With the arrival of rain and with more in the forecast for next week, it’s a pretty good indicator that fall is knocking at our door. It smells so wonderful after the rain, and our Island (and province) really need it after our summer of wildfires. Although we will soon be saying goodbye – officially – to summer, I’m excited to share with you the upcoming FALL & WINTER MARKETS that we will be attending! From now until December, you can find Indian Summer Leather Design at the following locations, both on and off Vancouver Island:
- Sep 16 - Sep 19: Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver
- Oct 6 – 8: Gabriola Studio Tour
- Oct 11 – 14: Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver (to be confirmed)
- Nov 2 – 4: Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair, Nanaimo
- Nov 7 – 11: Circle Craft Christmas Show, Vancouver
- Nov 15 – 18: Art Market, Calgary
- Nov 22 – 25: Signatures Handmade Market, Winnipeg
- Nov 29 - Dec 2: Butterdome, Edmonton
- Dec 8 – 9: Last Chance, Sidney BC
With Christmas coming sooner than we think, attending a local craft market or show is a great way to kick start your Christmas shopping. The Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour is one of my favourites, as we are always excited to welcome people to our studio to see where the magic of leather-making happens! If you haven’t been on the tour, it’s always a great excuse to explore Gabriola for a day or two as well.
Not able to attend a market or a show? Not to worry. As usual, all of our products are available on our website or via Shopify on my Facebook page. If you have any questions about a product, or a colour, or would like to create a custom order, I’d be happy to chat. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading, and make sure to say hi if you are coming to any of the above markets or shows!
Anita has been designing leather for over 22 years. She and Brian have deliberately kept Indian Summer Leather Design to an “artisan’s scale” in order to be involved in the entire process from creative design to placing her products into the hands of the women and men who will ultimately love her bags. Check out the Calendar pagefor a detailed list of upcoming shows where you can view Anita’s uniquely designed bags in person. And don’t forget to follow Anita on Facebook& Instagram!