Category Archives: hand work

WAR: A Personal Response, Body of Work, ‘Grief Redacted’

Grief Redacted Vintage linen tablecloth, cotton thread; hand embroidered. For my installation in Articulation’s ‘WAR: A Personal Response’ exhibition I have recreated my grandmother’s living room to reflect her mental state during WWI, WWII and the following years. I believe she suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) most of her adult life. The room I have created tells […]

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Things Textiley in Greece: Fibres and Fabrics – Old and New

Goats on the road, every afternoon – milking time.  The huge variety of goat cheeses and other dairy products was a gourmet’s delight while travelling around Greece. Each village seems to have its own bacterial cultures producing distinctively different cheeses. It was the same with the many different fermented drinks. The fermented honey mead drink […]

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Things Textiley in Greece: Peloponnese Peninsula Traditional Costumes

Vocha, Corinthia, Greece, early 20th century Layers of wool and cotton heavily embroidered. Silver ornament. Belesi, Argolid, Greece, early 20th century The heavily embroidered red vest is all the more eye-catching when worn with the white over-vest. The many different types of embroidery reflect the many outside influences over Greece’s long history. Turkish influences in […]

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Things Textiley in Greece – 12 Parts of the Greek Evzone Guard Uniform

Here is one of those pesky tourists standing beside one of the famed Greek Evzone – guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the president’s mansion, dressed in his Sunday uniform. To join this elite division of guards one has to be over 6′ 1.3″/1.87m tall. The guard’s uniform evolved from the Klephts’ […]

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‘Earth Repair’ – the Beginings

‘Earth Repair’ began as a response to what I considered to be an emergency situation. March 11, 2011 – quoting from my journal – ‘Emergency. It has been a long winter here on the island. The deer are hungry. They are eating the bark on my precious Indian Plum. I need to care for this tree. The […]

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VISDA ‘Current Threads 2016’ Artists with their Work

Judi MacLeod ‘White Lady,’ white linen, manipulated white cotton, hand and machine stitched Judi led the this year’s Current Threads exhibition committee. She led the hanging and compiled the artist statement binder among many other tasks. A close up of ‘White Lady’ because my poor photography didn’t really show any of the texture. Committee member Sarah McLaren […]

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Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s ‘Current Threads 2016’ exhibition at Tulista Gallery, Sidney

Laura Feeleus ‘Heartfelt’ VISDA’s annual exhibition is on at CACSP’s Tulista Gallery in Sidney. Works by Lori Mudrie, Terry Phillips, Donna-Fay Digance The exhibition is on until Sunday 4:00 pm July 31st. Works by Barb McCaffery, Margie Preninger There will be an Artists’ Reception on Saturday 2 to 4 pm July 23rd. Works by Bryony […]

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More Gatherers Stand ‘At the Edge of the Forest’

Eleanor Hannan website – eleanorhannan.com/ Jean Cockburn Blog – whenyouloveblue.blogspot.com Jennifer Love email – jenniferannelove@hotmail.com Judi McLeod website – www.gobc.ca/victoria-travel/judi-macleod_1033 Judi was the official photographer of the Gathering. She did a fabulous job capturing the atmosphere and the action of every event. Thanks, Judi.  Katie Stein Sather Blog – quiltingmylife.blogspot.ca/ Lily Thorne Patt Wilson Bryony Dunsmore […]

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Gatherers Stand With Their ‘Edge of the Forest’ Works

Lesley Turner website – lesleyturnerart.com Shamina Senaratne website – shamina.info/ Terry Phillips website – terryphillipsartist.com/ Connie Chapman website – constancechapman.weebly.com/ Deborah Dumka website – deborahdumka.ca/ Donna-Fay Digance website – donnafaydigance.com/ Judy Alexander website – judyalexander.ca/ Laura Feeleus website – laurafeeleus.ca/ To find out more about any of the works visit the ‘Edge of the Forest’ […]

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Nyonya Wedding Dresses and Bridal Chambers In Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

1900’s Marital bed Gold painted and lacquered wood with embroidered silk panels. Bridal Garments Later marital bed. Silk embroidered bridal over-garment. Marital Bed 1900’s to 1920’s Detail of gold work embroidery on silk satin trimmed with rabbit fur and silk fringe. Bridal Dress 1920’s Bridal Dress 1930’s to 1940’s Each of these rooms in the […]

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