Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Focus on Fibre Arts Association Climate Change Exhibition Edmonton AB

I received wonderful news last week from the FFAA Competition for 2018 - Climate Change.
My piece "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"  won 3 awards - first place in its section, Best of Category for overall Quilt category, and Best of Show!!   This piece was a commentary on the political climate change that is happening in the USA.  A snow dyed piece of fabric by Pat Hardie was hand stitched into flames.  Hand stitched text swirls around the piece - all the inflamed rhetoric, alternative facts, lies, racist, sexist, homophobic comments.......

Here I am with a collaged photo of the piece 

CQA needed a photo of myself with the piece.  Since I didn't attend the exhibition because of time and distance I had to collage it.    So here is a rare photo of me with the prize winning piece.

Wildfires; a Terrible Beauty

My second piece Wildfires:a Terrible Beauty won second place in its specific Felting category and Best of Category for the overall Felting Category.  It is felted with roving and sari silk and hand stitched.

These awards come with ribbons including a rosette from CQA, a place in next year's CQA,  and significant cash awards!    I was so honoured to be chosen from amongst some wonderful fibre artists!  I can't wait to see the catalogue!

The exhibition continues in Edmonton until July 3. Details on the  Focus on Fibre Arts website.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Interesting Times

I have had a busy winter creating, presenting a trunk show of my work to a local Guild and making music.    After a very successful Fibre Fling 7 art show, sale and fundraiser, I am settling in to updating my blog, entering exhibitions and songwriting.  Oh yes, and tax time!! Here are some photos from my recent trunk show at the Richmond Quilters' Guild.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fall Shows

Time for Fall Shows and I have been busy making new art works and jewelry.    Lots of needle felted and hand stitched embroideries, stitching on satin backgrounds, hoop embroideries, embroidered mini hoop necklaces, and new ideas for fabric under glass pendants (adding foiled fabrics for a little glitz:)
Go to Exhibitions section for more details.   Here are a few new pieces.

The Days are Getting Shorter Now

Sunset Reflections Machine Stitched

Floral Hoop

Elephant Bones - needled felted and hand stitched

Fabrics Under Glass pendants

Close Up of needle felted and hand stitched piece

A little mini pendant

And when I am not stitching I am singing with our band 'Local Colour'.   In June we recorded a demo of original songs and we practice every week.    We have lots of fun too!!

In the recording studio

Monday, April 17, 2017

Winter Art and Exhibition Pieces

I have been busy this winter working on lots of embroideries and some new machine and hand stitched pieces (see also last post).
Wildflowers in the Bog - hand stitched embroidery framed to 8 x 10

Pathway to the Beach - tiny 2.5 x 3.5 embroidery

A Riot of Blooms - hand embroidery

Into the Blue - hand embroidery mounted on silk covered gallery canvas 8 x 8"

Gently Down the Stream, - hand embroidery in shadowbox

Since going on Instagram I have noticed the many wonderful modern  hoop embroideries happening around the world.  Many are works of beauty and often protest!!   It doesn't seem to have hit my city yet.    But what fun to embroider and display in the hoop!    So here are a few I have made this winter.  I hope to post some of these on Etsy shortly.



Autumn - 16" x 20" -  exhibited at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte this winter
 This piece is composed of machine stitched strips of fabric, mounted and framed.
Living Colour - 24" x 30" - exhbited at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum for this winter's show 'Colour Unboxed".
Each block of this piece was needle felted then hand embroidered and mounted on black felt on a stretched canvas.

I have also been working on embroidered floral and landscape necklaces and some  'protest' pendants called 'signs from the women's march'.     And of course lots of fabric under glass pendants.....More to come.......

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Work

Here are a few brand new pieces I will be exhibiting at Fibre Fling 6.  My last sunset piece called Red Sky at Night; Sailors' Delight was sold at the Textile Museum show recently and there was a lot of interest in it.   So I am working on a new series of Sunsets, each one a different scene.   This is the first.

 This second piece is called Autumn's Fine Dress - a machine stitched piece.

  I haven't been posting on my blog for awhile ---ever since I got on Instagram - but I will try to keep up.   Both are great spaces.  You can see my work on Instagram at juanitasauvefibreart.

Fibre Fling 6

It's time again for our 6th annual Fibre Fling, a fibre art exhibition and sale by Out of the Box Fibre Artists in partnership with Kitchissippi United Church in Ottawa.  This year's show promises to be a wonderful exhibition of fibre work from Out of the Box members with a special showing of work by  alumni artists.    There will be a sales area of smaller items and a high tea is available on Saturday. 

We have just finished a very successful show at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and members are inspired!

April 7 - 8, 2017
Fibre Fling 6 – Textile Art Show and Sale
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Hours: Friday 10 am-8 pm and Saturday 10 am-5 p.m.
Admission is $5.
High Tea will be available on Saturday for an additional $10. 
Light refreshments are available throughout the show