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. Social media pages where I post my work and news are:
- www.facebook.com/Frances-Taylor-Fiber-Artist-380146272815830/?ref=br_rs; and
- Buy local: Ottawa Artisans handmade Vendors List -- My Ottawa Artisans page for online purchases and secure payment. If you see something that you like here, but it's not on my Ottawa Artisans page, let me know and I'll add it there for secure payment and shipping options
Calendar: Given the current COVID-19 situation, I won't be participating in any venues for the foreseeable future. However, I am actively pursuing online sales. Please see my websites above as well as my On-line Ottawa Artisans Buy Local Shop: Buy local: Ottawa Artisans handmade Vendors List Most of my items are listed there. However, if you see something you like here, contact me and I'll let you know whether it's still available or whether I can make one or something similar for you. Commissions are welcome.
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, greeting cards and a few other items.