Monthly Archives: February 2017

Learning some new watercolour techniques

The Art Gallery of Ontario has a beautiful set of studios in the old atelier-style and they offer courses with really great teachers. I lucked into a short course of four classes in watercolour experimentation with Kelley Aitken. Learning lots … Continue reading

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Little squares

Here’s the latest tapestry. Eweknit, the store where I teach tapestry, is expanding their weaving program into floor loom weaving and they are asking for some help to set it up. Very exciting!

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Wood block print

Elizabeth Forrest is an amazing teacher! I had such a great time learning the printing technique. Japanese wood block printing is fairly laborious but a lot of fun and actually easier than I thought. Getting a great print isn’t easy, … Continue reading

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Anticipating wood block printing

I signed up for a Japanese wood block printing course which ran over the past couple of weekends. In anticipation of the course, I had a burst of watercolour energy. What designs are appropriate for printing and wood block in … Continue reading

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Two new tapestries

Here are two new tapestries. Having fun!

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North River Cape Breton Tapestry sampler

A beautiful sunset scene over the North River estuary in Cape Breton inspired me for a triptych tapestry. Having never tried to work a tapestry where the subject is a landscape, I developed a small sample of a side panel. … Continue reading

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Tapestry student work

It is so fun teaching people to weave. The students I have encountered have produced beautiful small pieces. These students have never woven before and some have never even done any textile work at all before. So exciting to see … Continue reading

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