2017 Fall and Winter Show Schedule

Hi everyone!!  Seasons go by so fast, and it’s been a while since I have written.  I have been busy with a family member staying with us since September of last year.  She sleeps in my sewing room, so it has been a challenge getting in there to sew, but I have done it!  You can always check my Facebook page for up to the minute creations.  I have been working on new ideas, and bringing back some older ones.  I started making “sets” of matching hat, arm warmer, and leg warmers.  Some really fun colors.

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I am excited to be accepted to Clothesline and Letchworth for 2017 shows this year!  I enjoy these shows, and look forward to seeing everyone there.  More exciting things to come from Kreationality this year!  Stay tuned.  Thank you all for your support!
Here are the shows I am looking into for the Fall/Winter season.  More to come!  

M&T Clothesline Festival – September 9 & 10
Artist Row (application sent) – September 17th
The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale – September 23rd…
Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show – October 7, 8 & 9
Canandaigua Christkindl (application sent) – November 10,11, &12
Rochester Museum & Science – November 17, 18 & 19

XOXO
Karen Ferner
Kreationality

Fun stuff going on…….

Hi friends!  
It’s been a while since I’ve put some words down here, but I thought I would let you know what I have been up to!  
Kreationality had a great 2015 season, and I got right back to sewing, and creating from new ideas right away in the new year.  One of the things I have learned is called wet felting.  I have always loved the felting process, specifically the nuno felting, or wet felting.  It’s just a beautiful process, and a way to be very creative with color.  So I took a class at Weaving & Fibert Arts Center.  I loved learning the process with the added touch of using upcycled silk pieces on the project.  We created scarves in the class, and I have since created several others.  My favorite one is shown here. P1040663

I am signed up for another class this month at the Weaving & FIbert Arts Center to learn how to dye the silk and wool that are used in the felting process.  I love the fiber arts!  I hope to learn more on spinning wool soon, because I already bought a spinning wheel last year at the Hemlock Fiber show.  Now that was a FUN show… I was overwhelmed by all the things I could create!  I tried almost every process available.  Hope to get back to that show this year!

I continue to gather wool sweaters, and chop them up to re-invent new, exciting and fun sweaters!  You can visit my facebook page to see the current pieces I have completed!  

I have listed the 2016 shows I am participating in on the Kreationality website under Festivals and Stores tab.  I was accepted to Morristown Holiday Craft Show in New Jersey this year, but I decided not to do that one.  Maybe in the future when I am retired, and have a bit more time!!  :D

So I will continue learning new things, creating at my sewing machine, and keeping in touch with you through the summer!!  Have fun, and hope to see you in September!  I am grateful for you support!

Thank you!!

Karen Ferner
Kreationality

New stuff

Hi Everyone,

I’m sure everyone is looking forward to Spring!  Looks like it will take a little more time, though.  I have been busy with lots of visiting family, and taking some classes, and just having some fun.  I recently took a nuno felting class, and I loved it!  This is the scarf that I created at the class.  There are pieces of upcycled silk throughout the scarf.  I really enjoyed the class that was offered at the Weaving & Fiber Arts Center in East Rochester. 

upcycled nuno scarfIt was a new process for me, and I will continue to explore it, and find ways to incorporate this into my pieces.

I continue to work on my sweaters, and coats.  I have been sewing in between all the activities going on each weekend, but this weekend I am home for the whole weekend!!  I am sewing wildly, and having so much fun.  Tonight I mostly worked on black and white tunics, and started a poncho.  I had two ponchos at my last show which sold immediately, so I am working on more of those!

I will start out tomorrow morning finishing up my black and white poncho, and then changing my thread into some COLOR!  Stay posted on my Facebook page where I post each completed piece as I do them.  If interested in any of the pieces just let me know via message or email, and I can put the piece on Etsy

I have applied to all the shows I did last year so far, and I’m looking at an out of town show possibility.  Just because I don’t have enough going on in my life!  :D

I look forward to Spring, and getting outside!!  Stay posted for all my new pieces on Facebook.  
Peace!
XOX
Karen Ferner
Kreationality

Sewing away…..

