Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Come and join me in a textile journey full of humour, high energy, stories and tips. I am an international visual arts professional, graduated in fine arts and photography. Expertise, creativity and knowledge combined with my advanced techniques are a unique mix presented in my artistic world. I am currently working with textile art to express the happiness of life.
I was born in a family of poets, artists and seamstresses. My love affair with quilting began with my grandma when I was 8 years old. I have attended international shows where my art can be seen in both a public exhibitions, museums and galleries.
It is my belief that there are no mistakes but opportunities. Get ready to think outside the box! I look forward to sharing my artistic textile journey.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Demonstration on how to create a textural background and then layer appliqué leaves, fronds, ferns, florals on top to create an organic, leafy wonderland.
You can either limit the palate of colour for a subtle design or go bonkers with vivid contrasts.
Optional kit: includes a piece of wool Melton, a meter of heat’n bond and patterns of leaves and fronds. Price approximately $25 to $30 per kit.
Members $50.00 Non-Members $70
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Wilma Brock began sewing with Barbie doll clothes on her Mom’s treadle sewing machine. She taught elementary school for 35 years and also has her Diploma in Fine
Arts from S.F.U. Wilma has been quilting for about 35 years and fiber arts is a major passion in her life. Nature, travel, and camping are also important to her and are a constant theme in her work.
Fabric/Paper Fusion Workshop
Give yourself PERMISSION TO PLAY! Come be creative! Make your own paper cloth. Yes, you read it correctly. It is cloth made with layers of various papers, glued down to a cotton muslin base. When dry, it can be cut, stitched, painted, foiled, stenciled and stamped like regular fabric. It is not washable but can be sewn into a wall hanging, journal book cover, labels, greeting cards, postcards, or other mixed media projects.
Member: $10 Non-Members: $20
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Growing up in Scotland, Lorna was surrounded by fabric, buttons and colourful knitting yarn in her granny’s drapery shop. It was no surprise that this influenced her creative path to The Glasgow School of Art in 1982, where she graduated with both Honours and postgraduate degrees in Embroidered and Woven Textiles. She carved out her career running her small business designing and making silk, machine-stitched, soft furnishings. She sold and showed her many creations and collections in prestigious shops and museums both in the UK and North America.
With her geologist husband Lorna left the UK to live and work around the world. While contractually unable to work and with two young children, Lorna filled her spare time with volunteer work: Back at home in Scotland she wrote her book Silk Unraveled, which was published in 2008. This is a project-based book and creative guide to some of the techniques she loves to use.
Lorna will talk about her quest to establish a foothold in Vancouver’s rich craft scene and evolution of her work since she arrived in BC in 2012. She will show examples of bags pillows and blankets made from leather, velvet, wool and cottons and talk about the variety of techniques she uses to manipulate the surfaces to create her unique designs. Lorna will also include inspirational images from the people she met on her travels to the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us.