Thursday, September 8, 2016

Anna K

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Jewellery is a great way to express your unique individuality.  
Anna K.’s Jewellery collection has the finest materials with Swarovski crystals, Venetian glass, sterling and Bali solid silver plus Gold filled metals.  These materials are coordinated and suspended to create a bit of dazzle and shimmer.. everything a lady needs in her life.  There is a pair or possibly two beautiful earrings waiting for you.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New dates, same location for 2016!

The Wearable Art Sale {TWAS} will once again be held at the convenient downtown location of Covent Garden Market. The dates re Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4.

Friday, October 30, 2015


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With my fine art background, including textile studies, I use my love of nature

 and fabric for inspiration. Wearable art appeals to my practical side while 

allowing for limitless creativity. The enjoyment I receive from revamping 

memorabilia and recyclables into practicalities is a challenge as fulfilling as 

creating anew. My work is anywhere from practical to zany. Jeanne - Marie

Friday, October 16, 2015

Paddy Kelleher Designs

Patricia Richardson is a Canadian textile artist, born in the Niagara Peninsula. Following studies in fashion design, fabric design, embroidery and millinery at various institutions such as The Academy, Sheridan, Fanshawe and George Brown Colleges and attaining a BA from Western University, she pursued a career as a costume designer. In this field she grew practiced in a wide variety of artistic textile techniques. A few years ago, Patricia turned her hand to millinery and accessories. Using her own patterns and designs, Patricia dyes and paints the fabrics, cuts and manipulates them into shape and combines them with techniques such as embroidery, beading and pleating into unique wearable art pieces. All of Patricia's items are individually hand made in her sunny studio in London, Ontario.

Aroos- Henna Art

Henna Body Art is an ancient art form which dates back over 5,000 years,commonly practiced in India, Pakistan, North Africa, and south East Asia and the Middle East. It is worn traditionally for celebrations and other auspicious occasions such as weddings and other religious festivals. Henna is a wet paste in a cone that is applied to the skin and the person should take care while the application dries for about 15-20 min. It looks a lot like cake- decorating! As it dries, the skin absorbs the henna dye. The paste dries and flakes and then falls off either by itself or when lightlly rubbed off, leaving the henna stain on the skin. Henna takes about 48 hrs. to reach its full colour. It begins as an orange stain then deepens to a reddish colour.
Depending on the size and detail of the design it will take anywhere from 5 min. to a couple of hrs to apply. For best results the paste has to left on untill completely dried, being careful not to smudge it. It's a pleasant. soothing and relaxing experience. Sometimes the skin may feel slightly cool where the paste is applied and this is because the henna draws your surrounding body heat into the paste as it dries. Henna has been safely been used around the world for thousands of years. Allergies are very rare. The Henna Cone which I most commonly use is made in India by a very prominent manufacturer est. in 1880, exporter and supplier of herbal ayervedic cosmetics and herbal henna. I use only natural henna made from natural ingredients in the mixes for pregnant women.

Ellen Mallett,

I am a published knitwear designer. I sell my original knitwear and 

knitting patterns. Inspiration comes from literature, pop culture and 

the world of teens that constantly surrounds me at home and at work.

I am the wardrobe mistress for Original Kids Theatre Company 

and when time  allows am happy to accommodate custom requests. 

Costume requests at the theatre have resulted in some of my most creative designs.

Eva Bardelcik

Yogurt Culture

Yogurt Culture is a fresh new line of accessories and apparel for the vigorous 

at heart. The name represents the culture of yoga, youth, and you living a 

powerful life in the now. Yogurt Culture draws influence from the power of 

positive like minded people drawn together to form global-wide 


such as that of yoga, music, charity, art, fashion, etc. These global 

influences shine through in the chosen materials, textile patterns and 

modern designs that comprise Yogurt Culture’s wide variety of products.  