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Hello friends!  
I have been sewing away like crazy these last few months.  I just did a photo shoot with several of my new pieces with my photographer Nancy Riegelsperger.  You can check out those pictures on my Facebook page, and I also have several pieces for sale on my Etsy page.  The poncho on the left is new!

I have been applying to the 2106 Fall shows that I have done for several years….. Clothesline (accepted), Letchworth, Canandaigua Christkindl, and I have two new shows this year!  March 19 & 20 I will be participating in the Rochester Home & Garden Show at the Riverside Convention Center…. this is going to be a great venue, and I’m looking forward to it.  I am also looking forward to a new show on September 17 & 18.  The Springwater Music & Craft show.  Hope you can check out these events.  For more information go to my FESTIVALS tab. I am still waiting for applications for a few shows, and maybe another new venue!  

I have been having fun sewing since the new year, and keeping up on the sales on my Etsy page.  At the same time I am always working on an inventory for the Fall/Winter shows.  This keeps me busy most weekends, and sometimes I don’t leave the house…. which is fine, because it’s my favorite place.  But, I do still work full time, so my sewing is always done on weekends.  Sometimes I get a few minutes during the week to get some work done, but usually that’s just keeping up with my Etsy shop, my website, Facebook, or email messages.

I am so grateful for your support, and all the interest in my pieces.  It feels great to have such a full tent at the festivals each year.  I continue to experiment with fiber, and love to come up with new ideas to share with you!

Spring is around the corner!!  Stay in touch with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Etsy.

xox
Karen

2016

IMG_9798 (2)Almost time for another arm warmer drawing…… February 1st already!  Wow, it goes by fast!  
I have been sewing new pieces, and posting them on Facebook and Etsy for you!  I have a coupon code available right now through February 1st for 20% off all pieces in my Etsy shop.
Coupon code:  JANUARY2016

Thank you for your support, purchases, and conversations at the shows!  I look forward to another fun season in 2016.  I will be applying to the same shows in 2016, and an additional show in Hamburg, NY called Yuletide in the Country.  Hoping to get in to this show.  We visited Hamburg, NY last year to check out the show, and it was a great time with lots of people!  Hope we get in.
Good luck in the arm warmer drawing!
Thanks!
Karen
Kreationality

January 2016

IMG_9812Happy New Year to everyone!!  We are officially into Winter now with all this snow!
Thank you to all of the Kreationality supporters, friends, family and clients!  It was a successful 2015 Fall/Winter show run.  I appreciate every one of you that stopped by to chat, and look at my work.
I am very busy working on new pieces, and trying very hard to get better at posting new pieces on Facebook, and then also getting them on Etsy for sale, and include  
measurements, and pictures for you.  I recently sold a piece to a gal in Pennsylvania, and that makes me so happy that I reached that person, and makes the marketing work 
worthwhile.  It’s not my area of expertise, but I do what I can with help from several other kind folks!!
I am starting to fill out my 2016 applications for the shows I have been doing, and also looking at new show venues.  Hoping to get in to Yuletide in the Country in Hamburg, NY.
So stay tuned for new pieces on the Facebook page, and for purchases check out my 
Etsy store.  Let me know if you need arm warmers.  You can send me a private message, and I will send pics of several to choose from.
Also, don’t forget there is an arm warmer drawing on February 1st!  I will give a pair away
on Facebook, and also a winner will be randomly picked from the Kreationality mailing 
list.  Sign up here.
Thank you so much for all the support!
Karen

November 2015

It was a great show this past weekend at the Canandaigua Christkindl Market.  We visited with all our friends, and vendors, and new friends as well.  It was a very fun weekend.  We have 2 racks of sweaters and coats, but they are going fast!  I was so happy to have one of our XL coats sold to a fabulous lady (see pic)!  She really rocked that coat!  I was so happy to see her happiness!!  We also sold an XL skirt to a women who wore it right out of the tent!  She looked fabulous, and she knew it!  They both blew up those pieces!  

I will be focusing on skirts, leg warmers, vests, ponchos, and arm warmers for next year!!  I am excited to get sewing again.  We will be at the Rochester Museum and Science Center next weekend, November 20, 21, 22.  www.rmsc.org  Our new spot is on the FIRST FLOOR, by the elevators!!  Come see us!  

