Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meeting Artisans in the Maritimes

Meeting new artists is the best. I don't mean talking about techniques, so much as just the sharing of what each other does, and how they got to be creating in the way that they do.   Recently I had the pleasure of spending time in Anne Morrel Robinson's studio on Cape Breton Island. I don't have my photos sorted yet but you can click here  to see Anne's Kingross Quilts website.  Also if you 'like' her facebook page, you can see a photo of us in her shop. I promise to take a photo of the felted brooch I got there and post it. Absolutely lovely. 

Meanwhile here are some photos of the 'mug rugs' I did this summer using the hand painted fabrics I created after taking a Oriental painting class from Linda Lashbrook. That reminds me I must also post a picture of a hooked mini rug I bought on my trip to the Maritimes with pussy willows on it, created in the Acadian tradition, by a 93 year old artisan. How inspiring is that.

Pussy Willows
Mug Rug

Mug Rug

This mug rug has gone to a new home. 


Win Dinn, Artist said...

LOVE these mug rugs, Eileen - they're so very 'zen'.

HollyM said...

Beautiful mug rugs! Eileen, where else will you be in the Maritimes? Will you be in NB?

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Thanks Holly, I wish we could have connected on this Maritme trip but alas we were only in St. John, NB