I’m immersing myself more and more in my creative journey…more and
more into exploring feltmaking and dyeing in my own way…exercising consciousness through the process and the artistic impetus within each
method….Stretching into new ideas and finding my way into my
full creative potential…. playing with words that have meaning in relation to the […]
I’m immersing myself more and more in my creative journey…more and
It’s been busy, busy in the studio the last few weeks….and maybe more busy in my head as I clear house and make way to fulfill my destiny (doesn’t that sound grand! It just popped into my head…..You could also read…. solidify my Fall/Winter/Spring creative calendar….Shuffle the deck to create an order that allows […]
Several years ago now, I had the chance to visit a place that was a sort of mecca for me….Taos, New Mexico, and more specifically, La Lana Wools…..a shop dedicated to plant dyed wools in all forms….I’ve been dyeing with plant dyes for 16 years now….12 years at the time of my visit, and I […]
This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting feltmaker and dyer Ginny Huber. We had been chatting a bit back an forth about our local, west coast dyes, and making eco-prints. This week she was visiting the area and came to Salt Spring to spend a few hours in the studio, talking felt, fiber, travel […]
So it’s not quite tomorrow, as in when I said I was going to post the
finished pictures of these…..but taking into account summer time,
island time and Fiona time…I’m feeling pretty happy to be only a day
The dye pot called for a bright poppy…..a blend of orange and pink….that I can […]
Oh My! I’ve been in and out of town….preparing for gallery shows, preparing for fiber trade shows, preparing for studio visitors…..a summer whirlwind of wool and colour….
But now I’m back….and not going to any more (far away) shows until late September, so I can settle in to an island summer, regular studio hours and […]
This summer I’m exploring ways to incorporate as much three dimensional texture as possible into my work. It such a fun experiment…I love that I can be making items to sell, while playing….. These experiments often involve trips to the hardware store…hardware and building materials seem a good combination with feltmaking! And lead to some […]
The Studio is now open!
The retail studio space is now open and welcoming visitors….Most days from 11:00am- 5:00pm.
344 Fulford-Ganges Road-Salt Spring Island, BC. Do stop in-I’d love to see you!
A little tour of the inside…
Felt Purses, Scarves, Cowls, Lighting, Shibori Felt, Shibori Silk and Organic Cotton Scarves, some art pieces, still works in progress…
My little […]
I really love this new dye pattern….I’m seeing it on one whole collection…purses, scarves, jackets…I so want to make the jacket! I’ll be selling these all summer at the studio, and this winter at the shows….
These are all made with Blue Faced Leicester rovings…all in white then dyed after….Beautiful leather straps added. It was a […]
I need to order a large amount of wool for the studio this summer…mostly for getting ready for the One of A Kind show this November. I’ve been trying to decide exactly what wool to get, then came across a solution… a smaller order…a sampling of wool breeds to experiment with before making the […]
Ah! Happy Spring!
It’s been an absolute whirlwind of activity around here…I’ll tell you more soon….maybe…unless better and more exciting things get here first!
I have been playing with shibori all week…some of you may guess what that means!
It is (also) featuring large in my new felt lines and some new organic cottons and linens I am […]
I’ll be teaching three classes this Spring at Fibres West in Abbotsford BC.
For more information and to register, visit the Fibres West website: www.fibreswest.com
Friday March 16th, 10:00am -1:00pm
Nuno Felted Scarves:
During this hands on class, we’ll create a gossamer light, wool felt
scarf in a luscious combination of silk and merino wool. Nuno felting […]
I do love a list…I make them regularly…and then don’t follow them….but they do help clear and focus the mind, and allow me to take the next step in the day…
Last week I thought I was going to get piles done, in certain directions, as per a certain list, but the week took […]
A day of family…rather than fibre….
The weather here has been glorious, so I’ve been making an extra effort to get out with my sons and enjoy some moments….
They are so big- all as tall as me….but we all love a day at the beach…it’s like a nervine tonic…regenerating the rough edges…..
