In keeping with the textile narrative theme of the show, artists Anne Montgomery and Dawn Livera invite you to join them in a community sewing bee. We will gather together with cloth and needles in hand to share stories, laughter and encouragement. You may bring a creative hand sewing project, a piece of clothing to mend, or perhaps a personal affirmation or family story to work with. If you just want to be in the company of creative souls but don’t have anything to bring, we will have supplies to share so you can create your own textile narrative.
This interactive component is held within the Textile Narratives exhibition.
More about the artists:
Dawn Livera’s current work uses traditional fibre art techniques – weaving and hand stitched quilting to explore community connections and the possibilities that open up if we believe “there are no mistakes”. Dawn teaches visual arts and weaving at Place des Arts in Coquitlam and at private studios around the Lower Mainland and further afield. She studied weaving for ten years with a master weaver. Dawn has also trained formally in fashion arts and design. She has been active in the mailart and artist trading card communities. She has exhibited and published wearable art, written work and mixed media art. She is a member of the Coquitlam Weavers Guild. Dawn’s website.
Anne Montgomery has been creating and teaching art in some form or another for the past 35 years, with a focus on textile arts for the past 25 years. Working primarily by hand, much of Anne’s textile work is a blend of hand sewing and embroidery, felting, dyeing, crocheting, knitting, weaving and beading. Her work has been sold and exhibited at local shops and galleries, farmer’s markets and shows. She has taught art and crafts through the Vancouver School Board and privately to both children and adults. Believing there is always something to learn, Anne continues to take workshops as she continues to explore her chosen mediums of textiles and photography.