06 Nov

10 Good Things From The Week

This is me trying to cultivate a sense of gratitude and focus on good things as I struggle through a difficult time…  Onesie Day at Steamclock. Especially wandering the streets to and from lunch dressed in our onesies.  Drinking an excellent hot chocolate at Mink Chocolate Cafe on Friday afternoon.  Enjoying the beautiful sunny weather […]

03 Nov

A Walk At Pitt Lake Marsh

Boris and I decided to do a little road trip on Saturday in order to spend time outside and enjoy the unusually warm weather for this time of year. He suggested a visit to Pitt Lake, which is a spot we last visited about seven or eight years ago! As you can see, this area […]

23 Oct

Work In Progress: Test Stitching on Wool Fabric

Fall and winter are the seasons I tend to concentrate on stitching, and this year I am going to work on a project to make a hand-stitched wool blanket. My friend Michelle Sirois-Silver had a studio sale a few months back and she was clearing out unused materials. I came away with a pile of […]

20 Oct

Screen Printing and Paper Cutting

During my artist residency at The Leeway a few years ago I had the opportunity to learn how to screen print, using my cut paper designs as printing stencils. I printed a pile of drawing paper with colours intending to eventually turn these into cut paper pieces. I finally pulled them out two weeks ago […]

16 Oct

Learning The Art of Kumihimo

I am so grateful Vancouver has Maiwa and their school of textiles because they manage to bring to town so many interesting and skilled artists from all over the world to do talks, teach workshops, and share their work. When I looked through their latest brochure earlier this year I knew I wanted to take […]

© Rachael Ashe