A World of Colours

In November, we launched our first newsletter to share with you the uniqueness of the studio. In this issue, we keep up with our explorations while looking at the 90's and colours. It was in 1986 that Diana Sanderson opened her studio on Granville Island. What did it look like, you wonder? It was already full of colours.
“From the first dye class at Handcraft House Textile School in the 1970's, I was fascinated with the transformation of fibre and yarns, whether it be natural or synthetic dyes. The depth and vibrancy of colour on silk were what drew me to this amazing fibre and I've never turned back. Once I became comfortable with dyeing silk, an endless world of possibilities opened up as to what colour combinations I could achieve.”  Diana, November 2021
Over the years, Diana has generously offered opportunities and welcomed contributions. In the '90s, students from Capilano College came for six weeks practicums, while others (Eve Kriss, Kassie Ruth, Jane MacKenzie, and Merilee Shaw to name a few) worked along side her. The change of the studio name from "Diana Sanderson Studio" to "Diana Sanderson and Associates" was done to reflect their contributions. To this day, the Silk Weaving Studio remains a world of colours and a place of collaborations.

From Past to Present

Our current collaboration with Serenity West continues until early January. We have new pieces on display. Come and visit our stores for a closer look.

Sale on Ponchos

20% off on our Knit Silk Ponchos until early January. Available in a multitude of colours. One size fits all, these ponchos are truly versatile.

They will drape your shoulders on the bias comfortably, add a touch of warmth as a single layer, and easily turn into a scarf. Moreover, they pack small and travel well. Ponchos are definitely in style and versatile.

Hand Knit Ponchos

The latest addition to our poncho series is also on sale until January.

Knitted by hand, the "Catherine" has a structure that is more opened than our Knit Silk Ponchos.  We currently have it in several colours.

The "Catherine" is also available as a Sanjo knitting kit. You will find them both at the studio.

Online Collection

Our current online collection was curated by Kim McKenna, who is also driven by colour.

Kim offers spinning workshops and lectures on the arts of spinning and dyeing at Claddagh Fibre Arts.

Her colourful selection includes the work of Cathy Joyce, Ed Pretty, Terry Sasaki, and the Silk Weaving Studio. Find it online or at the studio. 

CHI's creations - designer jewelry & objets d'art

In this newsletter, we are featuring the jewelry of another talented local artist, Chi Cheng Lee. Chi draws her inspiration from the natural coastal wonders that surrounds her studio on the Vancouver's North Shore. Her creations also reflect a lifetime of cross-cultural experience and exposure to different design languages.  A wide variety of Chi's jewelry is currently available at the studio.

Ed Pretty - Wood Artist

Years ago, an artistic collaboration between Diana Sanderson and Ed Pretty sparked the creation of these pin sets for the studio. Ed turns the rings and pins from fiddleback maple before dyeing them to complement our weaving. In stock: blue, green, red and undyed. Check out Ed's website for a wealth of information.
Dyed maple burl from Ed's "Zen Candles" series
Gift Cards Online Purchase
Did You Know ... that a silkworm will take approximately two days to spin its cocoon - building layer after layer in a figure eight motion.
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