Rita Benson

Rita Benson

9  |  47 Spruce Hill Rd. Rita Benson Fine Artist 905-725-9584 rita@willingspirits.com www.willingspirits.com Rita Benson is a psychotherapist who has been working with fibre arts since 2009. Her work began with fabricating nests and proceeded into wet felting...
Sarah Bywater

Sarah Bywater

1  |  34 Kenilworth Ave. Sarah Bywater Children’s fashion Sarah.e.bywater@gmail.com I have a degree in Fine Art from Sheridan College and B.A in Art History from UofT. Those credentials don’t help much with sewing. Making children’s clothing has been born out of...
Sandra Pim

Sandra Pim

6  |  Essentia, 2180 Queen St. East Sandra Pim Textile Artist 705-321-2079 sdclark1956@gmail.com www.allwoundup.ca Over many summers taking courses at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Sandra discovered her love for working with fabric, delving into collage and...
Sheila Thompson

Sheila Thompson

06  | Essentia, 2180 Queen St. East Sheila Thompson Fibre artist, handmade felt 416-988-9704 sheila@sheilathompson.ca www.sheilathompson.ca There are stories in Sheila Thompson’s fibre art. They are found between the layers of wools, silks and fibres that are her...
Lucille Crighton

Lucille Crighton

8  | 92 Balsam Avenue Lucille CrightonDesigner/ Hand Weaver 416-694-4046lucille2@sympatico.cawww.lucillecrighton.com Lucille creates handwoven fabrics in vibrant, complex colour combinations. She develops patterns for her fabrics using the computer as a design tool....