Location: Roberts Creek, BC
Member Since: 2019
Every brooch is handmade using real gold metal embroidery thread, silk thread, and silk charmeuse. The pieces are finished with a gold plated stainless steel locking pinback to keep your artwork evenly and securely in place completely unique. Every creation is an original.
I grew up steeped in nature on the West Coast of Canada. The wild and pristine environment instilled in me a devotion to natural beauty, spirituality, and preservation — and the desire to create physical manifestations of these values to share with others.
This led me to study Industrial Design at Emily Carr University, where I focused on sustainability and the challenge of applying it to my growing interest in fashion. In the years following graduation, I worked in the local industry gaining hands-on experience in responsible production methods resulting in thoughtful, zero-waste “slow fashion”.
I have discovered many things over the years I’ve spent pouring myself into my art. Creating has been a reciprocal nurturing process that drives me to invent and adapt until I am left with a tangible memory of the lessons learnt along the way. In this cycle, I have found endless inspiration and true relief from trauma and suffering, both personal and worldly.
For me, textile art is more than a craft. Each piece I create is a talisman, dutiful storytelling in stitches with the power to heal, move beyond, or preserve meaning in this fast paced world. Whether it’s a commission for a ceremony, a gift to commemorate a milestone, or an addition to your personal style, every collaboration with a client provides me the opportunity to share the healing powers of art therapy with those who have invited me into their lives.