Monday, May 30, 2011


In June 2011, The Silk Weaving Studio celebrates 25 years on Granville Island.

The entire month of June features Silk & Silver, a show of weavers, knitters and jewellers, with work especially created for this event.

June 2, 2011  6-8pm – Diana Sanderson will be throwing a very special opening to mark the occasion.

The Silk Weaving Studio
1531 Johnston St.
Granville Island
Vancouver, Canada
(on the waterfront next to the Sandbar Restaurant)
;  Email 


Argentum XXV . 25th Anniversary Show at Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island; June 2 - July 14, 2010; Opening reception:  June 2,  6-8 PM. Website

Lesley Richmond (see detail of her work left) and Yvonne Wakabayashi (below) are amongst the artists featured, along with six other artists working in other media/silver.

Friday, May 27, 2011


There are many interesting events on the horizon at FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast.

The Game: Another Take on the Exquisite Corpse can be viewed up until June 12 at FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour (see previous posting)After that, there will be one final opportunity to see it at the Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver – from August 30 to September 5, 2011. Opening Reception: Tues, August 30, 2011, 7-9pm.  This exhibition features work by BC & Yukon Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) and Friends. SAG's website.

The next exhibition at FibreWorks runs from June 18-July 31, 2011: No Floors Required  - Contemporary Hand-hooked Rugs by Rachelle LeBlanc and Michelle Sirois-Silver. Rachelle will be teaching a workshop at FibreWorks too: July 28 - 31, 2011 - The Artistry of Hand Hooked People. Michelle's website. Rachelle's website

Pat Crucil, an art quilter from Sechelt, BC, is being featured in two solo exhibitions in the next few months - a retrospective showing at the Leigh Square Arts Village Gallery from August 2 - 12, 2011, and an exhibition of new work (2010 & 2011) at FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour, from Sept 23 until the end of October. See left for an example of her earlier work. Her website.

Anna Hergert will be teaching a workshop at FibreWorks Studio Gallery from August 8-12, 2011, called Design Inspiration from Living Forms  (five days - check with Yvonne for details - email or 604-883-2380). Anna's website

Her exhibition at FibreWorks Gallery, Sharing Riches of My Soul, runs from Aug 6th - Sept.18th 2011. The opening reception is Aug. 6th; 2 - 4pm. Anna was recently the grand prize winner at the Grand National Quilt Show (see her winning piece at right).

Elin Noble will be teaching a series of three workshops at FibreWorks in August - they are pretty much full but there are a couple of spaces left in Dyeing to Stitch, the third workshop. Email Yvonne for info. Elin's website.