So happy to announce the completion of my BFA earlier this April. Two schools, two cities, an abundance of hard work and life long friendships. I couldn't have asked for better ride.
I will be running a table at New Craft Coalition very soon! I will be selling some special versions of my Cityscape Scarves during this show plus lots of other fun textile work. NCC has an amazing collection of makers, I am so excited to be apart of this show. Check out the other work that will be there on their website!
I will be selling work at Hamilton Artists Inc this weekend!
Craft Mart is a pop-up market showcasing the very best of local craft and design. Join us for a night market, Friday, June 10 during Art Crawl. And on Saturday, June 11, help us launch the Artist’s Palette Community Dye Garden with local textile artist and Craft Mart vendor, Thea Haines. The afternoon will include a community plant exchange as well as an Ecoprinting workshop with Haines where participants will use a direct method of dyeing fabric with colour from plants to create pattern and colour using dried flowers, leaves, kitchen and floral waste.
Sat, June 11 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
Artist led workshop by Thea Haines
Ecoprinting: Bundle Dyeing with Plant Colour
Using a direct method of dyeing fabric with colour from plants, experiment and create pattern and colour using dried flowers, leaves, kitchen and floral waste.
$5.00 (material costs) Limited spaces available so pre-registration is required. Email: email@example.com
Saturday 11:00-5:00 pm
Community Plant Exchange: FREE
Bring your spare houseplants, perennials, veggies, and annuals down to Hamilton Artists Inc.'s ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard and exchange/ trade/ give away plants for free with fellow green thumb enthusiasts. This exchange is open to everyone and will run all afternoon. Feel free to leave a couple, take a couple, or just stop in to see what we have!
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Hope to see you there!
I was this years recipient of the Alberta College of Art + Design sponsor table for the New Craft Coalition Spring Show and Sale!
The sale happened at the beginning of May, you can visit their website here!!!
New Craft is very supportive when it comes to emerging artists. And they are just a great group of talented artists in general!
They host two annual curated craft shows a year in the spring and the fall. Keep your eyes out for the fall show if you live in Calgary!
I will be selling work at the Common Wealth Collectors Club this upcoming weekend! Adults only, drinks and sweet sweet stuff to buy! Is there anything better to do on a Sunday? I don't think so...
I will be teaching a two day natural dye workshop during the last weekend in April. You can check out more details here (Pg 12) through ACAD's Extended Study Catalog. It's going to be a super fun time, hope to see you there!
I will be selling some of my work next weekend at Market Collective in Calgary! Come on out to peruse and shop for some great wares from local artist.
Hello! I've had this website for a while now but haven't spent time posting on my blog. So here we go! I promise that I will make more blog posts about my adventures and work!
Here's a blog post about my artist residency at Peters Valley School of Craft! My residency took place at the beginning of the summer during May and June 2015. Peter's Valley is a unbelievable craft school located in the middle of a National Park in New Jersey by the Delaware Water Gap. I was lucky enough to meet new artists, learn new things all while being surrounded by the beautiful landscape of this northern state.
All in all, Peters Valley is a hidden gem that not enough people know about. So if you are a crafts person or artist in fiber, surface design, fine metals, ceramics, photography, wood working, or fine art this is a place you must visit.
Check them out here.
Above are process shots of my first batch of eco printed scarves.
This past November I participated in Hamilton Artist Inc's Craft Mart. These scarves were one of the items I sold at the show.
Last April I assisted Sheridan College's Textile Studio Technologist Janelle Guthrie with her Alternative Methods of Natural Dying Workshop. In this workshop we focused on rust dying, eco printing and botanical pounding. The results were amazing and as I continue to explore these techniques I keep unwrapping the most beautiful surprises. Eco printing makes stunning surface designs and patterns.
Working with natural dyes takes a lot of dedication and patience, I've worked with different natural dying techniques for almost a year now and I'm just beginning to get the hang of it. For my final year at Sheridan I have only worked with natural dyes and will continue to use it in my thesis work next term.
Yesterday I read two great articles about natural dyeing, one from my prof Thea Haines and one from India Flint, I highly recommend both of them.
If you are interested in owning one of these eco printed scarves there are still some left at Hawk and Sparrow on James Street N in Hamilton.
Stay tuned for more post about my natural dyeing explorations!