The Four Cousins: Roots in Ingersoll Opening Reception, artist talk and warp dyeing workshop was a brilliant success.
The Inspiration Series with Lucy Slykerman took place on Friday, October 25th, 2013 from 7-9pm at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. Lucy spoke about the creative process involved in the making of her textiles.
Lucy Slykerman is a hand weaver and textile artist who works out of her home studio in Kitimat. She is best known for her exquisite warp-painted silk scarves and shawls that shimmer with a kaleidoscope of colour.
Her love of weaving started more than 30 years ago with the process of making cloth – the magic of organizing threads on a loom and then interlacing them to make beautiful things that one can touch and feel. After 20 years of honing her weaving skills, Lucy began to explore the world of colour by dyeing the threads that she weaves with, in a painterly way, before they become cloth. She transforms these multi-coloured threads into gorgeous cloth using a loom and shuttles. As well as dyeing fibre and weaving cloth, Lucy’s artistic talents extend to using surface design and hand printing techniques on commercially available cloth. For Lucy, “It is all about the cloth! Beautiful things, practical things, things that we can use, touch and feel every day, made from hand woven or hand printed cloth.”