28 February, 2019
12 February, 2019
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.
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 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.
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
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!