Artists create unique gifts

Kathy Kinsella, Gwen Martinuk and Melissa Nasby are offering original one-of-a-kind textile art created in their home studios.

  • Nov. 17, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Local fibre artists have been gearing up for the busy Christmas season.

Kathy Kinsella, Gwen Martinuk and Melissa Nasby are offering original one-of-a-kind textile art created in their home studios.

A talented felter, Martinuk creates unique felted scarves and accessories as well as delightful felted bird houses. These bird houses will entice feathered visitors to hang around your backyard and draw rave reviews from friends and family members.

Kinsella creates one-of-a-kind fabric art purses that are popular at local sales.

This year she has added a full line of fibre art cuff bracelets, that are popular fashion accessories around the world, but not often found in the Interior. Kinsella also creates felt landscapes that are matted and ready for framing, fibre art quilts, and ready-to-frame fibre art greeting cards.

More information on this Shuswap artist can be found at her online store at

Melissa Nasby of SoulFibre Studio creates eco-friendly wool sculptures, art masks and one-of-a kind textiles, including weavings, handspun knits and jewelry.

Samples of her work can be found at

The three artists will be showing and selling their work at the annual Okanagan Artisans Show and Sale which takes place at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Friday, Nov. 23 from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24 from  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



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