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? Keep reading June 21, 2021March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading August 11, 2020January 15, 2022 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.… Keep reading May 10, 2020January 15, 2022 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… Keep reading April 5, 2020October 24, 2021 Slow Little Twists: St Malo, Manitoba A welcome slowed down pace. I love when I can find materials in my immediate space. Well, I can always find materials in my immediate space but they look different in… Keep reading August 11, 2019March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading February 26, 2019October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading February 26, 2019October 24, 2021 More Modules It’s snowing outside, so I’m playing inside Keep reading January 11, 2019March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading December 28, 2018March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading December 9, 2018October 24, 2021 Control, Vines: A Reflection of Growth Does anyone else look at their work from when they were younger and realize years later what you were making work about? I’ve been thinking about the ring that was donated… Keep reading March 25, 2018October 24, 2021 It Washes Over: Opens Febuary 2nd at Flux Gallery My Solo Exhibition ‘It Washes Over’ Opens Friday, February 2 from 7 to 10pm!!! Exhibition runs until February 9th 2018 at Flux Gallery It Washes Over explores experiences through the objects… Keep reading January 26, 2018October 24, 2021 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Art School You will be writing a lot. Writing is the gatekeeper to people seeing your work in a meaningful way. at least half of the time you spend on your art practice… Keep reading November 20, 2017October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading July 19, 2017March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading May 29, 2017October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading April 29, 2017October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading April 6, 2017October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading April 2, 2017October 24, 2021 A Look at Sketch Books Natural dye samples on Delaney wool, shirt wool, silk organza, and feathers from 2011. Keep reading January 12, 2017October 24, 2021 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 Keep reading December 26, 2016October 24, 2021 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.… Keep reading November 21, 2016October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading July 25, 2016March 7, 2022 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??!? Keep reading March 28, 2016October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading July 10, 2015March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading July 9, 2015March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading March 20, 2015October 24, 2021 Weaving Keep reading June 8, 2014March 7, 2022 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… Keep reading October 18, 2013October 24, 2021 Natural Dye Samples Assorted natural dye samples, April 2011 Keep reading October 18, 2013October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading July 23, 2013March 7, 2022 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. Keep reading March 7, 2013October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading October 13, 2012October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading July 21, 2012October 24, 2021 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.… Keep reading July 15, 2012October 24, 2021 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,… Keep reading July 7, 2012October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading March 26, 2012October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading February 29, 2012October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading January 8, 2012October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading September 27, 2011October 24, 2021 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!). … Keep reading July 10, 2011October 24, 2021 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.… Keep reading June 10, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading May 18, 2011October 24, 2021 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.… Keep reading May 16, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading March 24, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading March 21, 2011October 24, 2021 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.… Keep reading March 14, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading February 27, 2011October 24, 2021 Devore Fabric/Screen Printing Midterm I have finished the big part of my screenprinting mid term. This is my fabric, i have 15 ft (approx) of fabric, and i dyed it with cochineal (a type of… Keep reading February 15, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading January 22, 2011October 24, 2021 New Semester, New Classes, New projects. wahooo! i have a few first projects completed in my new classes. first on the agenda are my inspiration collages for Developmental Drawing for Fashion. basically, i was told to do… Keep reading January 15, 2011October 24, 2021 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… Keep reading December 11, 2010October 24, 2021 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.