textiles

Vanessa Sparrow

Location: Powell River Website: sparrowfelt.com Instagram: sparrowfelt Vanessa is a textile artist working in the qathet region. Her felted vessels incorporate natural fibres such as silk, flax and paper, and use the malleability of wool to play with form and texture in surprising ways. She also teaches felt-making in her home studio.

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

Location – Madeira Park Website – fibreworksgallery.com Located in beautiful Madeira Park, on the Sunshine Coast and hosted in a collection of yurts, FibreWorks Studio & Gallery showcases the Fibre Arts–basketry, fibre, paper, textiles and wood, created by local, national and international artists. FibreWorks’ commitment is to ensure the yurts remain a community of supportive …

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Yeonmi Kim

Website – kimyeonmi.com Location – Powell River Yeonmi Kim is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Powell River. Yeonmi finds inspiration anywhere and with any material. Her recent work includes sewstainability, a series using recycled fabrics and plastic packaging addressing climate change and sustainable art practice. From recycled wood, metal and found objects to sewing , …

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Kim Hadley

Location – Gibsons Website – kimizone.com Kim Hadley is a basket maker, located in Gibsons, BC. The baskets and birdhouses are inspired by local flotsam & jetsam found on beaches, backyards, and beyond. Each piece is hand crafted and unique. The baskets are created using a coiled technique, with pine needles as the base, and …

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Joan Barrington – Barrington Brolly

Location – Gibsons Website – barringtonbrolly.com Joan Barrington – Barrington Brolly Joan Barrington, owner of Barrington Brolly, turned an early fascination for umbrellas, and hand-held parasols, into a very unique, niche-market business. Using her educational background in marketing-management, and business administration, Joan is now providing a service to a list of international clients, from a …

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Satu Farrar-Brampton

Location – Gibsons West Coast Mermaid Designs. Natural textiles art inspired by the sea. I make fish puppets, mermaid dolls, starfish, Native art wall hangings, mobiles, and various Christmas ornaments.

Louise Valentine & Brian Provencher

Location – Gibsons Website – valentinesilks.com Valentine Silks. Working as a team, Louise and her husband Brian create soft sculptures of wearable art using “shibori” a Japanese method of resist dyeing.

Ursula Bentz

Location – Gibsons Gibsons artist, art textiles, dyed silks, shibori silks, felted wool hats and bags, floral wool sculptural neckpieces, wearable art dresses, felted wool garments and wearable art garments.

Tam Harrington

Location – Sechelt Wearable art garments from found objects. Found object sculpture.