[For Armchair Members] Profile of Yellowknife-based basketry artist Cathie Harper, who combines unexpected materials and methods to create sculptural or functional pieces featuring materials from abalone to yarn to zippers.
[For Armchair Members] Drag Queen Uropa fashions handmade yarn wigs. Learn about how her theatre background led her to explore this unique craft, and enjoy her tips for choosing yarn colours that shine together.
Reflections on the work of painter and rug hooker Alexandrya Eaton, who looks to disrupt the art of rug hooking, and change viewer perception and expectation of the medium. Eaton breaks the traditional rules of the craft, and brings a pop-art sensibility, changing the subject matter, the format, and the form of the works.
An interview with Canadian macramé artist, designer and social media star Chantel Conlon, who uses a variety of materials and combines techniques to create modern pieces entirely different from the iconic plant hangers of the 1970s.
Basketry artist Jane Whitten uses traditional methods to transform household waste into remarkable works of art. Combining knitting and basketry techniques, and using found and discarded materials, Jane expresses her passion and concern for the environment, climate change and the effects of material waste on our natural world.
The focus of artist Kamila Mlynarczyk’s work has shifted from creating macabre art dolls to drawing. Read this interview about this evolution, about why lace can be so creepy, and about how she and her publisher are crowdfunding her first art book.
Textile artist Alisa McRonald spent much of the fall and winter of 2020 searching in vain for black T-shirts. She was working on a weaving called “Pierrot,” the last in her “My Little Arcana” series of tapestries, and finding the materials she needed was proving to be a struggle. Kate Atherley chatted with the artist about her work, and about the unexpected challenges the pandemic had created for her.
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