Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sun Dyeing Silk Ties

This has been a pretty good summer for sun dyeing so far!  Between the wind and thunderstorms I've been able to try out some new techniques and products.  

My latest accomplishment has been to sun dye on 100% silk ties for men and so far the results have been mixed.  Of course every new product requires many trials (with some errors) but I think I have most of the concerns worked out.

I will be adding men's silk ties to my line up soon as well as scarf/ tie sets that have been  dyed to match in both colour and plant species.  I'm going to call this The His and Her Collection for the stylish couples that want to have matching accessories.

I'm having fun and the creative juices are flowing!











Saturday, July 2, 2016

One More Day at ARTFEST in Kingston!!!!


We will be in Kingston one more day for ARTFEST!!! Please stop by and say hello!!


Laura in her booth at ART FEST in Kingston, Ontario



Friday, June 17, 2016

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY NEW ONLINE STORE!!!


Today is a huge day for me. I have just created and launched my first ONLINE SHOP!!!  There is a
tab at the top of this page which will take you to this new venture!!

Please know that through the month of July I will be offering FREE SHIPPING for all orders delivered to addresses within Canada. Normally this is a $5 charge per address. When you enter the coupon code JULY 31 in your shopping bag, the total amount will be reduced by $5.  

Please email me at laura@thelivingcanvas.ca with any questions.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

New Art Festival in Ottawa

Please join me at the New Art Festival in Ottawa on June 11 and 12, 2016 where I will be selling a large selection of my scarves and shawls. Hope the weather is wonderful for the Festival!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Getting ready to launch my store

I had the opportunity to sun dye with some interesting plants down in Florida this winter.  The weather wasn't the best so I didn't get as many scarves done as I was hoping however the whole experience was pretty exciting for me. I love to identify new plants and flowers and experiment with them on silk to see if I can capture their exact image.  I worked with Silk Oak, Ear Tree, Bamboo and China Berry just to name a few.  Wow, it was great!

I am now turning my attention and focus toward shows I will be appearing in this summer and fall as well as getting my on line store launched.  I will be back in Kingston Ontario again this year as well as a few on my other favourite shows like the Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show in November.  More will be posted as they are booked.

The images shown below are a preview of some of the first merchandise I will have for sale on my on line shopping site.  Enjoy!