Category Archives: knitting

Surface Design Association Conference, Beyond the Surface, St Louis, Missouri

The Surface Design Association’s 2019 biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, was in St Louis, Missouri. It was held in conjunction with the Innovations in Textiles 2019 a three-month-long event held every four years. With 43 participating venues and a large number of other museums and other historic buildings in the St Louis area, SDA members attending […]

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Photo Shoot in the Green Shed by Tony Bounsall

Tony Bounsall – Tony Bounsall Photo Design came to the Green Shed for a photo shoot. Tony has been photographing my work for years because he really knows how to capture textiles. Here he is setting up to photograph Barbara McCaffrey’s large work. I thought this work would be a challenge because it is solid buttons that […]

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SCAD Fiber Department Tour continues

The Sewing Machine Studio Students learn to work with electronic, digitised machines… …and old-school machines for sewing, knitting, embroidery and serging. The Weaving Studio I have very limited knowledge on looms but could see the room was filled with many different types – small and large. The largest one in the back is the only […]

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Teasels – a cloth worker’s tool.

This year’s teasel harvest I refreshed the teasels at the front door.  This is my shingle. elserine is a weaver.  During a Vancouver Island Surface Design Assoc meeting elserine demonstrated how the teasel was/is used to full woven or knit garments to make them soft. Gently stroking the cloth with a tied teasel bundle raises the nap. Commercially […]

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Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens Exhibition 2016, New Zealand

While in New Zealand recently we visited the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens to see the 2016 exhibition. This was one of my favourites. After walking along the hydrangea avenue one sees at the end Janette Cevin’s ‘Hydrangeas’. Large-scale hydrangea paintings with their glossy highly decorative metal surfaces covered in acrylic and resin are larger than life […]

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‘Small Expressions’ Opens in Tulista Gallery, Sidney BC

The Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula is hosting its annual ‘Small Expressions’ exhibition in the Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park, Sidney BC, March 4 – 30, Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 4:00 pm. A team of us spent 9 hours the first-day accepting work and hanging the show. One of the challenges with hanging […]

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Body of Work: ‘Regression’

‘Regression’ 48″w x 84″ h x 10″d. Materials: cotton, wool, silk, polyester, nylon, paper cord, wood. Techniques: strip-piecing, couching, hand and machine stitching, knitting. Photographer: Tony Bounsall, Tony’s website ‘Regression’ is the companion work of ‘Succession’, View “Succession” here ‘Regression’, detail. Photographer: Tony Bounsall The removal of components such fallen leaves from under a tree or the […]

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Body of Work: ‘Succession’

‘Succession‘ 96″h x 60″w x 36″d / 244 cm h x 152 cm w x 92 cm d. Materials: cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, wood. Techniques: strip piecing, couching, knitting. Photographer: Tony Bounsall. ‘Succession‘, detail. Photographer: Tony Bounsall. The well-being of an ecosystem depends on an unbroken cycle of organic processes. This work is knit with […]

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