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An array of natural dyes on different kinds of silk.
The base layer of dyes silk noile.
The second layer.
The top layer of silk organza.
Medusa's Cope. The finished piece with snake skins and leaf skeletons.
A huge thanks to Cherie Thiessen for writing such a wonderful article about me and my work and another huge thanks to Aqua magazine for publishing it:)
Couture for Funerals Runway.
A chance to use some of my bone collection!
I am thrilled to have an image of one of my pieces appear in a paper written by Arnaud Quertinmont, Department Egypte/Proche-Orient Conservateur at Musee royal de Mariemont in Morlanwelz, Belgium. This paper was written to accompany an exhibit currently showing at the museum called De Lin et De Laine. Textiles Egyptiens Du 1er Millenaire. It highlights coptic textiles from the museum's collection.
I love these two signs. They illustrate the message with alarming hilarity.
I bought some natural dye extracts from Maiwa on Granville Island in Vancouver and have been experimenting with them for the past few weeks. Gorgeous colours and a slow, meditative process. This is the first batch of dyes on various silk fabrics.
I love the play of light on different bodies of water at different times of day and in different seasons.
Looking out towards Salt Spring from Pender Island.
Float plane taking off from the Port Washington dock on Pender Island.
A collection of some wonderful woodland characters.
Slightly Tipsy Stump.
Super Friendly Stump.
Flirtatious Mastodon Stump.
I just finished dying some silk scarves and realized they look like stained glass as they lie on the table waiting to be ironed.
I was lucky enough to spend a day in Toronto earlier this month and spent my time with Joe Lewis and Janet Hayward wandering around the Royal Ontario Museum and the Textile Museum. What a wonderful day. So many marvels.
A highlight of the ROM for me was this large wall piece by El Anatsui, a textile hero of mine.
The Textile Museum was hosting an incredible exhibit of the gorgeous larger-than-life, sumptuously dyed kimono by Itchiku Kubota. This is only the second time his work has been shown in Canada. I have been a fan ever since Nicole Robillarde gave me the catalogue of his first exhibit in Hull in 1995. How amazing to be able to see his work in person!