Textile Journal

Spring is here

April 16, 2017 Katherine Soucie

Hello! Spring has finally arrived here in Pacific Northwest! It's been a while since an update has been made on the blog.  I do apologize but we have been a bit pre-occupied with several projects (including our recent residency at HCMA Architecture + Design), travel to Australia + the US and dealing with a major historic renovation to the facade of our studio building. The restoration work has been quite extensive and is has been extremely challenging to maintain production of work in here since January 2016.   That being said, the renovations are well underway and we will be...

North Carolina Exhibition Mottainai! Waste Not Want Not

August 12, 2016 Katherine Soucie

In June we took some time away from our Vancouver studio to visit Durham, North Carolina.   A year ago I established a conversation with Chellie LaPointe at the Cameron Gallery/Scrap Exchange about hosting an exhibition of my work using the waste hosiery.  This grew to include examples of other artists work who have been exploring the use of my waste textiles in their work and the exhibition became known as Mottainai! Waste Not Want Not. In one of our many various conversations, I proposed to dye 300 lbs of waste hosiery for this exhibition.  Fortunately, they were able to...

British Vogue June 2016 + GreenCraft Magazine (Summer Issue)

May 10, 2016 Katherine Soucie

You can find us in the June issue (2016) of British Vogue and GreenCraft Magazine!

Upcoming Event/Open Studio + Workshop

April 24, 2016 Katherine Soucie

Come join us in our Vancouver studio on May 7 + 8 from 12-6pm as we are hosting our 13th anniversary with an Open Studio.   Some perks will be available. Enjoy 25% off everything in the studio, 25% off all custom orders (50% deposit required) and for every purchase made your name will be entered into a draw to win a custom shirt, gift certificate (value $150) or an accessory package ( scarf + socks ).  We hope to see you Vancouver! In addition we will be in Durham, North Carolina this June to host a zero waste dyeing workshop...

Methodorphosis photoshoot + performance + exhibit

March 21, 2016 Katherine Soucie

In preparation for Methodorphosis, an interdisciplinary showcase of textiles, performance and painting at the Visual Space Gallery (Vancouver), we recently spent the afternoon photographing contemporary dance artist Salome Nieto at Deer Lake Park ( Shadboldt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC) with Dan Kearley of Emotional Response Photography. We sat in awe of Salome's fearless performance as she danced barefoot onto the cold, wet floor of the rainforest. For this showcase we have created some new textile pieces and garments along with a unique backdrop for a video installation.  On opening evening, Salome will perform in our work and embody the identity of...