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weekend fun

August 20, 2018

an inspiring, creative show

Art of the Book 2018

in the Visual Arts Building at UVic

on until August 26th

pictures were allowed through glass cases

these covers by Ann Stinner

are “made from repurposed table linen, dyed with turmeric, red cabbage and tea”

with a pattern of cotton stitchery

another fabric book by Lise Melhorn-Boe

 opening and closing with zippers

and another by Clara Congdon

the show is beautifully displayed with space to see each exhibit from all sides

with entries from not only Canada and the U.S.A.

but also Australia, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain and the U.K.

I was so intrigued I’ll be going back for a second visit

then it was on to Fibrations 2018

and all things fiber-y

I was so busy shopping and talking I almost forgot to take pictures

always fun to see the process

lots of colourful felt

fibers to spin and finished garments

the weaving is done by one of my students

Heather Dewey and her weaving partner Suzuna Nagamine


of course I had to do some shopping

a soft silk/merino blend to spin

and a silver shawl pin that is fine enough not to damage the fabric

 designed so it won’t fall out and get lost – I hope

now it is back to work


12 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz A permalink
    August 26, 2018 6:18 am

    I am always grateful when pictures are allowed … likewise when you share them here.

    And repurposed table linens are a wonder … damasks being a new favorite


    • August 26, 2018 8:05 am

      Liz – 3photos always help to refresh the memory, even when I bought the catalogue this time. I dye damask in indigo. the patterns glow.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    August 24, 2018 10:06 am

    you’re right about the show–looks great. i love your ginkgo pin.


    • August 24, 2018 10:28 am

      Velma – ginkgo remind me of Japan. The small ginkgo tree (they are very slow growing) in my garden is just starting to change to golden yellow.


  3. August 21, 2018 4:05 am

    I’d love to see those books in person–so creative! You had a busy/fun weekend!


    • August 21, 2018 8:17 am

      Kerry – the books are amazing, it is a traveling exhibit, will be in Toronto in Mar/April 2020.


  4. August 21, 2018 2:44 am

    haven’t stopped here in a while. as ever always pleasantly surprised with what i see.


  5. Lis permalink
    August 21, 2018 12:16 am

    Love that shawl pin.


    • August 21, 2018 8:23 am

      Hi Lis – great to hear from you. They had some great pin designs, a Celtic knot was tempting but the ginkgo leaf won.


  6. August 20, 2018 4:41 pm

    It was nice to see you at Fibrations…and I shall try and get to the book exhibit, it looks wonderful!


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