Category Archives: machine stitching

VISDA Current Threads 2017 Exhibition in Ladysmith BC

The annual Vancouver Island Surface Design Association Currents Threads exhibition will open on April 15 and run until April 30, 2017. This year the group is returning to the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith.  All of the work will have been completed in the last 3 years and has not been shown in any Current Threads exhibition before. […]

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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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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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‘Earth Repair’ – 3 Years Later

2014 3 years 3 months after the emergency while living outside wrapped around the Indian plum I brought the 3 afternoon tea cloths inside.  They were carefully washed, dried and ironed. I was hoping the laundering had stopped the decay processes. There is much staining and decay and large holes had appeared. How to preserve this […]

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‘Earth Repair’ Makes it into the World of Threads Festival 2016

Lesley Turner, ‘Earth Repair’ 36″ x 35″/92 x 89 cm, 2011 – ongoing, embroidered (anonymous) vintage cotton afternoon tea cloth, leaf skeletons, cotton & polyester thread, jute string, wooden branch, MinWax; tree staining, washing, ironing, hand & machine applique, waxing. This work has been accepted into the World of Threads Festival 2016 in the ‘Late in the […]

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Fun with Fibre…Cloth & Wood – An Annual Art Group Exhibition at Tulista Gallery

Dale MacEwan email – dalemac@telus.net Each year, around June, a group of 5 local artists install an exhibition in the Community Art Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP) gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney. Dale makes pieced and quilted compositions reflecting micro views of the landscape she lives in. She often incorporates her photographs printed on cloth and […]

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Cryosphere – Hydrosphere completed and out there

Cryosphere II – Hydrosphere, 80″h x 50″w, machine sewing, dry felting, stuffing; nylon, polyester, net, cotton, beads, glitter, Timtex, cotton and rayon thread. An exploration of the way water changes its molecular structure each time it shifts from a frozen state to a solid-state and back again. It is a process known as a phase […]

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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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