Category: Inspiration

21 Jun

Sashiko Patterned Pillow

I look at this finished project sitting in our green chair and part of me can’t quite believe I am the one who made it. I finished stitching the sashiko design over the weekend and felt intimidated to tackle sewing it all together. I am much more comfortable with hand sewing over machine sewing, but […]

12 Jun

Means of Production at Cityscape Gallery

Means of Production opened at Cityscape Community Art Space in North Vancouver last week. It is a show featuring the work of five textile artists working in weaving, rug hooking, and stitching while exploring the value, meaning, and metaphorical possibilities of of making work by hand in a digital age of increasingly rapid advancement. The […]

09 Jun

Stitching a Formal Sashiko Pattern

When I was in Toronto a few months ago I visited a shop carrying gift items from Japan and came across their stash of sashiko stitching supplies. I bought myself some thread and one of the pieces of cloth with a printed pattern. I decided it would be good practice to try my hand at […]

17 May

Spindle Whorl, The Work of Susan Point

A selection of some of the beautiful work by Susan Point in her exhibition, Spindle Whorl, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her design sense is incredible, as is her mastery of many materials and process. The show is a retrospective including¬†many screen prints, and sculptures carved and cast in wood and glass. She is a […]

12 Apr

Studio Visit with Amanda McCavour

One of the things I’d arranged in advance of my trip to Toronto was to do a studio visit with textile artist, Amanda McCavour. She was about to leave town to do an installation in Alberta, but we managed to fit it in. It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet in person, and I […]

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