timeless textiles

“Textile art is beautifully inviting and imaginative, with colours and textures that draw you in. Not that long ago, the names of the makers and artisans were frequently lost to history, often because of their class, race, or gender, but today we’re fortunate enough to know the work and legacy of contemporary textile artists. We’re even more fortunate to have such a talented array of these artists right here in the Thunder Bay area. In this issue of The Walleye, we celebrate our area’s many forms of textile art—cool, classic, and everything in between!”

– Bonnie Schiedel


Interactive digital edition


“Art and crafts made from various
fabrics and other natural and
artificial textiles and materials
have been around since humans
started working with them. Today’s
contemporary art world is rife with
artists creating amazing works, whether
using traditional methods that date
back hundreds or thousands of years,
or working with newer art forms and
reimagining those traditions.
Our cover story this October
focuses on the undeniable talent in
the Thunder Bay area, as we feature
13 local artists who work in media
as diverse as embroidery, quilting,
leatherwork, weaving, beadwork, and
many others. Speaking of beading, in
our cover story, Nancy Saunders gets
a closer look at an impressive new
exhibit coming to the Thunder Bay
Art Gallery starting this month, and
we learn more about the venerable
Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners
Guild, who have been active in the
community for decades.”


-Matt Prokopchuk





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