News

CHARIS BIRCHALL EXPLORES SURFACE DESIGN WITH LOTTA JANSDOTTER

CHARIS BIRCHALL EXPLORES SURFACE DESIGN WITH LOTTA JANSDOTTER

I attended Lotta Jansdotter’s workshop this past February in San Francisco. Lotta is a Swedish textile artist that I have followed for many years a...
PRINTING FOR FOGO ISLAND SHOP

PRINTING FOR FOGO ISLAND SHOP

This past April the 25th my day started as it always does, in the kitchen. Coffee, make breakfast and lunches then herd my daughter through the ho...
TIP: CHECKING YOUR PATTERN REPEAT

TIP: CHECKING YOUR PATTERN REPEAT

Before putting your finished image onto the screen it’s good practice to check that the artwork repeats both horizontally and vertically. This also...
ICELANDIC TEXTILE VENTURES WITH CAROLINE FORDE

ICELANDIC TEXTILE VENTURES WITH CAROLINE FORDE

I spent the month of October living in a small Icelandic coastal town named Blönduós, home to eight-hundred people who farm sheep, fish and run the...
INSPIRED BY THE MEMPHIS GROUP

INSPIRED BY THE MEMPHIS GROUP

  ‘Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the '80s that has revolutionized the creative and commercial logic of the design world. Created on ...
INSPIRATION, COSTUME AND ICELAND WITH CAROLINE FORDE

INSPIRATION, COSTUME AND ICELAND WITH CAROLINE FORDE

Q: Were you a creative person growing up?  Would you say you were naturally drawn to it or inspired by someone?  A: Growing up my mom always plann...
INSPIRED BY PATTERN, PEOPLE AND TRADITION.

INSPIRED BY PATTERN, PEOPLE AND TRADITION.

The largest reason for moving my studio to CSpace King Edward was to reach out to the public.   I had forgotten how rewarding it is to connect with...
NEW THIS FALL - OUR NEW ORI SERIES

NEW THIS FALL - OUR NEW ORI SERIES

I find silkscreen printing to be a very rewarding process.  I love getting my hands dirty, mixing colour and the physical printing process. It is...
WHAT IS IMPROV - QUILTING, THAT IS! GUEST POST BY CHERYL ARKISON

WHAT IS IMPROV - QUILTING, THAT IS! GUEST POST BY CHERYL ARKISON

About Improv Curves... This is a focused workshop on improvisational curves. A lot of people are scared off my curves – precise or improvised – bu...
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ECO PRINTING!  GUEST POST BY CAROLINE FORDE

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ECO PRINTING! GUEST POST BY CAROLINE FORDE

I came across eco printing while studying Textile Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. This natural printing technique has taken the te...
SASHIKO STITCHING WITH ARTIST JOLIE BIRD

SASHIKO STITCHING WITH ARTIST JOLIE BIRD

Our summer workshop series starts next week!  We’ll be offering the Surface Design Discovery Series over two weeks and I’m excited to be adding a c...
SURFACE DESIGNED AND THE ART OF NATURAL DYEING

SURFACE DESIGNED AND THE ART OF NATURAL DYEING

Over the spring we ran a series of workshops introducing surface design through a variety of techniques from screen, block and eco printing to na...