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Window Gallery Exhibit

Our current window is featuring a wonderful artistic collaboration between Cathy Joyce and Sophia SoHyun Kim - showcasing ceramics and textiles together.

Cathy’s woven and knitted pieces were created in response to Sophia’s work that is inspired by birch and tree bark - a stunning combination of two mediums.
On display from mid-May until the end of June, 2022, this exhibit is the first of a three part series. Coming next are collaborations between Anik Choiniere and Kathleen Tennock, followed by Diana Sanderson and Karen Bagayawa.
Artistic Collaboration

In 2013, a similar collaboration took place at the studio with the exhibit Collections. Textile artists from the studio paired up with artists working in other medium, such as pottery, leather, wood and metal.

The idea behind the show was to create artistic displays by combining handwoven pieces with imaginative display vehicles.

Featured below: the pairing work of Dawn Russell & Peter Kiss (left) and Jo Skinner & Jan Smith (right).

 

We could not reminisce about 2013 without highlighting the visits of two great textile artists who joined us from Japan to exhibit at the studio that year.

Multi-talented Bryan Whitehead - a Lower Mainland native who moved to Japan 30 years ago - came to pay us a visit and present "Makimono - Things That Wrap".

Bryan also taught 3 workshops at Maiwa that year on Japanese Indigo and silk. His breadth of knowledge on the subjects is extensive and his stories most fascinating.

Find out more about Bryan's current work at Japanese Textile Workshops.

Our second exhibit showcased the contemporary works of Hiroshi Saito, who creates painterly textiles with stunning colours and drape.
Hiroshi introduced us to the beautiful Japanese wool broadcloth that became a staple in Diana's garments making. This Japanese fabric is available for other textile artists to purchase from Sanjo Silk.
Sanjo Silk - Fine Yarn Merchants

Through our sister company, we have access to an amazing range of silks and silk blends that we often use in our works.

The unlikely combination of silk and stainless steel, which has memory, gives the opportunity to add a sculptural aspect to this fine collar.

On the other end of the spectrum, colourful recycled sari yarn provides bold texture in this scarf.

See more yarns at Sanjo Silk or join their mailing list for the monthly sale.

Online Studio Collection

Our current online collection was chosen to reflect our window exhibit featuring the works of Cathy Joyce and Sophia SoHyun Kim. Our selection shares the same natural and gentle feel. See the complete selection online and in-store.
Did You Know ... that the history of Bombyx Mori - mulberry silk - begins in ancient China 5,000 to 7,000 years ago.
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