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This month’s show is EMBELLISHMENT VIA VANCOUVER B.C.
The Enchanted by Sewing Podcast is, an extension of my regular sewing blog - Me Encanta Coser, which, roughly translated means, Enchanted By Sewing
My blog is written in English. The name celebrates the historical and modern use of the beautiful Spanish Language in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I live.
Recently I was in western Canada, in 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 my slow travel trip, I kept embellishment in mind when I
- Looked for inspiration for sewing projects
- Designed and Worked on a small sewing project
I also included a lot of travel notes in the 'cast. 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 my travel style.
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Web ResourcesSunset 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!
Bead store on 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."
From Nature, City Walkings, Fantastic Museums and People I meet
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
- Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at University of British Colombia (UBC), carvings, crests on totem poles, bentwood boxes, modern and ancient sculptures
o Explore the MOA Collection Yourself - Images, Info, etc. http://moa.ubc.ca/collections/
o First Nations Collection at MOA http://moa.ubc.ca/collections/firstnations/
Museum of Vancouver (MOV) http://www.museumofvancouver.ca
Exhibit - From Rationing to Ravishing Through early March 2015,
Maritime Museum - nearby the Museum of Vancouver
Exhibit - Babes and Bathers, History of the Swimsuit