Category Archives: stitching

CACSP’S ArtSea Festival, Sidney

The +Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula organises an annual festival celebrating the arts in the seaside town of Sidney, Vancouver Island. Many different events are happening, including the +SidneyFine Art Show and an evening of music, ArtSea Gala: Art in the Schools Fund Raiser . Both are held at the +Mary Winspear Centre.Many Sidney businesses participate by hosting […]

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Sampling

While spring cleaning I gathered up all of the wool threads from pre-owned kits I had collected, having taken the fabric out for other projects. I also looked again at a collection of fulled knit fabric that has been waiting patiently for me. Donna Clement  http://donnaclement.blogspot.ca/ and I had dyed then knit then fulled bags of […]

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Back to Spring Cleaning

The last bit of machine sewing resulted in a satisfying number of empty spools. I do enjoy using my stash of resources. I sent a swatch sample to the SDA Swatch Collection. It is a piece of bed-sheet that was wrapped around a maple tree for over a year. I stitched it with the colours […]

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Mark Makers at Victoria College of Art

Mark Makers is a group of fibre artists who took classes at Victoria College of Art and wanted to continue getting together after the courses finished.Yesterday they installed their first public exhibition of work.This is what the Victoria College of Art studio looked like before they began – a blank canvas…. ….filled.This is just a teaser […]

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SDA Conference – UTSA Graduates

With the conference being held in June we were in time to see a graduates’ exhibition at The University of Texas at San Antonio, in the Downtown Art Gallery. I liked William Billy George’s work. He studied at the Appalachian Centre for Crafts.I looked closely at the folded paper and saw stitched letters. I read the label. […]

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2013 Surface Design Assoc Conference exhibitions

I have just returned from the SDA conference in San Antonio, Texas.One of the best parts was getting to see lots of fibre art exhibitions.One of my favourites was by Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga: A tradition of Strings. Ng’endo cia Mugendi – The Immigrant’s Journey, 2012sheet metal, stainless steel wire; stitching with wire on textured sheet […]

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Quiet Zone – World of Threads Festival

More great work in the Quiet Zone exhibition. Dominique Arlot, Black and White 1 Gesso and acrylic paint on old sheets. With hand and machine stitching. Catherine Dormor talks about her work resulting from her PHD studies. Catherine talks about her work to Articulation. Ingrid Lincoln, Joe Lewis, Catherine Dormor Dawne Rudman, Festival Chair and […]

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Variegated Threads

Variegated Threads, a World of Threads Festival exhibition in the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, featured an eclectic collection of fibre works. Barbara Rehus, Thanks, Ma.A mechanically animated installation that made me grin. This intensely stitched and buttoned work… …made Mikey of Mallory by Marie Bergstedt.

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