12 February, 2019

Plumage by PaddyK


After years as a textile embellishment artist, I am pursuing a period of simplification. My designs have been edited down to a celebration of the essential. Easily recognizable but not effusive in their description.
I work with genuine leather and natural fibre fabrics to create wearable art pieces that are beautiful as well as useful. My handbag collections are inspired by aspects of life here in Canada, from our native flora and fauna to cultural movements and influences on our society.




Mary MacVoy

Jewellery inspired by the valuable investment of time and skill required by fine craftsmanship, and juxtaposed with bright colour and whimsy, Mary creates wearable miniature Art that celebrates Creativity and Uniqueness. 
Her materials include beads and other jewellery elements that she has handmade, such as micro-embroidered felted wool beads, lampwork glass beads, and her illustrations preserved under resin. 
These elements are used in jewellery pieces like earrings, pendants and bracelets.


04 February, 2019

Mary Louise White

Mary Louise White: 
Jewelry to bring light into your life.


Mary Louise  combines the hand of an artisan with the vision of an artist,
creating miniature works of art that embody beauty, love and joy.
Art to wear and share, and spread a little light.

Ardath Finnbogason-Hill- Ardath Unicreations


As a knitter, fashion designer, writer and painter,Ardath’s art has been evolving over many years as she experimented with fibres, textures, freeform design and colour blending.Her hand knitted garments are fanciful, and like her distinguishing unicorn logo, are mysteriously beautiful, seem to live forever and can be worn to dance on moon beams or for a stylish presence anywhere.

Her art has been influenced by her Icelandic heritage, her family ,her travels, living in creative community ,her many teachers and her own Spiritual journey.

Each wearable art piece created by Ardath tells a story, incorporating textures other than fibres.Each piece is as unique as the wearer and brings a sense of the wearer’s personal style.Each garment has been hand knitted using a blend of natural and synthetic fibres and is meant to embrace the energy of the person it enfolds. 

Her art has been displayed in numerous art shows in Ontario and Manitoba and her art is hung or worn in other countries. One commissioned piece was for the first female President of Iceland and depicted Mother Sea,Fire and Ice.

Ardath believes that we are all born with creative energy and her Feelings and Fibres ,creative process workshops provide a consistent message of empowerment as this creative energy is unlocked, remembered  or re-discovered by participants enrolled in her classes.

Ardath’s watercolour paintings include poetry and fibre and have become popular as reproductions in the form of greeting cards and prints for hanging.

It is a delight to be a part of this Wearable Art Show.








02 February, 2019

Bob Gunther, Wood You Wear


I've spent a long time contemplating what type of artist I am, what my artistic vision is, how my philosophy is embodied by my work. As it turns out, I'm a perfectionist that likes to make beautiful things that you'll treasure.

I begin by looking at a piece of wood, noting its colour and grain, its texture, its uniqueness. I turn it in my hands, watching how the light changes the wood's character and contemplating what function might suit it best - an object of adornment, of decoration, of purpose.

As I begin to fashion the piece I become intimately invested in the process of shaping, refining, sanding, colouring, finishing. Each step requires my full attention. As the piece nears completion, the inherent, natural beauty in the wood becomes readily apparent.

Hand made quality and craftsmanship in regional and exotic woods, cut to size, shaped by hand and machine, sanded, then finished and polished. One-of-a-kind wearable wood art jewelry, accessories and more.  Wearable. Usable. Art.


-- Bob Gunther










Mary Downs, Reunited Designs

I personally design and create every item in the Re/United Designs collection. Each fashion accessory is 100% handmade, up cycled, one-of-a-kind, and lovingly sourced from vintage finds; hence "everything old is new again".
I have always been passionate about making "something new from something old" and the related concepts of reusing and upcycling. Re/United Designs allows me to pursue these ideals and provides me with the perfect creative opportunity that I long for.

I launched my business in May 2014 and work from a studio in my London Ontario home.

And I love what I do every day!




AnnaK

 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 of beautiful earrings waiting just for you!







Lacie George



28 January, 2019

Lyn Tremblay


LYN TREMBLAY JEWELLERY ART
Lyn combines the versatility of polymer clay with her own sense of artistic expression to create works of wearable art. Individual beads, which start as a piece of raw polymer clay in the hands of the artist, undergo a variety of techniques on their way to becoming unique pieces of jewellery.
The clay itself is produced in a variety of colours which can be blended just like paint, but it can also be sculpted, texturized, stamped, molded, drilled, twisted, squished...the possibilities are endless, limited only by the imagination of the artist! The wearer can be assured that every piece of finished work is truly one-of-a-kind.
Lyn has received international recognition for her work through two popular polymer clay blogs ‘Polymer Clay Daily’ & ‘The Daily Polymer Arts Blog’ and has also been recognized  as an ‘Emerging Artist’ in ‘The Polymer Arts’, a magazine focusing on artists who work in the medium.







Adornments by J

Timeless artisanal jewellery featuring intricate, multi-cultural motifs, created with fine silver, sterling silver, gold, bronze and semi-precious stones. 





Ecolam



 Linda Armstrong ( Ecolam) is a full-time fibre artist who works in felt and ecoprint making. Felt making is the oldest and first form of textile production created by rolling and pressing wool fibres with the application of moisture and heat.  Linda’s nuno felted garments incorporate the physical blending of vintage silks with merino dyed wool. Ecoprinting allows for Linda to connect with the world around her and the variables that 'mother nature' brings to the process. Ecoprinted works incorporate natural plant dyes, resulting in patterns, that echo a sense of time and place. Linda uses plants which are garden-grown or foraged locally with an emphasis on native North American plants. Her felted objects of art often include mixed fibres, beads and stone embellishments resulting in surprisingly colourful and textured works. 

Follow Linda @ecolamfibrearts and www.ecolamfibrearts.com