Fibres & Beyond is a women’s art textile co-operative
based on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The
accomplished group of twelve was founded in 2002 as a
way to support and challenge these artists working with
surface design, fibre, fabric and mixed media. The work
created by this co-operative ranges in dimension, varying
in scale from tiny soft sculpture to large wall pieces.
The makers of this eclectic and colourful work paint, sew,
embroider, hook, dye, felt, wrap and stretch all fibres.
From wool, silk & cotton, to seaweed, recycled garments
& found items – all is put to use in their whimsical,
functional, or decorative art.
The members are also known as "The Lilies", a nickname given due to their annual spring show "Consider the Lilies.
Our members consist of:
Joan Tailor, Elizabeth Tanner, Irm Houle,
Isabel Tipton, Linda Danielson, Mary Wolfe,
Phyllis Lysionek, Judy Seeley, Linnaea Saleem,
Dana Sitar, Janet Harper, Lisa Urlacher, Karen Smith
and Anne Richmond
Joan Tailor is a founding member and honorary member for life.
Please feel free contact any of us directly with your inquiries,
each artists page has phone numbers and or email addresses