As a part of Aqua Books' Crafty Minions Handmade and Vintage Craft Sale, Jennifer Still and Jennifer Beaudry will take over one of the writers' studios and create a "nestallation" that draws from their recent collaboration, Nest, on Friday, December 4.
The event begins at 11:00 am and lasts until 5:00 pm
Screenprinted in a laced concertina design, Nest is hand-assembled with salvaged 1970s vintage materials including kitchen wallpaper, couch upholstery, owl needlepoints and baby yarn.
Each limited-edition copy is wrapped in a needle-felted slipcover.
Guests are invited to join in a sewing-circle style reading and book talk with the opportunity to add their own stitches/layers to the room.
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Jennifer Beaudry and Jennifer Still have been crafting together since learning how to tie rollerskate shoelaces.
Jennifer B. applies her nimble hand to photography, willow furniture building, knitting, bookbinding, sewing, felting, and quilt-making.
Jennifer S. writes poetry and papers her walls in a tall yellow house in Winnipeg. NEST will appear in her second collection, Girlwood in Spring, 2011.