Happy Tuesday everyone! Join me this week on Canadian Quilt Talk for my 72nd episode as I interview fibre artist Jaynie Himsl. We'll talk about surrounding yourself with incredible mentors and touch on the topic of deciding what you want to do and then asking for it! Jayne put her dreams out there and now she's mounting her first little solo fibre art show. As a member of the Fibre Art Network she has been encouraged, motivated and inspired by an incredible group of fine artists. She's gone from being struck by the notion that she could use her skill for sewing to create fine art when she saw her first fibre art show all the way to mounting her first solo exhibition.
|Jaynie Himsl - Fibre Artist|
Working with fabric has been a part of Jaynie’s life since childhood. Constructing clothes and home furnishings was her main focus for many years. When she discovered the possibility of using her sewing skills to make art, a new passion took possession of her. With guidance and practice her exploration of fibre arts has taken new directions.
Here's the list of exciting events Jaynie is involved with if you happen to be driving through Saskatchewan this summer:
- ABSTRACTED by the Fibre Art Network (FAN) www.fibreartnetwork.com
- ALL BEINGS CONFLUENCE compiled by Martha Cole www.allbeingsconfluence.wordpress.com
- JOIN THE THREAD 12 x 12 fine art by SK fibre artists
- Jaynie Himsl SOLO SHOW at the Weyburn Credit Union Gallery
- Weyburn Art Walk - summer celebration of fibre art
The summer will conclude with a workshop by renowned fibre artist Martha Cole in a collaboration to make more flowing art panels to join the ALL BEINGS CONFLUENCE show August 24 - 30th. You can find this entire list of events and more info at www.jayniehimsl.ca
If you are a fibre artist, whether you've just recently fallen head over heels for it, or you've been immersed in it for years, the Fibre Art Network is a group you really need to check out. This is a group of Western Canada fibre artists with goals of mentorship, learning, exploring textile creativity and the exhibition of fibre art. Check out their website today.
And now for the winner of this week's Quilter’s Corner - LIZ CHILDERS! Liz submitted an adorable story about her grand daughter and how kids say the darnedest things. Congrats Liz, you've won a fat quarter bundle brought to you by..
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|Join me and Cathy Miller on the Aloha Quilt Cruise!|
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