Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SaltSpring Island Fall Felting Retreat

Foxglove Farm, SaltSpring Island, British Columbia
October 19/20/21st, 2012  10:00am-4:00pm + evenings
The British Columbia retreat will be hosted at the very beautiful and charming Foxglove Farm. The farm is located on one of the original homesteads on the island, surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected forest and agricultural fields, bordering Maxwell Lake. An idyllic, inspiring and very relaxing natural setting.  There is accomodation available for up to eight people in the three cottages.
All of the retreat details are available on my website here and on the retreat page of the blog here.
It's going to be a beautiful woolly October! I can't wait!

Warm wishes,


  1. HA ! Fiona !!! I would LOVE to come, but ..... you know the rest ;-)

    The red long thin flowers are some species of Polygonum, I have other colours and species too (they are kind of jungle-like in the back near the water)
    The blue ones are Lobelia syphilitica, tiny flowers like the "normal" Lobelia you put in hanging baskets, but very different in inflorescence ....

    1. Thanks, Els! For all the plant info! There are some beautiful polygonums...I'll keep my eyes out for these....Once, when visiting Irelnad, the cottage we stayed in had the most beautiful beds of a fluffy pink polygonum....lovely! Felting? It would be fun, wouldn't it! One day maybe...somewhere! Warm wishes, Fiona

  2. Wow Fiona, it's a while since I've had a chance to visit, you have been busy girl! All looks wonderful, your bags are just beautiful and I'm very excited to hear that you're working on a book : ) I so look forward to seeing that. And this retreat...? One day. Happy felting, dyeing and planning. x M

    1. Thanks, Mia! As I'm sure happens to you also, so much gets made that never gets photographed or written about! I've puzzled out a perfect Autumn balance for me...with some time off to read books and sketch...and look after myself...for the first time in a long, long time.....still busy....but nicely so, and not distractedly! Would still love to trade for some of your "little people"- they are so charming! xo, Fiona

  3. This looks so wonderful - B.C. in autumn... I went there 20 years ago and these photos remind me to these days. Wonderful to be able to be connected to feltmakers around the globe. Warm wishes from Bavaria in Germany, Angelika