SLOW FASHION FRIDAY

SLOW FASHION FRIDAY

January 15, 2021
As a clothing designer who produces garments locally, and in small batches, I consider myself to be an adherent of slow fashion. I've also spent a number of years travelling encountering artisans and other practitioners of slow fashion in Europe, Asia and Africa.
2021 Colours of the Year

2021 Colours of the Year

January 04, 2021
I've never been one to follow trends, however it's always interesting knowing what's out there and what informs a lot of design trends in the world. Have a look at some of the decision-making behind the Pantone colours for 2021.
'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

December 29, 2020
This amazing 4-day workshop was with master dyer Charlotte Kwon from Maiwa Handprints in Vancouver. An in-depth study and preparation of many different kinds of fabrics.
Memory Lane - SALON METIERS D'ARTS 2019 - Montreal

Memory Lane - SALON METIERS D'ARTS 2019 - Montreal

December 16, 2020
Pleasant memories of a year ago in Montreal, attending Salon Metier Des Arts 2019.
Connected to Colour: Orange

Connected to Colour: Orange

November 15, 2020

Nature is a refuge where we connect with our essence and open our senses, seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling more vibrantly. And we revel in the stunning colours of nature - greens, yellows, blues, reds, pinks, and, yes, the colour orange.

The Magic of Indigo

The Magic of Indigo

September 27, 2020
For anyone who has had the pleasure of dyeing with indigo there is a beauty and magic to this natural dye, derived from the indigo plant. If you work with indigo, you don't just dye with it, you have a relationship with it. 
PERSEVERANCE

PERSEVERANCE

September 07, 2020

"Perseverance" is the name of the piece I submitted to the exhibition From Scratch at the Saskatchewan Craft Council, which runs from August 3 to November 6, 2020. 

Be sure to drop by and see it in person if you can. Open Monday - Saturday,  10:00 - 5:00 PM.

 

Yay for Rhubarb!

Yay for Rhubarb!

July 19, 2020
I was delighted when I was recently given a bundle of locally-grown rhubarb by a friend. I remember how much I love it and I have fond memories of Mum making rhubarb custard squares. 
My Beautiful Studio

My Beautiful Studio

July 06, 2020
I've been grateful for my beautiful studio space, especially during COVID-19 where I can work uninterrupted in the sun-filled space with its high ceilings.
Ode to a Friend

Ode to a Friend

April 18, 2020
Frank was the "Mr. Rogers" of the neighbourhood. And the neighbourhood was the world of everyone who knew him. You always felt when you were in his presence, that you "mattered". 
How to Take Your Measurements

How to Take Your Measurements

April 13, 2020
It's important to take accurate measurements when ordering online to make sure you get a good fit. Here's how.
A Message for Our Time: Keep Calm and Carry On

A Message for Our Time: Keep Calm and Carry On

March 15, 2020

We've all become familiar with the "Keep Calm" slogan in whatever iteration it has taken over the years. The touching story of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster's origin is told through this short video.