For the first time in 30 years the Textile Society of America Symposium is occurring on the west coast, right here in Vancouver from September 19-23, 2018.
To show how dynamic our textile community is the Silk Weaving Studio developed a self guided walking tour highlighting 24 locations on Granville Island that will display the full range of creative textiles being made in our backyard. Many pieces have been produced to pair thematically with the businesses and studios hosting them. Featured artists include Eszter Burghardt, Bettina Matzhukn, Jessica Dehaas, Catherine Nicholls, Karen Bagayawa, Janna Maria Vallee, Laura Meyers, Morija Reeb, Joan Carrigan, Sharmini Wirasekara, Brenda Crabtree, Barbara Heller, Sophena Kwon, Stephanie Ostler, Lesley Richmond, Sola Fiedler, Amanda Wood, Yvonne Wakabayashi, Kaarina Talvila and Katrin Aason.
The Textile Walking Tour occurs Sept 17-30, 2018
The Textile Society of America acknowledges the generous support of CMHC through their Activation Grants and Initiatives
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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