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About Us

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, Karen Smith and Lisa Urlacher.

Joan Tailor is a founding member and honorary member for life.


Please feel free contact any of us directly with inquiries,

each artists page has phone numbers/ email addresses as

 contact information.

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