Category Archives: stitching

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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Yukon Cryosphere II, Hydrosphere – Work Continues

Working with slippery synthetic sheers I can’t keep the large pieces of fabric under control. Solution – hang them on the wall and take down as needed. My current problem is to find a method for making a soft material appear hard.  I have made tapered tubes. They need weights in the bottom to keep […]

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Etsy Ravenmadeworks – Mola Pillows

Ravenmadeworks I have made a series of pillow covers using refreshed vintage molas and put them in my Etsy shop Ravenmade Works. Molas are the embroidery of the Cuna Indians of Panama. They live on the San Blas Islands on the Atlantic side of Panama. This well-worn mola (above) is a relatively simple design with […]

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VISDA Exhibition ‘Garden Tapestry’ at Portals, Duncan

Louise Slodoban, ‘In An Artist’s Garden’  Photo transfer, procion dyed cloth, mono printing, screen printing, sun prints, machine & hand stitched. Louise was inspired by a visit to Grant Leier and Nixie Barton’s Studio Garden at Yellow Point. The Vancouver Island Surface Design Association has an exhibition in the Portals gallery in the CVAC Centre of […]

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Dorothy Caldwell: Book Making – Putting it all Together

Dorothy showed us many other methods for making our mark on fabric and paper. She also showed us many examples of what others had done in the past and what contemporary artists are currently working on.   We were left to continue exploring the methods we liked. Then is was time to start thinking about how […]

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Dorothy Caldwell’s Human Marks Workshop

“An individual stroke is an utterance of touch.” Dorothy Caldwell  Dorothy is demonstrating the next Stroke Painting exercise.  We taped various types of brushes onto long sticks. We dipped them into pots of different dilutions of black ink. With a large sheet of paper on the ground in front of each of us, we were […]

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Small Expressions Show, Tulista Gallery, Sidney

Synesthesia #4 Spring Green I have just spent the day working in a team to install this year’s ‘Small Expressions Show’ at Tulista Community Arts Centre, Sidney-by-the-Sea, BC. When we left the gallery late this afternoon all of the work  was in place and looked so inviting. It looked like a place to spend a […]

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Etsy, Ravenmade Works New Pillows

I’m getting ready to list more pillows on my Etsy Shop, Ravenmade Works Shop, but I want to know more about the textiles they are made of, where they came from, and who made them. I want to include this information in the description of the pillows. Hand spun, hand woven wool fabric is embroidered […]

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