Dyeing Silk Scarves – with Silk Tie Pieces and Tissue Paper

Dyeing Silk Scarves – with Silk Tie Pieces and Tissue Paper

A week or so ago the Fibre Optics Group experimented with some novel ways for dyeing silk scarves. I love the results! Dyeing with Bleeding Tissue Have you discovered how to use bleeding tissue paper to colour some scarves? I did and love the results. I used the ‘cool’ colour package that has a variety of blues and greens with purple blue as the really dark colour. Experimenting with different ways to use the tissue and to fold the...

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Peacock Hanging – First project of 2017

Peacock Hanging – First project of 2017

Peacock Panel In late August 2015, a friend and I drove our RV to Weyburn SK to take a course with Martha Cole. The theme of the workshop, ‘All Beings Confluence’, would provide us with some new ideas for working with sheer fabrics. Of course the intent was for us to complete these panels within the five day workshop and leave them with Martha for the travelling exhibition she has assembled. However, as usual, my concept was too...

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Dogwood – Fibre Art

Dogwood – Fibre Art

Memories of spring travel on the west coast, campgrounds surrounded with Dogwood, white blossoms against the vivid greens of a spring woodland. Dogwood, Textile art, 2016 12″w x 24″h, mounted on canvas covered frame Exhibition: Botanical Reflections Venue: Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC January 27 – March 15, 2017 For sale: $495.00

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Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

This is just an advance peek at what is happening in the studio. I’m battling a flu bug at the moment so haven’t taken the ‘official’ exhibition photos for submission to the Fibre Art Network (FAN) ‘Botanical Reflections’ exhibition and sale to open at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver on 27 January 2017. These were quick shots taken with my tablet under low light conditions after I completed the framing this...

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Ripples in Time

Ripples in Time

Size 29.5″ hx 40″w Artist Statement During a visit to childhood haunts along the Tay I recalled how the river influenced my formative years. The Tay, the river where I learned to swim at the age of five was a favoured canoe route between Christie Lake and the town of Perth, Ontario. An unfulfilled dream of a red canoe still survives! The family sugarbush hugged the shores of the river and provided a place to daydream and relive the...

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Focus on Fibre Exhibition

Focus on Fibre Exhibition

    I’ve been watching for additional shows to enter and a couple of years ago I had flagged the ‘Focus on Fibre’, a biennial exhibition in Edmonton as a possibility. The 2016 theme ‘My Heritage’ was especially appealing as it fits so well with my current work direction. Over the past couple of years I have been working on a piece ‘just because’ I wanted to, without a schedule or plan for it!...

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SAQA Calgary Road Trip Exhibition

SAQA Calgary Road Trip Exhibition

Last year a group of Calgary and area Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) decided to meet and share ideas. This gathering resulted in the assembly of an exhibition ‘Road Trip’. The theme was an invitation to share memories or dreams of a road trip. This show was non-juried and limited to new work. It portrays a wide variety of artist styles and interpretations. Earlier this year, this exhibition was shown at the Fish Creek and...

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Grand Tour – Fading Memories 2008 – 2012

Grand Tour – Fading Memories 2008 – 2012

Grand Tour – Fading Memories 2008 – 2012 was create for a SAQA Calgary Pod exhibition in 2016. It documents our travels during our four years of full-time RVing, including our Panama Canal cruise with stops in Central America. Details can be found in Our travel blog. Size: 30″ x 30″ Hand coloured whole cloth fabric, embroidery, applique fabric photo transfer, machine quilting and stitching Exhibitions – Fish Creek...

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Granny Alice 1888 – 1974

Granny Alice 1888 – 1974

Name Granny Alice 1888 – 1974. Medium Flour bag fabric, hand crochet lace, quilt block, hand stitching, embroidery, sewing basket artifacts. Description quilted fabric, crochet glove, wooden motto plaque, woollen quilt block, hat pins, hat brooches, antique buttons, hair catcher, lace samples. Created 2016 for Travelling Exhibition (TREX) under curatorial direction, Art Gallery of Alberta. More information available on blog. Size...

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