We will be exhibiting the work of Vancouver Textile Artist Michelle Sirois-Silver during the South Granville Art Walk on June 18th. See www.urbanity.ca/updates
Michelle will be showing two streams of work made up of larger wall pieces that use a hooking technique, and smaller, framed pieces that are made from fabrics that she has developed using surface design techniques.
The hooked pieces are made by pulling fibres through a linen backing. For these pieces Michelle uses wool yarns and fabric remnants. Michelle has recently started to use the snippets of fabrics that are left over from the process used by Vancouver clothing designer Katherine Souci who makes clothing from dyed waste nylon hosiery.
The smaller framed pieces are made up of treasures of hand printed fabrics cut and sewn together, and further developed using surface design techniques and hand and machine stitching. Each is a small delicate landscape that are profoundly engaging.
Michelle was born in the Gaspé and has lived in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver Island and has settled in Vancouver where she has her studio. She is active in the Textile community, exhibiting and instructing. Please see Michelle’s website for more information. www.michellesirois-silver.com/
Michelle will be in the shop on June 18th to discuss her work and demonstrate the processes she uses. You will be welcome to try your hand at hooking and to leaf through her sketch and workbooks.