Category Archives: book

Studio Design – Pattern Language #200 Open Shelves, #201 Waist-high Shelf

‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander is a collection of patterns found in well-designed living spaces. I applied many of these patterns to my studio design. Pattern #200 Open Shelves The Problem – ‘Cupboards that are too deep waste valuable space, and it always seems that you want what is behind something else’. The Solution […]

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Dorothy Caldwell: Book Making – Putting it all Together

Dorothy showed us many other methods for making our mark on fabric and paper. She also showed us many examples of what others had done in the past and what contemporary artists are currently working on.   We were left to continue exploring the methods we liked. Then is was time to start thinking about how […]

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Mi’kmaq Material Culture

I continued my research on the material culture of the Mi’kmaq.Inspired by the cover of this excellent book by Ruth Holmes Whitehead… …I worked an image of a bark house in cotton on evenweave canvas. After more reading… …I collected materials to represent the ones the Mi’kmaq used in their daily lives.Now what to do with […]

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Donations To Victoria College of Art

Students in the Mark Making with Thread course have been most generous in donating different things to the class sessions and the Textile Arts section of the college library.Barbara donated this delightful collection of threads in an old Velveeta box. They look as though they have been treasured for many decades and now the students […]

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