Sunday, 26 August 2012


What an amazing summer this has been!

The Beginning: Teaching at the CQA conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
What an inspiring conference!

My workshops were located at the new NSCAD portland campus with a fantastic view of the harbour.

View of Halifax harbour from the floor to ceiling windows in my workshops

After the conference I visited Laurie Swim in her studio/gallery in Lunenburg, attended a very tasty pot luck dinner and meeting at the Quilt Guild in Mahone Bay, and had great adventures with my friend Jane, who lives near Shelburne and LOVES colour.

Laurie Swim at her studio
Link to Laurie Swim:


Later in June I visited friends and relatives in Sweden, where I spent midsummer and got to once again experience the amazing Swedish white nights! 

Midsummer at Annica and Bjorn's house in Mortebo.

Anja celebrating Canada Day in Mortebo, Sweden.

The archipelago of St. Anna, Sweden
Niki de Saint Phalle sculptures in front of the Moderna Museet

My cousin Annica and I had a wonderful time on our trip to Prague in the Czech Republic.  

Annica had been there 30 years earlier and she really noticed the differences: the affluence, the brightly coloured buildings, not to mention the Bohemian Food and Beer, which we thoroughly enjoyed!

Prague Castle

Hidden archway at Prague Castle.
Prague: restored artwork on building.
After a lot of searching we found some traditional Czech indigo fabrics.

Back in Canada: I taught my Irresistible Resists workshop in Haliburton.

Student work

Took a workshop with Suzie Dwor, also in Haliburton. It was a nice change to be a student instead of teacher!

My desk in Suzie's workshop

With my Colour Vie pigments I took part in The Hastings Fibre Festival, where there were also displays of spinners, weavers, knitters and quilters as well as some very cute alpaccas. Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa organized an exhibition of Moolas: Art of the Kuna women. Her presentation was magnificent. 
Last week I visited Pam Woodward at her new place in Owen Sound, Ontario. And of course there was indigo dyeing happening in the garden!

Unveiling a stitch resisted table cloth in Pam's garden

And summer is not even over!