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Eye of the Needle Gallery

An artisan gallery and studio space in downtown Fernie operated by a mother and daughter duo: Sandra and Florence Barrett.

Fernie Forge blacksmith, Sandra Barrett incorporates glass and felt into her sculptural steel work. She was inspired to forge a collaboration with glass artist Katherine Russell and fibre artist Robin Wiltse to showcase glass and felt in the gallery. The gallery carries various works by a select group of artisans from Canada and around the world.

Upstairs is Sandra’s daughter’s sewing studio – from clothing repairs to custom blinds to award winning costume designs.

The Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm; Saturdays 11:30am to 5:30pm.
The Studio is open by appointment or by chance.

Fernie is the largest community in the Elk Valley is also the oldest.

Fernie’s historic downtown for its treasure of 100 year old brick and stone architecture. Set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, wilderness adventure begins right at the edge of town.

Stop by the Fernie Museum and explore Fernie’s storied past including legends and myths like the tale of the Ghostrider. Be sure to visit The Arts Station, Clawhammer Press and the Arts Coop for your fill of local art.

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260 5th Street




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