Yoga Culture was developed by Eva Bardelcik, in 2011, while living abroad in 

Taiwan. The first product ever developed was a stylish yoga mat bag for the 

practical use of transporting a mat to studio, via scooter. Soon, Eva began 

custom designing yoga mat bags for the local yoga community, incorporating 

fabrics and designs from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, as well as from the 

West. Eva Bardelcik studied fashion design at Ryerson University, Toronto,

 and has worked with a variety of designers in Canada, England and 


Anna K

"Jewellery is my latest creative expression. The materials, such as crystals,

 pearls, assorted beads, silver and gold are so beautiful, they inspire me to

create sculptured earrings, colourful bracelets and pendants that glitter. There

is plenty of attention to detail and co-ordination to the patterns and

arrangement of each finished piece. Yet, the joy of it all is in wearing the


TWAS 2015

Anna K
 Some of the artists and booths from the 2014 Show

 Yoghurt Culture

Elan Knits and Jake Died
Wright by Design

Paddy Kelleher Designs

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lifestyles Magazine

Wearable Art – Some Art is Meant to be Worn

Story By Beth Stewart
Wearable ArtThis year, make a resolution to publically express your creative side.
Just as art on the walls of your home or office personalizes your space, wearable art customizes your appearance. It announces to the world you are not a slave to fashion; you are a trendsetter.
Eschew the buying-off-the-rack mentality and stave off the fashion doldrums with hand-made garments, purses, hats, scarves and jewellery.
Patricia Richardson is a Canadian textile artist and the lead organizer of London’s fall Wearable Art Sale which brings together a passel of individual crafters including five listed below.
Richardson studied fashion design, fabric design, embroidery and millinery at various institutions. She pursued a career as a costume designer before narrowing her focus a few years ago to hats and accessories.
Wearable_2Richardson built her creations from the bottom on up. She dyes and paints fabrics and then, working from her own patterns and designs, cuts and manipulates them into shapes. These she embellishes with beading, embroidery and pleating to create unique pieces of wearable art.
Mary Louise White is a woman of many talents. When she applies her considerable skills to the process of making jewellery, something magical happens. Working with glass, White conjures one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings that shimmer and shine.
Jessie Gussack’s Jersey Lovey label was born when the designer wanted something fun to wear. She made her first infinity scarf and soon found everyone wanted one. Gussack works from a range of fabrics to create fluid pieces that add a dash of colour to any ensemble.
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Feeling buggy? Debra Jeffries of Debra’s Divine Designs produces recycled, genuine butterfly and insect wing pendants, earrings and more. Her ethically farmed butterfly and insect specimens are purchased from a licensed supplier. Jeffries also uses a variety of recycled metals in her pieces including sterling silver and copper wire.
Lisa and Pete Wright of Wright by Design are business – as well as life – partners. They channel Peter’s 25 years as a master furrier and Lisa’s fashion and theatrical wardrobe background into the creation of up-cycled fur hats and bags and fur-trimmed clothing.
Jeanne-Marie Urbach, who produces colourful scarves and knit shawls, describes her work as running the gamut from practical to zany. She is inspired by nature and fabric. Says Urbach: “Wearable art appeals to my practical side while allowing for limitless creativity.”
Wearable_5Wandering away from the Wearable Art Sale gang, one finds Colleen Turner and Anne-Marie Chagnon.
Turner, of Part Crow Custom Handmade Jewelry, addresses her own love of shiny things by working with sterling silver, pewter, semi-precious stones, shell and coral, as well as pearls and crystals from all over the world to produce finely crafted jewellery.
pg21 art feature.cdrMontreal-based designer Chagnon’s work can be seen in London at the Framing and Art Centre. Her playful pewter, wood, resin and glass pieces have a decidedly primitive feel. Some are designed to be transformed at the whim of the wearer from necklace to bracelet to earrings – the ultimate tribute to personal expression.
There you have it, eight innovative ways to express yourself in style in 2014 – with a little help from Canadian artisans. Now that’s an easy resolution to keep

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another Blog to Check Out

The Forest City Fashionista has several pictures of Patrons and Artisans from The Wearable Art Show on her blog. Have a look. She has a great eye!