Fibre Art & Quilts

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset - Waiting for a Breeze c Diane Duncan 2014

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset – Waiting for a Breeze © Diane Duncan 2014

My roots in sewing and stitching are never far below the surface, in fact, I’ve become like one of those aerial plants with my roots exposed! Although I work in a number of media – I like variety and one media informs another – I always return to fibre!

 

 

Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt

When I arrived at Anni Hunt’s house I almost didn’t want to go inside. The view was so stunning. But when I did, I met a hospitable artist whose work amazed me! The artwork of Anni Hunt is varied. She is a fibre artist who uses many different surface design techniques in her work. The first images to catch my attention were her images of Haida totems based on photos she took a number of years ago. I noticed on her blog that many of them have recently sold. They are wonderful.   Anni used photo transfer to print them on white...

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Fibre Artist – Jennifer Cooper, West Vancouver, BC

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Jennifer Cooper, West Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Cooper has a heritage that inspires her artwork, her west coast and fishery series in particular. She feels strongly that the Canadian fisheries, whether east or west coast, was a dominant factor in the settlement of this country and needs to be highlighted. The off-shore fisheries were popular for centuries before official discovery and settlement of this country and has been a critical factor in the development of Canadian culture. Jennifer dates her first piece of fibre art to the summer she was 12 when in she spied a project in a...

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Margaret’s ‘Mark on the Body’ Project

Posted by on January 7, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Margaret’s ‘Mark on the Body’ Project

Mark on the Body Project Honoring those who live with type 1 diabetes I have followed Margaret Blank’s ‘Honoring Those Who Live With Type 1 Diabetes’ project for some time and recently contacted her to make a contribution. Her husband died at a young age as the result of diabetic complications and she has undertaken a mammoth art project entitled ‘Mark on the Body’. For the details visit her blog. She tells of how the project began in a post written on 28 November 2013. She talks of the impact on the skin of...

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Joy Kogawa Book Recreated in Fibre Art

Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Books & Art Journals, Fibre Art & Quilts | 3 comments

Joy Kogawa Book Recreated in Fibre Art

On my first day in West Vancouver we set out to travel the West Vancouver sea wall and to get a feel for the community we would call home for the next week. A friend alerted me to the proximity of the Cherry Blossom 2015 fibre art show and I was watching for the Silk Purse Gallery during my travels. When I arrived at the gallery the organizers were setting up for the feature event of the week: A presentation about a fibre art copy of Joy Kogawa’s book ‘Naomi’s Tree’. Although I am familiar with other books by this...

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Fibre Artist – Donna Polos, Burnaby BC

Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Donna Polos, Burnaby BC

Donna Polos works with colour not only in her fabulous painted landscapes but also in her wonderful, whimsical gardens. I recently had the pleasure of spending time with her and learning more about her work. Outside her home her spring gardens are flourishing and attest to her loving care.  The children’s tree-house is now a favorite place for summer afternoon painting and a small greenhouse is a mix of art and plant seedlings. Look closely at her rock gardens and one can find discarded running shoes and other items filled with plants....

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Fibre Artist – Marianne Parsons, Oliver BC

Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Marianne Parsons, Oliver BC

Marianne Parsons was one of the people to whom we owe gratitude for the formation of the Fibre Art Network (FAN). She is one of the charter members of the group. Coming from a farm background in Saskatchewan, this woman has taken her early training in clothing construction and her training as a teacher to influence the lives of many. After teaching quilting for a number of years she decided she didn’t want to sew any more straight lines or to worry about square corners. She wanted to create something that would offer a surprise to the...

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