Bill is an energetic and passionate quilt-maker, motivated to create work that changes the way folks view the world.His work pushes limits, challenges tradition, redefines quilt-making, and explores alternate materials and techniques.He is a storyteller and quilts are his medium. While the experiences and issues addressed in his work are his own, viewers react to them on both a general and a personal level. His goal is for viewers to think, react, have conversations; that they’ll see his work as true and honest; something that matters; something that will make a difference.

I sell handmade Scottish kilts and many other costumes used for highland dancing. 

Christianna Ferguson Christianna Ferguson is a textile artist and educator with a full time studio practice in Lakefield Ontario. Working primarily making handmade felt, her work is recognizable for it’s colourful multi-layered surface design and ranges from wearables and accessories to conceptual work. Making textiles with this simple yet versatile material allows her to play with colour, texture, pattern, form and surface design in an infinite number of ways. Christianna’s passion for felt began during a year abroad in Western Australia where she joined a Felting Guild in 2012. She is the ...

Colleen has spent years developing and improving her fibre skills. She is a weaver, spinner, dyer, stitcher and is now focused on botanical printing and both wet and needle felting. Functionality is important and the use of natural dyes and fibres coincide with her belief in being kind to our threatened ecosystem.She has studied locally and abroad: Scandinavia, England, New Zealand, Thailand and France. Membership in many professional guilds and organizations keeps her in touch with the latest trends. Currently Colleen belongs to Felt-Feutre in Canada, International Fibre Association of ...

I am an emerging textile artist who is exploring the use of textiles as a tool to create community and viewer engagement. Recent work has included creation ofan interactive installation consisting of 24 appliqued, embroidered, and beaded flower images adapted from a traditional quilting block format and based on Victorian and Japanese hanakotoba floral coding systems presented in the form of eight flower language puzzles for viewers to solve. In addition creating fine craft that can serve as a game and educational tool my practice also involves the incorporation of feminist themes. I have ...

Dana has a master’s degree in architecture. She worked in Prague and Toronto architectural firms before switching to textile art. In 1978, Dana established and ran the company Artacious, designing and painting textile art wall pieces, silk fabrics and artwear. Since moving from Toronto to Canmore in 1997, Dana has become involved in the Alberta art community and is now a full-time studio artist, working in mixed media, acrylics and textiles. Dana won many awards for her art locally, nationally and internationally; one of the local awards was the textile art competition for Canmore Art Trust ...

My spirit name isEastern Turtle Woman of the Marten Clan. My ancestors come from Serpent River First Nation on the north shore of Georgian Bay. I still make my home along Georgian Bay, on the south shore in Midland, Ontario. My given name is Elizabeth Cascagnette. My home is my studio where am I am inspired throughout the seasons because of my view of Midland Harbour. I work with natural fibres and each ball of yarn is destined to become a finished product based on the texture and colour that speaks to me as to what it will become. Everything I sew is inspired by indigenous-patterned fabric I ...

Emerance Baker is an Upper Cayuga/Hungarian textiles based craftsperson who lives in a little log cabin in the country beside Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas, Ontario. Emerance loves all things textiles and slow craft but focuses her studio work on custom garment making, bag design, surface pattern design, textile printing, and textile dying. Given her concern for the environment she prioritizes zero waste and sustainable craft in her studio practices. She's a retired educator and researcher who loves to teach in her studio and continues to learn as much as she can about textile craft. 

Helen Liene Dreifelds is an emerging visual artist working in sculpture and installation informed bytextile thinking. Through structured improvisation, her work investigates transformation throughthemes of affect, translation, hybrid folklore, and duration. Speaking Through Flowers: CulturalMistranslations and Material Entanglements is the working title of her most recent artistic researchdriven by the questions: How do change processes occur? What enables shifts in knowledge? Howcould mistranslations and entanglements reveal aspects of the past, present, and possible future(s)? Shared studio ...

Jill Priceis a Canadian artist grateful to be living on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Anishinaabeg peoples in Barrie, Ontario. Working at the intersections of craft, drawing, performance and environmental activism, Price achieved her BFA and B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario and received SSHRC research fellowships for her OCADU MFA thesisLand as Archive: A Collection of Seen & Unseen Shadows. Also receiving a SSHRC research fellowship for a research-creation PhD at Queen’s University, Price’s thesis From Unsettling to Unmaking investigate how unmaking can be a ...

Note: current listing in the Citizes of Craft Directory is fine. Image descriptions for the attached files:1. imbibe like roots - eastern redbud pods, hydrangea blossoms, linden and euonymous leaves; hemp and paper threads 2.  imbibe like roots (detail)3. wild iris - iris fronds, woven hemp and paper threads4. wild iris (detail)

My objective is a cross over of fine art and craft, using painting's forms at times to display craft's forms.This mixture allows me to explore both areas.The first image is called "Garden Patch" #1, one of a series of four showing a narrative of the growth of a plant to the form of a textile. It is made of clothes line cording, the series is on my website in the gallery called "Concepts and Other Musings."The second image is a sculptural form, made from children's stuffed animals taken apart and restitched together to form what I have titled as "Soft Picasso" because of the eyes that look at ...

I combine knits, sheer, faux fur and selected upscaled fabric to create soft wearable art. Originally trained in multimedia design, I formerly created commissioned digital art collage while working in digital content. Currently I use fabric collage as a form of self-expression while focusing on colour and texture.

Inspiration Vintage is the result of my passion for things from the past. I love to create vintage inspired undergarments and accessories. My pieces are sassy, comfy and lovingly handmade using cotton and bamboo fibres in sizes XS-2X.

Sharlene Young-Bolen has a focus on historic knitting pattern research and reproductions. She is a knitting hobbyist with an interest in needlework history & a love of natural fibres  and just completed the production of her second knitting kit, the Wheeler Mitts Knitting Kit. The kit is inspired by a pair of knitted gloves from 1870 held in the textile collection of the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. Sharlene enjoys working with natural fibres and using vintage textiles and patterns as sources of inspiration.

Fiber Fine Artist. Felting technique and Mixed Media

Bio Valerie Carew(Toronto, Ontario) is an interdisciplinary artist who exploreshuman/land relationships through performance, body based sculpture, installation,painting and fibre craft practice. Immersive role-play and biomimicry are combined withsculpture and textile craft to express experiences with land and identity. Valerie'ssculptural works are designed for interplay and physical contact with the human body.She incorporates nostalgia, myth-making and material transformation to imagine newfutures defined by a greater connection to the wild. StatementEngagement with land is a big ...

Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby is a multidisciplinary textile artist from Oro-Medonte, justoff LakeSImcoe. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and is of African Caribbean heritage. Yvette-Michelle has worked as an accessories designer, textile artist, creative instructor, and creative business development consultant for over 20 years. She expresses herself through a variety of traditional crafts and photography. Yvette-Michelle's current work is an exploration in taking traditional artforms and finding new applications. It is also a look into sustainable crafting. www.craftedspace.com ...