Category Archives: recycled fabrics

‘Current Threads 19’ Vancouver Island Surface Design Association Exhibition, October 3 – 24, 2019

Steaming the wrinkles out of Origins after it traveled in a box from Gimli, Manitoba to Duncan, British Columbia. This is minutes before the Artists’ Reception of Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s annual exhibition, Current Threads 19. This work is about a group of Icelandic people settling in Canada bringing with them their material culture and […]

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Colour: A Personal Response Exhibition at ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney

Opening Reception of Colour: A Personal Response – Lesley and Sarah. Thank you, Louise, for thinking of and taking a photograph of the 2 of us on the night of the opening. The gallery waiting for the first viewers. Each of the works is monochromatic, made using only one colour. We hung the work with Sarah’s […]

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Working With Itten’s 7 Colour Contrasts

“Our sense organs can function only by means of comparisons. The eye accepts a line as long when a shorter line is presented for comparison. The same line is taken as short when the line compared with it is longer. Colour effects are similarly intensified or weakened by contrasts.” Itten The Elements of Color, p. 32 Itten’s 7 kinds […]

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Colour Studies in the Green Shed Studio

Backyard Project posts have dominated my blog lately and you may be wondering if I am ever in my studio.  To answer the question – Yes. I am working on a big project that will culminate in at least 2 exhibitions. ‘Colour: A Personal Response’ is a project I am working on with fibre artist Sarah McLaren. It […]

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Work In Progress – Cryosphere II, Hydrosphere

I have the idea for my Yukon panels in Articulation’s ‘Provinces’ exhibition.  I want to show the phase change when water hardens then melts. I have settled on the colour scheme – white (not yellow-white), silver and cerulean blue. I haul out from my stash all of the light to sheer fabrics in those colours. […]

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Making Mola Pillows working at the Ironing and Cutting Centres

While making the mola pillows, I worked at 2 more centres in my studio. The Ironing Centre The ironing board has an extension to make it a rectangular shape better suited to ironing lengths of cloth. I have 2 irons a steam iron and a dry iron. The power outlets for the irons and the sewing […]

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Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, New Zealand

Here am I surrounded by Audrey Boyle’s ‘Tribute’, (dress fabric, Dacron, irrigation tube). From Audrey’s artist statement: ‘Having worked with vines from nature, most recently Kareao (Supplejack) that once covered this very land, I decided to replicate the fern and its linear quality with all of its lumps and bumps and give it back to […]

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