After Labour Day
Thursday & Friday 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Or to make an appointment
at other times:
Paul or Gunilla Matteau 613.269.3437
Linda Hynes 613.283.4204
Paul Laberge 613.269.3463
110 Main Street East, P.O. Box 325
(Beside the Courtyard Patio
of the Baldachin Inn/Restaurant)
After nearly forty years as a weaver and textile artist my delight
and satisfaction in weaving beautiful fabrics has never faltered.
My studio work involves applying dye to silk thread which is then
woven into sumptuous shawls and scarves. The multitude of
colours blend and flow to resemble those found in sea shells,
sunsets, and northern lights.
An academic interest in the history of textiles complements my
studio work. In 2004 I received a PhD in Canadian History from
Carleton University with research into the persistence of hand
weaving in late 19th century New Brunswick. Currently I study
the social and economic aspects of Acadian hand weaving in both the Maritimes and Louisiana. My academic research has led to opportunities to curate exhibitions, teach courses on 19th and early 20th century textile history and become a textile consultant for heritage groups and museums.
This combination of studio work and academic research provides the creative balance and chance to reflect on the importance of creativity in my life. Whether
it is as a maker of cloth or as a someone who writes about cloth making, my
passion for textiles has never faltered.
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