Journey of a Woven Thread

 

In December 2007 I sat down to a loom for the first time.  From math and colour to pattern design and patience; everything about hand weaving resonated within.   

I studied Fibre Arts at Kootenay School of the Arts, in Nelson BC.  I graduated with honours - and an unwavering determination to weave.  Thereafter I carried on with self guided studies, seeking to master my craft and understand all of the complexities of weaving.

In 2015 I established a small business designing and hand crafting woven scarves & textiles.   Founded on the grounds of bringing awareness and respect back, to the precious value of cloth.   And in constructing a product unparalleled to anything made by machine.  In each woven piece there is a story and a heart.  By maintaining a high standard of craftsmanship, each piece is woven to withstand time. ~

 
 

 
 
 

AWARDS

2017:  Award of Excellence in Craftsmanship - Carnegie Gallery
2016:  Award of Merit - Craft Forms
2016:  Founders Scholarship - Guild of Canadian Weavers
2015:  Helen Frances Gregor Scholarship - Craft Ontario
2015:  2nd Prize - Cabbagetown Arts & Craft

EXHIBITIONS

2017:  Carnegie Craft Juried Biennial Exhibition - Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
An event that features a wide range of talent from Ontario-based craft practitioners. 

2017:  Journey of a woven Thread - Artists on Elgin Gallery, Sudbury, ON
Solo exhibition that journeys along the path and progression of work from the very beginning to current collections.

2017:   Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes CA
Established to promote the sharing of new visions and the exploration of innovative techniques and materials in art to wear.

2016:  Craft Forms 22nd International Juried ExhibitionWayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
The exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and creative endeavours.

2016:  Complexity Biennial International Juried Exhibition, Complex Weavers Org, St. Charles, IL
Featuring works which employ complex weave structures. Complex weaves seek to interlace threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it.

2015:  Materialize Juried Exhibition  - Craft Ontario, Toronto
Craft Ontario is committed to fostering the next generation of professional craft practice, and this year’s exhibition is the second annual juried collection of work that celebrates a diversity of creative, innovative and skilled incarnations of material culture.

2015:  Lasting Effect - Curated by Melanie Egan - Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
A work can endure because it fits our idea of what constitutes classic design, or simply thanks to process and materials. These works resonate with the past, by reimagining timeless methods, or re-purposing materials to infuse them with contemporary meaning.  It’s about work that lasts.

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

2016:  Youth Beat - Fall Bulletin Publication, Guild of Canadian Weavers
2016:  Nature Craft - Garland Magazine
2015:  Gift Guide - Toronto Life Magazine
2015:  Gift Guide - Girls of TO
2015:  Bringing Precious Back to Cloth - Belleza Moda Magazine
2015:  Made Here - Sunday Crush Blog
2015:  Canadian Design - Kiku Corner Blog

OTHER INVOLveMENT

2017:  Vice President - Guild of Canadian Weavers
2012 to current:  Editor & Contributor - Guild of Canadian Weavers
2016:  Shadow Weave Presentation - Guelph Guild of Weavers