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Royal BC Museum

In September of this year I was lucky enough to visit Canada.  I visited the Royal BC Museum in Victoria on Vancouver Island and admired, among other objects, the Native Art. Hair Garland I was unsure whether to admire or be aghast at this item, probably both! This beautifully woven wreath is made from human … Continue reading Royal BC Museum

ebb & flow

In early October I viewed the annual exhibition of members’ work of The Embroiders Guild, Victoria. These delicate plates are made of paper finely embroidered with a wreath shaped design.  I like their lightness and simplicity and the circular embroidered design sits well inside the scalloped edge. I like the fullness of this ‘Summer Flowers’ … Continue reading ebb & flow

MAIWA

I had been following this 30 year old business via the internet over the past twelve months since I found out I was going to Vancouver on holidays and investigated textile places that might be of interest. Maiwa use organic cotton grown in India and natural dyes in their fabric production which is produced in … Continue reading MAIWA

Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 2 Textiles-inspired translation

I chose the work of Canadian textile artist Dorothy Caldwell as inspiration for my Textile artist-inspired sketchbook.  See Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation There are many elements of Caldwell’s work that appeal to me: Abstract representation of land and personal landmarks A/symmetry Repurposing materials Simple depiction through effective use of elements … Continue reading Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 2 Textiles-inspired translation