[Open Access] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our July, 2022, Studio Hours. Multi-crafter Felicia Lo shared the story of how she came to weaving, and how a beginner might get started. A lively show-and-tell session from Felicia and other weavers in attendance provided a lot inspiration to those who are considering taking up the craft.
[Open Access] A round-up of fibre and textile arts and crafts in Canada in August, 2022. Online photo galleries of exhibitions from earlier this year, late-summer events to visit around the country, and news of the Great Canadian Wool-A-Long, including links to vendors, discount codes and free presentations.
[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our June, 2022, Studio Hours. Rita Kompst and Zoe McDonell told us the story of how they met and came to collaborate on natural dyeing workshops. Rita is a Musqueam cedar weaver and Zoe is a wildlife biologist. Together, they teach classes about natural dyeing, each bringing their own experiences and perspectives. They focus on combining traditional ecological knowledge with Western science’s cataloguing methods to keep all things in balance.
[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our May, 2022, Studio Hours. Fiona Ellis and author Leanne Prain discussed Leanne’s newest book, “The Creative Instigator’s Handbook,” inspiring a lively conversation about the nature of political and protest art. Members shared a variety of craft-related activism projects they’ve been involved with.
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