One of artist Carol Seeley’s intricate works of fibre art.

Follow Seeley’s thread of creativity in workshop

Participants will test their new skills by creating a sailboat, flora and/or an eagle

Learn to create unique organic shapes and images using only thread, yarn and bits of fabric at an upcoming workshop with renowned artist Carol Seeley at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

Students in the two-day workshop, set for Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. each day, will learn the basic process of ‘painting with thread’. Participants will test their new skills by creating a sailboat, flora and/or an eagle, as seen in many of Seeley’s West Coast-themed landscape pieces. A sewing machine is required and it’s recommended that students have experience with free motion sewing. A $15 kit is included in the workshop cost of $123 plus GST for Campbell River Art Gallery members and $133 plus GST for non-members.

Seeley is an award-winning quilter with more than 30 years experience. She has taught workshops around the world and was named Teacher of the Year by the Canadian Quilters’ Association in 2007. Seeley’s work, which explores the beauty, frailty and devastation of coastal Vancouver Island, has appeared in galleries and private homes across North America and Europe and has been featured in numerous magazines and books. She has received prestigious fibre art awards regionally, nationally and internationally.

For more information, or to register for the ‘Paint with Thread’ workshop, call the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261, email programs@crartgallery.ca or drop  by the Gallery Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.