadows and to help define other areas.

H – Chunks of tightly wound banana silk fibres provide the finest details in the smaller flower clusters.

I – Bright embroidery floss stitched by hand are used to create eye catching highlights.

Which fibres or embellishments will you try in your next project? As always, please let me know if you have any questions about our materials or need advice on how to use them.

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Holiday Shipping Schedule

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and I wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and creative 2019!

Please note that the Post Office is closed on the following days:

  • December 25th, 2018
  • December 26th, 2018
  • January 1st, 2019

Orders place on these dates will be prepared and dropped off once the Post Office re-opens.

Best Wishes!
Saira

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2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines – Updated

Canada Post

Update: Canada Post has cancelled their Holiday delivery guarantee. I will continue to ship via Canada Post because its the only cost-effective option for most Canadians, but please understand that packages may arrive after Christmas. I am offering UPS and FedEx ground options as well.

Important Canada Post shipping deadlines are quickly approaching for those looking to purchase items and receive them before the holidays.
You can find the key shipping dates below. I will continue to ship through the holidays, except when the post office is closed, for all other orders as they arrive.

Orders within Canada

  • December 11th – Orders shipping via Expedited Parcel service
  • December 18th – Needle orders shipping via Letter Mail service
  • December 20th – Orders shipping via Xpresspost service

Orders to the United States

  • December 12th – Orders shipping via Expedited Parcel service
  • December 16th – Orders shipping via Xpresspost

Orders to the rest of the World

  • December 8th – Orders shipping via Xpresspost

UPS

Orders shipped by UPS must be received by 3:00 PM on December 19th, 2018.

FedEx

Orders shipped by FedEx must be received by 3:00 PM on December 19th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!