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Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children's Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher Bird on a Wire Creations first welcomed Tradewind Books onto our shelves in 2011, but they have been a thriving publishing house in Vancouver since 1996. Created by Carol Frank and Michael Katz, Tradewind Books is a publisher of award winning children’s book created by Canadian authors and illustrators. Based […]

Car Free Day Main Street - Bird On A Wire Gifts

That Time We Went Car-Free (And Loved It!)

Car Free Day is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year for local-lovin’ Vancouverites, and this year did not disappoint! Vendors covered Main Street from Broadway to 30th with their locally-made goods, selling everything from greeting cards to jewelry, clothing & original art.  And don’t forget the food… oh man, the food!  Spicy […]

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Book Release: Raw Crafts: 40 Projects from Hemp, Jute, Burlap and Cork

At Bird on a Wire Creations, we love big imaginations and work that inspires others. That’s why we’re so thrilled our friend Denise Corcoran is releasing her new book:Raw Crafts: 40 Projects from Hemp, Jute, Burlap and Cork. Denise has been an avid crafter since 2008, starting her own raw craft revolution she calls Thrifty […]

Rachael Ashe - Artist in the Window - Saturday, November 24, 11-4

Rachael Ashe – Artist in the Window – Saturday, November 24, 11-4

We are pleased to host Rachael Ashe as our Artist in the Widow this Saturday. Rachael is a Vancouver-based photographer, mixed media artist whose work often takes the form of intricate altered books, collages and installations. Her work speaks to ideas of labour, and craft, where an eye for detail and a will for perfection […]

Last night I dreamed... l book launch l November 4, 1-4

Last night I dreamed… l book launch l November 4, 1-4

Bird on a Wire artist Robi Smith is having launch event for her new art journals! We are really stoked and think you will be too once you’ve seen these new journals. Printed on quality, heavy paper, this book includes 21 pages with prompts to help you unleash your creative potential. Artists have often complained […]

Yummy Yarns from Alex Ludeman - Artist in the Window, Saturday, October 10th 11-4

Yummy Yarns from Alex Ludeman – Artist in the Window, Saturday, October 10th 11-4

We are thrilled to have Alex back in the store this Saturday as our Artist in the Window. We have featured Alex on two separate occasions, see our earlier blog posts here and here. For those of you who don’t know her work, Alex hand dyes gourmet yarns under the name, Gourmet Crafter Yarn, and they […]

Rachael Ashe – Artist in the Window, this Saturday, Sept. 8th, 11-4

Rachael Ashe – Artist in the Window, this Saturday, Sept. 8th, 11-4

We are please to host Rachael Ashe as our Artist in the Window this Saturday. A visual artist, Rachael is known for her cut paper and altered book works. Her pieces are magically intricate and delicate, and she obviously spends a great amount of effort in precision cuts. There is no questioning the artist’s hand […]

Just Unpacked

Just Unpacked

  We are constantly receiving new work from our amazing Vancouver Artists that I thought what better place than to share them with you here. We had 3 shipments in today. We received Rachael Ashe’s new altered books with a fairytale theme, Robert Andrews beautiful boxes from Main Island, and The Loving Spoon exquisite personalized antique silver […]

Rudi Diesvelt – Artist in the Window, this Saturday, February 18th, 11-4

Rudi Diesvelt will be the Artist in the Window for a second time! He is remarkable to watch, so if you missed him the last time, make sure you come down and see him in action. Rudi is a metal and leather artist working in Vancouver. As he says in his video, he is enmeshed […]

Rudi Diesvelt – Artist in the Window, this Saturday, February 4th, 11-4

Rudi Diesvelt – Artist in the Window, this Saturday, February 4th, 11-4

Rudi Deisvelt has a studio in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver where he works on various Celtic creations. Rudi is a master  of leather and metalwork and his specialties include leather bound books and journals, bookmarks and belts with belt buckles. With a careful hand and superior eye coordination, he engraves each piece with hand […]