first meeting of Fiber Speak

I’m just back from a lovely evening of chit chat and sharing of ideas at our new group named Fiber Speak.

It is a subgroup of the Timberlane Quilter’s Guild and tonight Yvonne showed us some work she’s creating using her own unique home made stamp , and her own dyed fabrics.

I showed some pieces of silk fusion that I had done in a class at the Ottawa CQA conference and that I  hope to finally use instead of storing them in a box.

There are 2 fiber/textile art galleries that we are aware of here on the coast.

One is Fiberworks Gallery located at the yurts ( yes! Mongolian Yurts) at Pender Harbour.Note their website is a subpage of the Gunboat Bay Lodge’s website and is a little difficult to find with a google search.

Yvonne has visited and says the owner is very hospitable and the present exhibit is very inspirational. She encourages all of us to take the time to visit instead of rushing to make the next ferry, if you are on the way to the city.

The present exhibit is from the Laura and Linda Kemshell of the UK and Catherine Nicholls of Vancouver. The 3 of them call their enterprise Thr3fold and click here to see some of the work in the show. This is a slideshow and you can move from slide to slide by moving your mouse on and off the photos.

Also check out their personal website and learn more about their journal publications. There are presently 3 volumes available and they offer articles in  not only surface design but a great number of topics.

The other gallery is FiberEssence gallery on Dunbar Ave in Vancouver. This is a non profit gallery with gallery space for guest artists as well as the artists/members. I hope to visit here soon as there is also a gift shop area, and their christmas exhibit and sale will begin in November.


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