Circle Craft

The past few days have been busy here with Circle Craft happening at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Here’s a shot of the new booth and some of the wall pieces.

The show is on until Sunday at 5pm. For more information visit the Circle Craft website.

These are a couple of clutches for winter in a stone grey cashmere blend and a winter white.


West Coast Living

In September I moved Shibang from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Bowen Island, British Columbia. It was one of the biggest moves in distance that you can make in Canada and now we’re here on the other coast. Bowen Island has a population of about 4000, including many artists and is a 20 min ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, which is a 20 min drive to downtown Vancouver (when the traffic’s good).

Here are some photos of the island and all of it’s natural beauty. I’m definitely inspired and in awe of how huge the trees are. Walks here are like hikes, you can see the stars at night and Vancouver is just a short distance away.

This is Bowen Island as seen on the ferry ride back at sunset.

My studio is up and running, the holiday show season is just around the corner starting with Circle Craft at The Vancouver Convention Centre next week. 

Circle Craft – Vancouver

V a n c o u v e r   C o n v e n t i o n   C e n t r e

November. 17-21st

Wednesday – Friday  10am – 9pm
Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
More information:

It’s great to be in the company of friends.

Also at the show are two friends of mine who are both weavers. Vanessa of Vanessa Thackray Cunningham is a classmate from Capilano University where we both completed Diplomas in the Textile Arts Program. Lesley and her company Armstrong Textiles has also travelled across the country from Halifax to be at the show. As well as running her own business, Lesley is also a professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) and she has been a great mentor to me.


Vanessa – Vanessa Thackray Cunningham

Lesley – Armstrong Textiles

Holiday Schedule

I am officially on the road for the holiday season!

After a few busy months of preparation I am heading to my first Christmas Show. I now have two excellent sewers, Nicole and Carly (Costume Studies Students at Dalhousie University) working on the smaller bags. They did a wonderful job and are planning to continue with me after the holidays so that I can start working on new products.

Here is the schedule for the following month and where Shibang is available:

Circle Craft Preview

Circle Craft Christmas Market


This November Shibang Designs will be exhibiting at Vancouver’s Circle Craft Christmas Market (Nov.17 – 21st). Right now The Circle Craft Cooperative Gift Shop on Granville Island is featuring a show of new exhibitors.

The preview runs October.6th – November.3rd.

Here’s a link to an article with more information:

Vancouver Observer