Studio Process

Spinning Slubby Wool

Spinning Fleecemaiden hand spun wool, plied with a fine, mohair and silk blend. Slubby plied wool looks like macaroni or pasta, yes?

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Yarn Organs

Part of my creative practice uses objects that other people hold on to that make them sad or unhappy-and create work based on their experiences. The objects I’m working with right…

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Stitching Paper

The project that never ends. And has still not ended. I began lettering in the spring of 2019 on a long roll of tracing paper. When complete, it didn’t feel done.…

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Spinning Wool, Social Distancing

Social Distancing, what a strange concept. What a strange time. I spin the majority of my yarn myself to control the aesthetic, I love the meditative process, and it saves a…

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Getting Back to Play

Play is such an important part of my art practice, and something I’ve lost touch with over the last few years in riding the wave of momentum and administrative work. Sometimes…

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Roots and Repeats

Returning to my roots, the heartbreak journals. They’ve been in balls and bundles sitting on a shelf, and I’ve been asking myself if I should just throw them out (but never…

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Module Shapes Research

OK so I was at a meeting where they made these paper Christmas ornaments. I was really into them and made about 10 during the meeting, and realized they made really…

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What I’m Looking at Right Now

MOUTHFEEL by Emily Lawrence and Kylie Dyment “MOUTHFEEL co-opts the pornographic lens in order to create a collaborative immersive video installation that envisions what it would look like if objects could be…

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How to: Marigold Natural Dye

  ​​Last summer I grew several marigold plants and dead headed the blooms as they wilted all summer. I decided to finally make a dye bath with them. Marigolds make a…

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A Wordmark From a Dear Friend

dear friend Lizane made me this gorgeous wordmark, read about her process for designing it below from her instagram : Logo for my dear friend, @katrinamjcraig who is a textile artist based…

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Performing “Over It”

I have an interest in everyday suffering- Everyone who exists has experienced suffering. In the culture I live in, you’re not supposed to suffer. It’s expected that you might be sad for…

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Objects of Understood Significance

Sometimes certain objects that I get are loaded with meaning for that person but don’t look like anything special to anyone else. Then there certain objects that our culture assigns so…

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Journal Excitement

I had a lot of colored pens when I wrote on these journals and it’s been a happy accident to get so much variety in something I can’t change the content…

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Transforming Snow Boots

One boot taken apart. Transforming objects that make us sad into something new to honour their purpose, reflecting while engaging in the process of taking them apart  

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Journals, Sentimentality

I find it really difficult to write about my work sometimes. I suppose if i found it easy, I might be a writer instead of an artist. I’m sentimental with objects.…

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Natural Indigo Blue

    I had a few days off of work last week with my last being tomorrow so I had a full weekend of making an indigo vat and dyeing some…

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Organising the Hoard

I spent my Easter Monday organizing the rest of my stored projects into plastic bags labeled with their title and date made. I have earned buying Easter chocolate, right??!?  

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Felted Warp Thread

Becky Jo Gartner (a talented textile artist, photographer, designer of Blue Lady Bug and friend) accidentally felted a huge merino wool weaving warp she was dyeing, and she sent me a…

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The Eyeless Woman

Childhood Monsters, The Eyeless Woman Linen and Handspun Wool Textile Puppet 2015 In a winter that lacked inspiration, I made this big guy, and she was a labor of love. In…

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Homemade Loom(ish)

    Here is a current project I’ve been working on. It’s been a struggle since I graduated to post on here because…. I haven’t made very many things. But I’ve…

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Vines Crawl, Body Restrained

  Dress: Cotton/Silk blend dyed with logwood purple, silk piping dyed with madder and black tea, silk organza dyed with logwood purple Model: Lizane Tan Dress: Cotton/Silk blend dyed with logwood…

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Summer Project Time, Rolling Dunes

drying silk organza, dyed with madder and instant coffee (use what you have!) Its summer project time! I am trying to imitate the rolling sand dunes in my home province of…

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Dye And Print

 Pro Mx and Inko Resist, an investigation of all the colours fushia, lemon yellow and turquoise can make. 36″x36″   50”x95” logwood and iron natural dye.

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Intermediate Print and Dye

So much dye! I have been making a lot of coloured fabric the last month and a bit, i am taking an intermediate print and dye course and have been making…

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Fashion 101, Circle Skirt

Today is the first day of my two week vacation from work and school, EEEE! I’m going to Prince Edward Island Monday to visit my folks and some friends. Last night…

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Summer Update

Life has been hectic since school ended! Here is what I’ve been up to! I was doing a condensed seven week independent study. The study itself was based on my dreams.…

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Knitting Knitting Knitting!

Hello! Long time no post! I have been doing a condensed seven week independent study and working full time, whew! I’m not quite ready to show the work from my study,…

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Yarn!

So, I decided to natural dye and hand knit conceptual sweaters based on memories. A girl in my class said I wouldn’t get it done, so I took it as a…

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Textiles for the Market Place

So, textiles for the marketplace teaches you how to make textiles and money at the same time. our first semester project was to make products for a Gaelic historic village in…

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Weaving Final

Hello friends, I am posting about my weaving final now because they were christmas presents for friends and family!!! My project was using the same warp (the strings going in one…

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Introduction to Weaving

Hello friends! its been such a long summer not doing projects! well, i am back after a lame four months of occasional posts of outfits i did on polyvore. I am…

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Personalized Body Form

This post is going to be about how to make your own custom duct tape body form of your own body, for draping and or sewing purposes (so everything fits perfectly!). …

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Knitting

So, I know how to spin wool. I learned at my job last summer and the summer before at a historic house where we had to wear costumes and give tours.…

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Silk, Silk, Silk, Silk!

So, when I dyed the purple cotton for one of my wearable art show dresses seen here when i was finished,  I threw two meters of silk crepe I had kicking around my…

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Things I’m Working On

I’m sorry i’ve had such a boring blog blog lately. Since it is summer vacation, i have been baking instead of sewing! haha. i need a bit of a textiles break.…

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Natural Dye For My Hypothetical Line

So, in my developmental drawing class, our final project is to design a line and stuff without actually making it. we need fabric swatches, and since i plan on doing natural…

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Completed Repeat

So, here is my completed repeat! Mine was fairly dull in comparison to a lot of other ones people did in my class. I hand dyed the fabric, just to let…

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My First Repeating Print!

so, i know my blog is basically just screenprinting, but draping is just boring unbleached cotton things, and developmental drawing I’ve been much to lazy to photograph the hundreds of drawings.…

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Screenprinting Midterm

So after I made the fabric from my last post, I made it into a dress, which i am planning on putting into the wearable art show. this dress went quite…

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Natural Dye

So, did you know with a little experimentation you can make virtually any (non neon) color with natural dye? Bright, beautiful pure colours. Textiles (aka, dye) is one of the biggest pollutants in…

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Intro Resist Dye Final

I have mixed feelings about my final. some pieces i am very pleased with, others… not so much. my project is based on tropical fruit. i should be pleased with what…

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