opening night and indigo….

It was opening night on Thursday and I did promise some images…here they are, better late than never!


Wonderland is a great show, all the work is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, a couple of my favourite stories. It’s a really diverse show with all sorts of different media.


My quilted piece “Jabberwocky” was a good fit for the theme of the show and lots of people, young and slightly older! used the mirror to view the words of the poem…through the looking-glass.



There was a great turn out on opening night!


The show runs until the 11th of October at CityScape Community Art Space on Lonsdale in North Vancouver. There’s a Mad Hatter Craft and Tea Party this Saturday  the 27th at the gallery from 1 till 3,that sounds like lots of fun. Follow the link above for more information.

It was indigo day here on Sunday! and it was such a sunny, warm (you might even call it hot!) day we moved outside to do the dyeing. Lots of laughs and ideas shared around the work table in the studio and then the prepared pieces went outside and into the dye pot.

To get everyone in the mood, I hung up lots of examples around the walls of the studio.


Sorry about the fuzzy photo, it was towards the end of the day and I blame the heat, at least that’s my excuse.




It will be great to see the results when all those bundles are open out, washed and pressed! It was a fun day…  but exhausting for some!


Autumn is in the air! It hasn’t rained much around here for what feels like a log time but this morning was damp and cool, perfect for walking along the river. We found these amazing treasures on the river bank, there were all sorts of  mushrooms (or should they be called fungi!?) but these ones really caught my eye.  I need to find a guide-book to know what I’m looking at!



Bye for now, Catherine





  1. Sure wish we were on the coast – it looks like a great exhibit! I look forward to seeing the results of the indigo batches – glad it was a fun day!

  2. It looks like a great exhibition, and very well attended too. I really liked the idea of having the mirror so that people could read Jabberwocky. The indigo samples are lovely and I hope you get to see the students’ results.

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