World of Threads Exhibit 2016 – personal favourites

I attended the World of Threads Festival for the first time on the weekend. The exhibit is on until Nov. 27, 2016 with venues in Oakville, Ontario and Mississauga Ontario. If you have the opportunity to attend, I highly recommend it.

Three pieces by Eszter Bornemisza from left to right: No Home in the City; At Home in the City; Constructive Decentralization in World of Threads 2017 taken by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Three pieces by Eszter Bornemisza from left to right: No Home in the City; At Home in the City; Constructive Decentralization
Detail from Eszter Bornemisza's work
Detail from No Home in the City by Eszter Bornemisza

This was an amazing display of 11,000 hand cast beeswax leaves. A stunning display!

Cleave...a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart, thousands of wax leaves
Cleave…a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart
Detail of the individual leaves from Cleave...a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart
Detail of Cleave…a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart

This piece by Tammy Ratcliff of Guelph Ontario is made by printing an etched design on Washi. It’s then woven and hand stitched. It has a very Japanese minimal feel.

For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
Detail of For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
Detail of For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff

The free motion machine stitching on Marilyn Clarke’s piece adds so much detail that it looks as if you could step into the piece.

Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
World of Thread entry: Detail of Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
Detail of Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke

Completely created with thread and free motion quilting!

Secrets of the Caribbean 1 and 2 by Carla Fisher at World of Threads 2017 photographed by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Secrets of the Caribbean 1 and 2 by Carla Fisher

Every where there were beautiful, and creative pieces. I’ll have more photos next week.