Lisa Horvath is a textile artist who maintains her Carmine Studio blog, and we are featuring her this month. I asked Lisa a couple of questions about herself and what she does. Lisa is recent graduate of the two year Textile Arts Diploma program at Capilano University.
Q: What is your favourite textile technique and why?
A: My favorite textile technique is hand spinning yarn because I can create any color and style of yarn I want for all my projects, even though I just end up keeping the yarn for how it looks instead of using it.
Q: How do you design the yarns you make?
A: I usually just go with my intuition. I am currently working on a line of naturally dyed yarn with a larger quantity of yardage.
Q: Do you have any upcoming shows or events?
A: I have two upcoming events. The first one is "Sheep to Shawl" on May 22, 2010 at the Surrey Museum. It's a competition between local weaving and spinning guilds to make a shawl from scratch with in 4 hours. The second event is the "Maplewood Farm Sheep Day" in North Vancouver on May 30th, 2010. It's a day full of sheep sheering, herding and other cuddly animals. A few girls from the Textile Arts program at Capilano will be there with a table showing visitors how sheep fleece can be used after it has been taken from the sheep.