Artisans Pam Dobbs (left) and Penny Gosselin will be at the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Christmas Market this Saturday to display their unique creations.

Artisans at work at the gallery

Two skilled artisans will be at work at the Campbell River Art Gallery Christmas Arts and Crafts Market this Saturday.

Two skilled artisans will be at work at the Campbell River Art Gallery Christmas Arts and Crafts Market this Saturday.

Pam Dobbs and Penny Gosselin will be in the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., displaying the intricate arts of unique knitting and crocheted jewelry.

Dobbs is a talented and prolific knitter, crocheter, sewer and jewelry maker whose creations have graced the Gallery’s Christmas Market for several years.

On Dec. 3, she will demonstrate how to make crocheted necklaces.

“I’ll also be providing a pattern if anyone wants to do them at home,” Dobbs said.

“My necklaces are made with bamboo, but you can crochet necklaces from other materials too.”

Gosselin, who was inspired to start knitting due to her friendship with Dobbs, will be demonstrating how she makes her hand knit silver plate bracelets, which she insets with crystals, stones and glass beads.

“Knitting with wires is really my passion right now,” she said.

Gosselin’s bracelets and earrings are also featured at the Christmas Market.

As an added bonus, Laura Agnew of ‘As You Like It’ food products will be on hand from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, providing yummy samples of her delicious sauces, jellies and curds.

Agnew ‘s ‘As You Like It’ line of products have been getting rave reviews all over the North Island and are selling fast at this year’s Christmas Market.

To round out the busy afternoon at the Gallery, there will also be a Super Saturday event for families in the Gallery studio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Super Saturday theme on Dec. 3 is ‘Holiday Countdown’ and participants will paint, draw, collage and decorate their own advent calendar.

There is no charge for Super Saturdays, sponsored by Marna Disbrow, but donations are accepted. Children under 12 mus

t be accompanied by an adult.

The CR Art Gallery’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Market, sponsored by Chan, Nowosad and Boates, Chartered Accountants, is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve.

The Market features the work of dozens of artisans from Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island and other communities in the region.

Be sure to stop by the Market this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to see Dobbs and Gosselin at work and to taste wonderful products from ‘As You Like It’.

The  Art Gallery is looking forward to demonstrations from other talented artisans every Saturday until Dec. 17.

For more information, stop by the Gallery from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call (250) 287-2261 or e-mail contact@crartgallery.ca

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