The moment we got […]
This morning I dropped Graham off at the Fulford ferry…he’s heading back to Ottawa for the funeral of a very close and loved family member…It’ll be good for him to have some time there with his mother….and it was sad for me to watch the ferry leave…I let the wind blow me around for […]
This is a project we worked on a while ago…another collaboration of wood and wool….
Felt flooring in our living room….. It was such a great, exciting experiment….The idea jumped into view while Graham and I were on the ferry from Vancouver island to Salt Spring one day….one of those jumping up and […]
for me, I had a board meeting to go to yesterday which got me out of the house,
into the great bright, white outdoors early in the morning. I needed
that reminder to stop working and get outside….
So later in the day we went down to Fulford, to the beach….visited the petroglyph, and […]
Ahhhh…First Felt of 2012 is finished….I’m so happy with the results….It feels like a just the right starting point and direction to head in for this year.
My peacock blue plans ventured into inky midnights…
My red (to be purple) mini pocket disappeared into the depths-The purple becoming barely discernible but the pocket is still there- perfectly […]
First Felt…isn’t that a glorious notion?
The other night was movie night here, and I was not that into it, so I ventured outside into the darkness and illuminated my studio….What a refreshing time. I never think to go out there in the evenings……usually by then I’m pretty tired anyway. But it was delightful. To have […]
Now this is my kind of resolution! This might work for me!
I have some grand, and not so grand craft aspirations for 2012…
I’m going to learn how to crochet. Properly, I mean. I know how to… I’ve taught people how to… I’ve even taught people how to carve their own crochet hooks. I taught […]
Hmmmm…. just not quite how I was expecting it!
Today is my birthday, and my grand plans included felting myself a jacket. At least getting it laid out and started, and I had my sons all ready to help me out with the rolling as a partial birthday gift!
BUT! On November 24th, my studio looked like […]
I just got a box in the mail this week from my Mother back in the east. I had no idea what it might be, maybe some early presents for the boys. I opened it up and read her note…and cried. It’s a good thing-by the way! It’s not that it says so much, […]
Mmmmm…I’ve been wanting to work more with wool locks and felting…I got to play a bit with this with some new pieces I’ve been making for WinterCraft.
This is the layout for two scarves. I love laying out the layers of white. It’s so serene amd perfect. There is an underlayer of fine merino, then I […]
I have been working, working, working in the studio recently, and will fill you in on all the details but in an effort to get back into the swing
of things here, a few playful pictures of one of today’s projects:
Using different breeds of sheeps wool in balls and layers to create this awesome surface texure. […]
I just received a package in the mail…a lovely package sent for no particular occasion…just to make me feel happy! What a great surprise and a truly uplifting package it is..both because of the potential of the materials inside and also because of the sweet intention of the sender… my felt friend Heather WoolLove.
This is a project of time and meditation…an idea that sprang into being and had to be made..and although not in accordance to the timing anticipated, maybe the right timing in it’s own way.
This is my PeaceFelt project. I was completely set to start making this on September 23rd, to be mailed on […]
I ‘ve just returned from my mystery trip! And what an adventure it was! I had two events to attend- The Green Festival in Los Angeles with Living Crafts magazine and then an Indigo Shibori Workshop at Maiwa in Vancouver.
I don’t have any pictures from my time in LA, unfortunately. We did set […]
It’s been ages since I’ve been felting, and I have so many projects I want to get to- lots of woolly experimentation coming soon…… as soon as I get back from a little trip (fibery work trip-yay!) that I’m going on on Thursday. That’s all a little ephemeral and dreamlike…a big adventure…and so I’m […]
I had a lovely visit in the studio this week with local artist, Laura Kiel. She works in both ceramics and felt and will be teaching some felt making at a local school. She came by for some ideas and to make some things together. It was wonderful to meet her, make some felt, chat […]
I had my first studio visitors a few weeks ago. The studio is still not finished, but that is another story, and Eva and her friends were very keen to come by…It was so delightful to have people come to my own space, talk to them a little about what I do, show them […]