Sunrise and Sunset

I finished this piece this morning..finally. It has been sitting in bits for a little while. It was actually two parts but I have decided to join them together to form one. It reminds me of sunsets and sunrises and … Continue reading

Wow, these are truly amazing!

Canadian Art Junkie

Amanda McCavour’s thread drawings are created on a sewing machine,  sewn into a fabric that then dissolves in water,  leaving just thread.  The intricate, detailed textile work flows from her interest in “the vulnerability of thread,  its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.” (Above, detail from Living Room)

During an artist-in-residence program in Dawson City, Yukon,  McCavour  replicated this turn of the century steam pump, left at the side of one of the gold rush city’s main streets.

Installation view,  from exhibition at Lonsdale Gallery

-From Fibre Quarterly

-Untitled figure, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

This piece is based on my old living room in my old apartment. I recreated many of the objects that existed in that space, chairs, side tables and other nick nacks out of thread and hung them from the ceiling so that they were layered on top of one another, mimicking…

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Cityscape Textile

I am using upcycled upholstery sample books to experiment with new techniques at the moment. This is building up to creating a major work for a competition in a couple of months. The fabric that I have purchased for it … Continue reading

Upcycled Textile Art Number Two

This is the second piece made from an upcycled upholstery sample book. I have been wanting to try quilting in concentric circles so I thought this one would be a good one to experiment on. I think they turned out … Continue reading

Upcycled Rainbow Textile

I’ve been quiet again lately, I’ve been a bit sick so I think I’ve just been hibernating for a while. I have been busy making some more bits and bobs however. Today’s effort was to finally use one of the … Continue reading

Seurat inspired Textile Art

I have been interested in the work of Seurat lately. I particularly like how the paintings are made up of a series of dots and wanted to try to replicate this in textiles. I therefore cut up lots of  fabric … Continue reading

Stiched textile bowls

I made another little bowl last week. This time I stitched some shiny seed beads to the top to add some sparkle. I also made in in a more organised way, instead of random stitching I created small organic circles … Continue reading

Textile Art: It’s a grey, grey Day

This is my newest offering. Made with many,many strips of upcycled denim, a touch of lace and chiffon and a smidgin of cotton.           It was going to be a blue day, but then it seemed … Continue reading

Oranges and Lemons: Fun with spraying and stamping

A few days ago, my two youngest sons were both out having fun with friends, leaving me and my big boy at home alone. We decided to have some fun with spraying and stamping!. I collected a bunch of white … Continue reading