Archives: Producers

Marie-Claire Declerck

In becoming a weaver I discovered that I am primarily an intuitive thinker. In this perspective, colors are what appeal to me the most and are a major component of inspiration, planning, designing, and critiquing my own work. Of course, structure is the other important factor in weaving, so the two are intertwined. In the […]

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Helene Nissle

When I learned to spin, I would try any fibre. As my weaving progressed, I found myself favouring natural fibres and preferring handspun yarns for knitting. As more exotic and luxury fibres became popular, I realized a lot of locally raised ones were being overlooked and I began seeking these out. I like to develop […]

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Wendy Holtz

Wendy Holtz lives on Thormanby Island, part of BC’s Sunshine Coast, where she raises alpacas. While her alpaca fibre is not currently available for purchase, she is happy to act as a resource and provide support to others (fibre producers as well as members of the public) who are interested in learning about raising, shearing, […]

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Danielle Stephens

I am interested in historical practices for sourcing materials and creating textiles. I’d like to think I’d be clothed after the zombie apocalypse, and have something to do during power outages. I produce knitted and woven goods using sheep, alpaca, dog, and linen fibres.

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Merrily Corder

I like to card, spin, knit and weave as well as experiment with natural dye recipes.  At the present I’m not selling my finished products but rather am enjoying producing for my own garment collection and for family and friends.

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Lynda Daniells

I became interested in spinning and natural dyeing in the late 70’s so joined the Peace Arch Spinners and Weavers Guild. I experimented with weaving briefly.  I’ve held onto my first spinning wheel, an Indian head which I plan to play with again to obtain some thicker yarn. When my son and career became my […]

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Daphne Woo—Amacata Design Concepts

With nature as my guide, I hope to tap into the Slow Movement, thus supporting socially and environmentally conscious living and a return to harmoniously working with nature rather than against it.

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Doreen MacLauchlan

Doreen MacLauchlan of Gibsons, BC, is a Life Member of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild. She learned to knit in Brownies at age 8 and has never stopped playing with fibre. She is a spinner, weaver, knitter, and occasional dyer, and loves to share her passion for fibres with others. A retired community […]

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