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Friday, June 26, 2009

Trans-Canada Road Trip: FIVEFORTY


Before we leave Ontario, we have one more very important place to visit. We are going to Terrace Bay, on the gorgeous north shore of Lake Superior. Here we can visit with Pegg, known on Etsy as Fiveforty. Pegg is a fabulously talented artisan who makes the most stunning rugs from repurposed textile. She is the magic behind the fantastic rug that we are offering as one of our Road Trip prizes. All our participating members sent t-shirts to her and she transformed those t-shirts into the rug that we are giving away. Thank you Pegg! By the way, we are all coming for dinner, is 6:30pm good for you?

Pegg creates one-of-a-kind pieces for her Etsy shop, including the handwoven recycled textile rugs, as well as some wonderful beaded jewelry. She has lots of favorite Canadian bands and musicians and says there are really too many to list. But she did identify some of her long time favorites such as Spirit of the West, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, and The Tragically Hip. Her favorite Canadian personality is Emily Carr and says that she would love to have been able to hang out with her.

Check out FiveForty on Etsy and if you make a purchase by July 1st, your name will be entered in our amazing giveaway draw! As we mentioned there is a gorgeous rug made by Fiveforty to be won! As well as a prize pack of other goodies worth over $350. All the details about the promotion and a list of participating shops is available online.

6 comments:

Pegg said...

Ahh cool, thanks Rhonda!

How many are coming for dinner? hehe...

mchen said...

Whooo Pegg :) I covet fiveforty's rugs, and swear I will own one someday (I need to buy a house first :) — and she's just such a terrific lady, supportive and funny to boot. Great feature!

PrairiePeasant said...

Hi Pegg, nice to see you here!

the rikrak studio said...

you're so great, pegg! this is such a true tribute, too! she's great & so are her amazing handicrafts! yay five!

Sara M. said...

Yay Pegg!!!! Such a fabulous craftsman... i too would love to have a fiveforty rug!

Julia said...

I am happy and proud to say I have a rug from pegg...and bought another for a gift and they too love it!!...cushy under your feet....and so stylish!!!