Embroidered lions, tigers, dragons, rabbits and even bats are the focus of the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibition of Chinese children’s hats. It’s easy to see why kids adore them.
Fibre artist Marta Smith’s eclectic dolls captivated me during the Prince Edward County Studio Tour. Her jam-packed studio is filled with exquisite fabric, found objects and accessories that make you want to pull out all the bins and explore every scrap. A former teacher, she was also trained […]
Amanda McCavour’s thread drawings are created on a sewing machine, sewn into a fabric that then dissolves in water, leaving just thread. The intricate, detailed textile work flows from her interest in “the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.” […]
One of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. The work of Québécois artist Jannick Deslauriers emphasizes art’s most fragile elements, through a mass of translucent fabric. Her delicate fibre art spins out thread sculptures that send strong messages, covering the ghosts of cities, people […]
The words Robin Laws Field uses to describe her textured fibre art are as fascinating as her work: Colour and texture pull me in and keep me up at night until I’ve figured out how to make them mine; and then how to picture them so that others […]