About Frances Taylor - Ottawa
I make fine art as well as functional and wearable art. My fine art is mostly needle-felted using wool, silk and other fibres as well as hand-embroidery to add the fine details. I often hand-dye my materials, and sometimes use semi-precious stones, machine embroidery, fabric paints and recycled copper wire to achieve the textures and colours that I seek. I frequently incorporate recycled materials that otherwise would go to landfill. My goal is to make art that stimulates the senses and communicates caring for the environment.
My art work is in private collections throughout Ottawa and is periodically displayed in galleries, art shows and group exhibits. I occasionally teach in workshop settings, or individuals and small groups in my studio. Please contact me for information on topics and my teaching schedule.
I'm pleased to announce that one of my pieces was published in the book "Worldwide Colours of Felt", available now. See this site for more information: http://textiellink.nl/en/
I welcome enquiries regarding commissions -- both artwork and the many other wearable art items that I make. Please contact me. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/frances.taylor.3720190
October 28: The ArtWear Ottawa group will be having a show and sale on October 28, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are now busy preparing -- making new and exciting things! It's a fantastic event where you can purchase unique hand-made (some "upcycled" and embellished) clothing and accessories. We will be located at the Kitchissippi United Church, near the Queensway, 630 Island Park Drive. We are periodically updating our website and Facebook pages, so please check often: Website is at http://pcweb.ca/livegalleries/ArtWear and our FB page is at: https://www.facebook.com/ArtWearOttawa -- oh, and by the way -- door prizes! Lots of parking, nice central location, and no entrance fee! We have a very large space, so there will be chairs available to sit down. We will also have a partitioned "try on area". Look for the "Treasure Island" section! Enter via the church main door -- there's a ramp there.
November 25 - 26: Ritchie's Annual Holiday Bazaar, 5901 Ottawa Street, Richmond, Ontario.
December 1, 2 and 3: West Carleton Arts Society $100 and under Christmas Sale: WCAS members will be selling their handmade works of art and/or craft, priced at $100 and under. This will take place at the same time as the Carp Farmers' Christmas Market (Friday and Saturday) and the St Paul's United Church Christmas bazaar (Saturday).
April 6-7, 2018: Out of the Box Fibre Fling 7, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive - stay tuned for details.
The River Guild, Perth, Ontario: has a selection of my fibre art wall "paintings" -- needle felted and hand-embroidered. They also have a fine selection of my hats with feathers and pieced fleece jackets.
The Gallery, Arnprior, Ontario: has a selection of my hats with feathers and various other items.