Tag Archives: Cape Breton

Little fingers learn tapestry technique

Five adventurous young souls spent two sessions at the library with me recently learning tapestry technique. Each walked away with a small tapestry bookmark. I was so impressed with their perserverence and ability to learn quickly! Thanks to Kate and … Continue reading

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Lino printing

So here I am back in Cape Breton. It has been raining for six days straight – great weather for getting into my wonderful studio. So nice to be back in it! In preparation for the much more challenging Japanese … 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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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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Ikat warp

The traditional dyeing technique called “ikat” comes fromĀ Asia and Japan (where it is called “kasuri”), and is also found in Africa and Central America, and perhaps elsewhere as well. It is a labour intensive process that involves resist dyeing. The … Continue reading

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Victoria County Creates Gallery

The new gallery in Baddeck, N.S., near where I live, opened up at the beginning of July. There are 36 artists represented in the gallery. Victoria County Creates Gallery is located on the main street where the old “Blue Heron … Continue reading

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Sea kayaking in North River estuary

The North River’s mouth joins St. Ann’s Bay in a lovely estuary of brackish water. My friend and neighbour, Sue, joined me this week for a fun afternoon paddling down the estuary and into the river’s mouth. Here’s a fella … Continue reading

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