Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Fibre artist and felt :: feutre canada member Annina Frick was spotted at Kelowna’s Craft Culture Holiday Market on Sunday. She and partner, Erin Sage, were there promoting their company Wanderlust & Faeriedust. The market took place at Prospera Place and featured over 175 carefully selected artisans and crafters from BC and beyond. There was everything from hand knitted slouchy hats to Scottish whiskey infused tablet to beautiful quilts.
Annina’s piece Ancient Wisdom is featured in our online exhibition: Transitions which explores themes of Transitions from the perspective of seventeen felt :: feutre canada members. If you have not yet visited the exhibition take some time over the holidays to visit. The work in the show is innovative and thought-provoking. Each artist has provided an artist statement and bio. It’s fascinating learning where they find their inspiration. Visit here
Annina’s fibre art is informed by her interest in nature, storybooks, fables of castles and dragons and the ancient wisdom of the Norse people. During the holidays she makes some smaller pieces but she loves working on larger sculptural pieces. While we were in Kelowna she was kind enough to model some of her pieces. The felted pieces she makes for Wanderlust & Faeriedust are so beautiful that it’s hard to decide which one would choose. Her influences and appreciation of natural fibre certainly shine through. In the creation of her fibre pieces, Annina uses wool from a local llama & sheep farm in the Lower Mainland as well as trustworthy sources from the US, UK and New Zealand.
Annina and Erin are based in Quesnel, BC and work and create for their business together. They have a wonderful video on their website which talks about their work and how they met. Wanderlust & Faeriedust’s collection is filled with original handprinted, original art silkscreened shirts, leggings dresses, tanks, to fibre art fashion such as vests, belt pouches, bags, forest creatures and seasonal accessories. They also make pendants and altar pieces made with wood, antler and polymer clay. Everything used in these creations is ethically manufactured and sweatshop free.
Their creations are available at their online shop on their website and several BC shops: Moon Monster Clothing Store in Nelson BC, Karmyc Bazaar in Kelowna and Evolution Whistler in Whistler. Annina and Erin spend the warm months travelling from festival to festival and the colder months travelling to juried craft shows all over British Columbia and Alberta. This travelling lifestyle clearly agrees with the creative couple. Their work is evocative, unique and beautiful.
To learn more about all Wanderlust & Faeriedust has to offer visit: wanderlust-faeriedust.com