Time to Consider the Lilies IX

Unique show features fibre art

ust a surely as the fawn lilies bloom in the spring, the members of Fibres & Beyond gather to show and sell their latest fibre art.

Consider the Lilies IX will open Saturday, April 9 and run every day through April 17, 10 to 4:30  p.m. weekdays and 12 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday April 17.

Show venue: Old St Mary’s church, 4354 Metchosin Road in the Metchosin village centre.

Eleven textile artists will show a wide range of work from wearables to wall pieces; woven, collaged, felted, stitched and embellished, and above all unique.

2011 marks our 10th year as a group. Over the years we have lost four members due to moves, ill health and following different paths but we have added three new members. This year Phyllis Lysionek of Sooke and Joy Garnett from Victoria will be joining us. Phyllis creates garments, purses and wall pieces that are fresh and spirited. Joy uses nuno felt and needle felting techniques with flare.

The other artists in the group are: from Sooke, Linda Danielson, doll maker; Gail Erickson, pieced and appliqued woollen garments and cushions; Mary Holland, pieced cottons, collaged threads, and knitting; Elizabeth Tanner, weaving, crazy quilted cards and wall pieces, watercolours on cotton; Joan Taylor, thread painting. From Metchosin, Isabel Tipton, photo transfer on cotton, bricollage.

From Victoria, Irm Houle, silk painting; Judy Seeley, faux chenille garments and wall pieces with photo transfer and stitching; Jessie Taylor Dodd, pieced and stitched and bricollage.

Each person’s work is unique and distinctly their own, however we ‘borrow’ elements of technique from the others in the group and are inspired to grow artistically by our association with one another. At one recent meeting everyone said that without the group they would be in a very different space artistically speaking—we tend to push ourselves and each other far more than we would as individuals.

Do come and see the inspirational work of Fibres & Beyond. Works range in price from very reasonable on up and there should be something for every taste.

A bonus to your visit is always the churchyard awash with wildflowers.

 

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