Sheila Thompson

Martha Blooms - Susan Ward - original watercolour
Ruth Hayes

Fibre Artist

This is my last tour. I have been a regular since 2006 but am now moving to Guelph later this year..  I am on instagram…there are lots of sheilathompson artists so need to add the .art bit or you end up with painters!


Sheila Thompson is a fibre artist and biogeographer. She makes narrative felts, inspired by daily news feeds, that sound a warning about the consequences our actions as humans have on the natural world and our own well-being.  Her latest work focuses on the imagined landscapes of 2050 post climate change.  Her process is wet felting of wools, silks and paper followed by hand sculpting of the surface.   The narratives are embedded in the inclusions of her own fabrics of texts and photos of plant structures, and in historical maps and graphics. One of her Covid-19 projects is to chronicle the waves of Covid-19 as they impact Toronto photographing her large felted mask in various contexts throughout Toronto. She has completed the first two paperback photo books.

She has been a board member of several artist run organizations, exhibited widely in Canada and co-created the textile exhibition, “Edge of the Forest”, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.  She is a member of Artscape Daniels Launchpad and is exploring innovative ways to develop and display her work. 

Habitat 2050: Water Rising

Textile Felt Mixed Media
24″w x 36″h framed
Handmade wool, silk and Kozo paper felt with hand molded topographic features. White features are my biogeography field notes printed on silk and felted in. Climate change says sea level will rise upwards of 30cm by 2050.

Sheila Thompson - Habitat 2050 Ghost Grazers Textile Felt

Habitat 2050 Ghost Grazers  

Textile Felt Mixed Media
20×20 framed

Whirl Away - Watercolour and Ink

Habitat 2050 Forest Battleground

Textile Felt Mixed Media
30″w x 36″h framed


My Studio is located in the Beaches area of Toronto.
phone: 416 – 988 – 9704

Pick-up Hours

May 8: 10am – 6pm
May 9: 11am – 5pm