Thursday, November 26, 2015

Exploring New Materials and Processes

A few weekends ago , I took an electronics course at interAccess. The instructor was a very good speaker and explained the theories and the principles of electronics very eloquently, however, my practical knowledge was not greatly expanded and hoping that other experiences will fill that deficit.  I am learning more about this area because of my recent forays into incorporating assorted materials, technologies and new media into woven textiles. It has been very satisfying for my creativity and I am finding this path enchanting. I am collaborating with the new media artist, Erin Lewis.
I just finished weaving the a large fiber optic panel. Erin is helping in working on the finishing at Toronto Weaving School. Next, we'll be 'connecting' it for illumination. You will be hearing more about our ventures together.

Earlier this month, I was  thrilled to be invited by the Textile Department Head, Rachel Miller,   as a guest instructor at Sheridan College, to share my body of work, and to teach students how to design for weaving.

The jacquard woven piece, Alicia, was accepted into an exhibition, Fiber Art VII, held at the Sebastopol Center for Art, in California. I call this series my Shroud series, and each cloth depicts the face of young girl killed by sexual predators. If you want to read more about the project go to the previous blog page:

The international tapestry installation, Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination, co-created by 193 people from 20 countries, and composed of 285 submissions, will be exhibited in Vancourver, British Columbia in March 2016. It is not too late to make a contribution. If you are interested, contact me at