Kreationality will also be at Cobblestone Creek on December 3rd, 5:30 -9 and also at the Holiday Shopping Fair at the University of Rochester Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons on Friday, December 4th, 10-4pm. 

In the meantime, I will post the newest pieces on www.facebook.com/kreationality and also have a link to my Etsy page for purchase.  Thank you!!  :D

Hope to see you soon!  

Karen

2015 Show

ppladyThe Fall/Winter shows have been a great success so far.  We have done Clothesline, Artist Row, and the Purple Painted Lady.  They were all very exciting and fun shows.  The next show is this weekend at Letchworth State Park, the annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts show.  Satuday, Sunday and Monday.  Please come and see us in booth K48.

You can find a list of shows here.  You can also find lots of new pieces as I complete them on the Kreationality Facebook page.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Thanks for all the support and love!  :D

Karen

New Pieces

dressI created this cute dress last night, and I love it.  I have created a handful of these over the years, and they are always snapped up at the shows.  I hope to do a bunch more before September!  I feel like I am doing pretty good with getting an adequate inventory for the shows starting in September.  Clothesline is the first show, and I have been accepted!  YAY.  I hope to have the same booth.  All I know so far is that they have cashed my check.
My focus since January has been on creating the coats, coats, coats!  In between I have been getting a good inventory of arm warmers.  I know how everyone loves to have at least 50 on the table to pick from.  It’s so fun to hang out with everyone as they try to choose the perfect pair.  I have about 8 more coats to create, and then I will start designing the tunics, and cardigans.  I enjoy creating all pieces, and also like to sprinkle in some new ideas here and there.  Like this dress pictured here.  I love the design of it, and hope to do a bunch more.  I have also purchased several different colors of tulle to use for skirts, and I also would like to put some under the coat skirt….. we’ll see how that works out.  I love all that fluffy tulle!
I have always loved nuno felting, and I finally purchased all the items needed to create something using that process….. just have to find the time!
There is always something NEW and EXCITING that I want to get my hands into, but I try to stay focused on what the people want, and keep making more of those coats, tunics, cardigans, and arm warmers.  I will get to some hats too.  I have added elastic to the hats, which works much better in keeping it snug on the head.
My husband, Jack, has officially retired!!!  YAY for him!!  And YAY for me, because he does a huge amount of cutting for me.  He is the cutting machine!  I sort out the sweaters I want for a piece, and give him instructions on what I need, and he cuts them up.  I then put the pieces together just so, and start sewing.  I have totes full of coat pieces ready for creating!  He is also the muscle at the shows setting up, and he has even worked the booth with me a few times.  He’s the best, and Kreationality could not keep up with the demand without his help!  Thank you to my best friend!
So I have coffee in hand this morning, and I’m ready to get back to the sewing rooms.  Hope you have a great day!!!
As always, you can find the latest pieces as I finish them on Facebook, and also check out the website for more information!  I have some items listed on Etsy if you want to check them out….. !!  Thanks to all for your support!!
Peace,
Karen

Update on 2015 Shows

 

2014 Artist Row Award

2014 Artist Row Award

I received a letter from the show “Christmas in the Country” in Hamburg, NY (November 5th-8th), and they informed me my category is full, but not to be discouraged because I am on a wait list, so if a spot becomes available they will contact me.  They approved my application, so that’s good!!!  Wait and see on that event.

I am super HAPPY, and excited to find out that the Artist Row show at the Rochester Public Market is being held on Sunday, September 20th!!  So I will be able to participate at both Clothesline (September 12-13), and Artist Row!  Yay!  Artist Row was a great show last year, and I won an award in my category!!  I’m so honored!!  So glad to be participating in this event again this year!  
I have submitted all of my applications to the shows I hope to participate in, and will find out if I have been accepted when the jury process is complete for each show.  They all have a different process, and timeline, so I will find out when I find out!!! ;)
I’ll keep you posted!  I will also post the schedule, and updates on my Facebook page and website.  Stay connected!!  
Thank you for the love and support!!!  I feel it!
Peace,
Karen