About Frances Taylor - Ottawa
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 landfills. 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 exhibits. I also 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 will be published in the book "Worldwide Colours of Felt", available at the end of May/beginning of June this year (2016). 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.
July 16, 2016, 1:00-4:00 pm -- Needle felting demonstration
I will be demonstrating the machine needle felting technique that I have developed at Crabtree & Evelyn, Tanger Outlet mall.
October 23, 2016 -- Artwear Ottawa Show and Sale
The Ottawa-based wearable art group is having a show and sale of new and gently used clothes. There will also be lovely accessories available for sale. Gently used items are offered at greatly discounted prices -- true bargains. All items will be made by members. I'll have new pieced fleece jackets, embellished "bog coats", jewellery, gorgeous pieced tea cosies and cushions, free-form crochet work, and much, much more!
Location: Maki House, Leeming Drive, Ottawa (Crystal Beach area)
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (tentative at this point -- times may change)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtWear-Ottawa-576616075847601/?fref=ts
West Carleton Arts Society $100 and Under Sale
I will have unique wearable art items for sale, all under $100, most for a lot less!
Location: St. Paul's United Church, Carp
Times: Friday, December 2, 2:00 to 6:00 pm; Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sunday, December 4, noon to 3:00 pm
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.
The Mississippi Textile Museum, Almonte, Ontario: has a selection of free-form crocheted items, hats, brooches, scarves, feather shoe clips and necklaces.
The Gallery, Arnprior, Ontario: has a selection of my hats with feathers.