Editorial Regarding Nothing

This issue of fibreQUARTERLY is dedicated to Jean Johnson who passed away on May 29th 2014 at the age of 90. As the Coordinator of the Craft Studio at the Harbourfront Centre from 1979 to 1991, she guided a generation of Canadian Craftspeople through the transition of student to professional. But that is not all she did. As an artist herself as, advocate for contemporary crafts in Canada she was at the heart of Canadian Cultural life. She was a friend to many and as such is irreplaceable. RIP


 

 

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 detail of Susan Taber Avila's "Garden Wall" laser cut textiles, thread, free motion embroidery

 

Nothing ever seems to be completed when it ends and you just have to put it out there and see where it lands. This issue of fQ was intended to be larger and out sooner but things did not quite work out that way.  So with out further delay or apologies here is the next issue of fibreQUARTERLY.

Inside you fill find three makers having just finished school; Mariya Tsehtik from NSCAD, Hillary Dube from Sheridan and Carly Hulse from Capilano They are taking the time to present there work to you while preparing for the next step in their journey.

You will find Line Dufour article on artist Erin Lewis, which is re-printed here after being written for the Fibre Focus the member’s only magazine from the Ontario Handweavers Guild, my review of Susan Taber Avila: A Natural Phenomenon at Art-image et espace Odyssée in  Gatineau as part of Triennale du Internationale des Arts Textiles Outaouais 2013.

On the Back Page you will find the first part of my look at how textiles as subject matter of medium are looked at in reviews. I ponder the question if outlet (the New York Times, Surface Design from the SDA or some ones personal Blog) outweighs knowledge of textile techniques and history. What is considered valid?

 

get a coffeeyour favourite e-reading platform and enjoy and let me know what you think?  

appliqué coffee cup Joe Lewis 2000