Tag Archives: Fibre art

Guest Speaker at OVQG

Ottawa Valley Quilter’s Guild My Journey as a Fibre Artist What’s it like to start a quilting career at a young age? What were some of the trials and highlights? What is does it take to start again after a break? I will take you through the 26 years of my career as a fibre […]

Fibre Fest Almonte

Fibre Fest! I’m a Vendor at This year’s event — the 23nd annual celebration of the fibre arts. Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms. And at 4pm on September 9, hundreds of […]

Designing an Art Quilt Series: Part 2

You have the Concept, What’s Next? Determining the overall concept of a series is one of the hardest parts of the job. Once you have a plan in place, you get to the fun of designing the work.  I find having defined parameters helps me stay focused and clear on what can and cannot be […]

Fibreshed and How to Bring the 100-mile Diet to Fibre Arts

Earlier this month, I learned a new word: fibreshed. It happened when I took some time for professional development and attended a live webinar on Natural Dyeing in the Fibre Art industry.  It was not a word I was familiar with previously. Now I am fully on board and ready to work for the cause. […]

What does it take to Find Inspiration?

Sometimes you just need to get out of your routine. Finding inspiration can take a bit of work and can come in different forms.  There is the kind of inspiration that feeds your soul, a walk in nature – a trip to a gallery, and there is the kind that excites and feeds your work. […]

Fibre Therapy and Mindfulness

  Just a few weeks ago, I had a friend come by my place and ask me to help her make her first quilt. She’s a nurse and has a fairly stressful job at times, so she wanted something that she could do to help her relax on off days. She was a complete newbie, had […]