Incredible textile art from quilting to weaving and more…Whether you’re looking for art to wear or art to showcase in your unique space we know you’ll find something that you’re going to love!
Chat with our textile artists and get wrapped up in all our wonderful studio tour weekend has to offer. To help you find your way to this year’s textile artists we thought we’d suggest a loop that you could follow…
Exploring Textile Art
Pattern, colour, structure and the way we see motivates my work which encompasses traditional quilts and various textile based constructions.
My weaving style is greatly influenced by Anita Luvera Mayer, enjoying the weaving process as well as embellishing each garment. I look to nature for colour inspiration whether it be land, water or sky. All this can happen thru my kitchen window on the Black River or out paddling on the various lakes and rivers in Ontario. I am passionate about the art of weaving. Weaving has taught me patience. I love to hand dye cottons, always in awe of the finished product.
I work on traditional, wooden, foot-powered floor looms using primarily natural fibres (cotton, silk, linen, hemp, mohair, etc) and locally sourced Ontario wool. My work has been shown in galleries in Canada and the U.S. and is available at the Textile Museum of Canada’s gift shop.
I like to work with fabric and colour to create quilts and quilted objects that “speak to me” and hopefully to others too.
Darlene Bolahood and Charles Sylge, collectively known as the ‘Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers’ are celebrating their ninth year in the production and promotion of their unique one of kind Kid Mohair Throws. Expanding their line over the past few years into hand woven and hand knit mohair accessories. Dar, currently full time professor for the ‘Visual & Creative Arts Diploma’ at Haliburton School of the Arts, Fleming College, began weaving in college.
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Wrap Yourself Up in ART in September!