Category Archives: weaving

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: Fibres and Fabrics – Old and New

Goats on the road, every afternoon – milking time.  The huge variety of goat cheeses and other dairy products was a gourmet’s delight while travelling around Greece. Each village seems to have its own bacterial cultures producing distinctively different cheeses. It was the same with the many different fermented drinks. The fermented honey mead drink […]

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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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‘Know Your Place – Ideas In Art Form’ Exhibition at Tulista Gallery, Sidney, Vancouver Island

Sherley Gordon Edey has invited 7 other artists working in different media to exhibit their work with her photography while exploring the many layers of meaning in the statement ‘Know Your Place’ Sherley presents her work in a wide variety of formats, including video and keeps the viewer looking for the story. Often several different stories […]

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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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Lilaberry ArtSea Festival Artist Residency

I worked 8 days straight in my temporary studio next to the front window in Lilaberry Home Decor here. Fifty artists were working, demoing and displaying as one of Sidney’s ArtSea Festival events.  Lilaberry’s lovely owner, Chris Stephen, sent me these pics she had been taking during the week. My time was divided between sharing […]

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Sidney-by-the Sea: Art Happenings

Sidney-by-the-Sea is normally a busy place but over these next 2 weeks it will really be hopping with arts activities organised by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP). ArtSea Festival – Many Sidney shops are hosting 55 artists and their work. Here to see more details.  Sidney Fine Arts Show – It is […]

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Cardboard Weaving & Embellishment Workshop, Nanaimo

In conjunction with Vancouver Island SDA’s exhibition, Current Threads 2014, in the Nanaimo Art Gallery, Margie Preninger will be running a fibre based, 2-day workshop. ‘The workshop will be a hands-on approach to exploring colour, texture, and symbolism.’ ‘The simple weaving will produce a seamless vessel, which can become a purse or decorative item.A focus will […]

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