Artist in Residence
As a result of the downturn in the commercial salmon fishing industry in British Columbia where I worked fishing offshore on my own boat for 20 years, I took my love of the ocean, skies and nature and invested it into a series of courses and workshops on weaving, spinning and the husbandry of angora rabbits to use as fiber producers for my new focus.
This switchover began in 1994, and for the past 20 years I have practiced my spinning, weaving, and knitting from sea to sea in Canada, finding myself now in Newfoundland for just about 4 years. I’ve been inspired by the colours of the Atlantic Ocean, icebergs off La Scie and in the bays and harbours of the Baie Verte Peninsula, the rock formations and mosses, and the ever changing vistas of the skies, in conjunction with the rich history of my ancestral home.
I love to work with natural fibers, so incorporate as much of this into my work as possible. My current work includes rug-hooking and I still combine weaving, spinning llama, alpaca, wool, silk and angora along with knitting into my craft on an ongoing basis.
Guests are welcomed for spin-ins and meal plans are described under the Cuisine link.