It is with deep sorrow and heartfelt loss we announce
the death of our dear friend Gail. Gail passed away on April 2nd 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Recently dying wool fibre and making felt which I turn into jackets has become a new interest for me. I have also explored the Alabama Chanin technique of stenciling and hand stitching then cutting out the design. Layering and collaging thin cotton fabric and stitching then cutting to create faux chenille is a new technique I am exploring. Surface design is an area of fibre art I am interested in exploring using paint, dye, collage, hand stitching or anything that grabs my attention. Our group challenges the past few years have afforded me the opportunity to experiment with these techniques. Not always a fan of challenges I have been pleased with the results of my experiments.
As a member of Fibres & Beyond I have participated in Consider the Lilies Shows in St. Mary's Anglican church in Metchosin as well as attending Filberg Festival as guest artists in 2005.
A life-long sewer I have studied tailoring at Olds College and art history at the University of Edmonton. My present work combines my interests in clothing construction and my love of art.