Come and enjoy two textile related events on Granville Island in conjunction with the Textile Society of America Conference in Vancouver
Textile Walking Tour Sept 17-30, 2018
To show how dynamic our textile community is we’ve developed a self guided walking tour highlighting 24 locations on Granville Island that will display the full range of creative textiles being made in our backyard. Many pieces have been produced to pair thematically with the businesses and studios hosting them.
Ocean Art Works- 1531 Johnston Street Sept 19-23, 2018 Award winning environmental and performance artist Nicole Dextras will be featuring one of her innovative costumes made specifically for this event from yucca bark and other sustainable materials. “Chronos” has arrived from a future time when climate changes have made it necessary to rediscover lost techniques for creating clothing. A performer will wear the costume and engage with the public about organic materials and textiles. Nicole will also demonstrate how to process yucca fibres and other aspects of her practice. http://nicoledextras.com/
Marina Szijarto will oversee a large scale public engagement weaving project using local and recycled materials. https://marinaszijarto.com/