The Sooke region of southern Vancouver Island, from Victoria west to Port Renfrew, has many talented artists and crafters, creating excellent works in all facets of the arts & crafts community.
Barking Dog Studio opened for business March 17, 2014, focusing on arts & crafts from the Sooke region. We currently display the works of over 45 local artisans. We also offer our own arts & crafts; Debi's talents include making jewellery, re-purposing & up-cycling furniture & giving workshops on different methods of finishing. Randy creates wood toys for children 3-7 & also loves to use local cedar to make outdoor furniture & yard/garden items.
The Dog Hours
Monday thru Saturday 10-5
Debi's Finishing Tips:
You can make new wood look old with tea, vinegar & steel wool
- ask Debi for a demonstration.
We use chalk paint from the FAT Paint company of New Westminster, & some milk paint for most of our up-cycling & re-purposing projects, with several methods of achieving unique results.
You'll love FAT Paint!