Jade Coast Designs spins, weaves and dyes (using natural dyes) original handwoven items inspired by the colours, the light and the rich, vibrant surroundings of the Pacific west coast. Each item incorporates the exquisite beauty of natural fibres of silk, alpaca, wool along with bamboo, soy and seasilk. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind design utilizing unusual weaving techniques such as shibori made with natural dyes such as cochineal, madder, lac to create unique effects.
Sharon trained with well-known weaver Glen Black of San Francisco returning to Vancouver where she received a Canada Council young artist grant. She has been represented in a group weaving exhibit and Art in Action both at the Vancouver Art Gallery and a one woman show at the New Design Gallery in Vancouver. Her work was chosen for display at Habitat at Expo 67 in Montreal and in Venice during the Venice Bienniale. Her designs are in many private collections as well as the permanent Canada Council collection.
The gallery illustrates the range of items, designs, techniques and dyes used in my work. Each item is a unique creation.
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