Just like an onion, peeling back the layers…

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Just like an onion, peeling back the layers…

Heartwood Scarflette

Layers of felt and vintage silk ruffles adorn this flexible scarf. Wrap it or wear it loose to show off its beautiful colours.

A Girl and Her Crow Scarflette

Layers of felt and vintage silk adorn this colourful scarflette with a fiery heart depicting a girl and her crow. Have some fun wearing it multiple ways to show off its lovely hues.

light and airy

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light and airy

these wraps are lighter than air, which means they can be worn lots of different ways. While they look delicate, nuno felted piece are sturdy and long wearing.

Moon Mist

A confection of vintage striped silk, sweetened with merino and silk felt. Wear it multiple ways using the handmade chestnut fallen branch pin.

Cotton Candy

Vintage japanese silk spins with 3-D felt bobbles, leaves and details. Wear it multiple ways with the handmade chestnut, fallen branch pin.

Crown Jewels

Layers of vintage silk and sari scraps adorn this jewel toned, nuno felted, cobweb wrap. Use the handmade chestnut pin to wear it multiple ways and each side provides a different look.

Nuno Felted Clothing!

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Nuno Felted Clothing!

I’ve been trying my hand at seamless felting, starting with a giant piece of old flooring underlay, cut into a resist. These pieces are part of my geological series.

Geode Dreams Coat

The base layer of this wrap jacket is a beautiful piece of hand-painted silk, with layers of merino and silk felt. A piece of vintage beaded silk and the geode pin reflect the beautiful sparkle of these amazing natural forms. The jacket can be worn multiple ways, with felt or silk side out.

Sedimentary, my dear…

Nuno felted vest echoes the layers in rock and the beauty of geodes. Wear it multiple ways with the geode pin. It can be worn multiple ways for a completely different look. This piece was my donation for Craft NS’s Aestival.

Oh Bee-have!

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Oh Bee-have!

In prep for the Evergreen Festival, things have been buzzing in the studio….

Bee Mine Silk Wrap: Vintage silk buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Use the needle-felted bee to wear it multiple ways.

Hive Mind Wrap: Vintage Silk Velvet buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Wear it lots of ways with the needle-felted bee pin.
BeeKeeper Wrap: Vintage silk buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Use the pin to wear multiple ways.

Frida freedom

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Back when we could still travel and explore museums freely, I fell in love with a Frida Kahlo painting at the MNBAQ in Quebec City. This amazing painting inspired this shawl which is meant to convey a feeling of connection and unity, at time when we are feeling more disconnected than ever. The wrap’s foundation is a large piece of vintage silk and it is decorated with merino, silk and alpaca nuno felt.

’tis the season… for updates :P

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’tis the season… for updates :P

Seems I prefer the making to the recording! I’ve been very busy with all kinds of new pieces over the Fall and Winter 2019-20 but none have made it to the website yet!

So, here’s a snippet of this years works with more to come. My menagerie continues to grow with lots of dramatic dragons inspired by GOT, seals from looking out the window at Aspotogan (Mi’kmaq for where the seals come in and go out), the ever favourite foxes utilizing colourful vintage men’s plaid scarves.

I’ve also really been enjoying using resists to create seamless pieces, like my one piece “Peas on Earth” cowl with 3D pea pods on vintage acid green silk and “SuperHero” , a reversible cowl with lightening bolt cutouts revealing the neon coloured sari silk underneath.

This season also saw a lot of felt lace, using the amazing self healing properties of wool to create delicate patterns of different shapes and holes.

better late than never??

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better late than never??

so much for my New Year’s resolution of keeping up to date on posting new pieces! I have so many new things to share, will start with just a few more recent pieces. I’ve been having fun experimenting with 3-D bobbles, intentional holes!! and other surface designs. I’ve also been really enjoying using naturally dyed cheesecloth to add strength with the illusion of fragility. As the weather warms, I’m trying to get outside more often to take pictures of the work, sunlight is the best light box 🙂 Stay tuned for more pieces to come… new seal collars (beauty without cruelty!), lighter than air summer shawls and other wearable art goodies.

Whimsy for the 2017 NS Designer Craft Show

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I’m working to bring more whimsy to this year’s show,  (November 17-19 at Cunard Centre, Pier 23). There will be dragons, unicorns, seals and other magical creatures along with cobweb wraps and other whimsical felted delights. It’s been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to meet the folks who will adopt one of these lovely pieces for their own. For more info on the show visit NS Crafts Xmas Show

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