Category Archives: buttonhole stitch

‘Tapestry Stone’s’ Narrative

While doing research on Tyndall stone that has been used extensively in public and private buildings through Canada, I was delighted to read it was also known as tapestry stone.I took the idea of weaving and used a random darning stitch to make a woven fabric (burlap as the base cloth).Tapestry is also associated with […]

Read More...

‘Walls Talk’s’ Narrative

‘Walls Talk’ has come back from South Korea where it was in the Canadian pavilion at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale.It is made up of panels in the same Julia Caprara technique as ‘Meadow’ but in this work it is the actual materials that tell the story.The theme of the Canadian exhibition at the […]

Read More...

‘Meadow’s’ Narrative

This work is another in a series where i have been using a technique developed by the co-founder and co-principal of the Opus School of Textile Arts, Julia Caprara. (Since Julia’s death the school is known as the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts, of which I am a student).Julia published a series of articles […]

Read More...

Walls Talk

Walls Talk is finished – 120 hours of stitching! John Dean is the photographer. He always does a superb job with my work. There is lots of clear detail, which is important with this work, particularly because it is all about the materials. Click on the image to zoom in on the detail.John can see […]

Read More...