Darian Lajoie - Spring out of your Cocoon

Discover the wonders of working with silk and natural fibres! Join us for a FACTS Chat with fibre artist Darian Lajoie where she discusses and demonstrates working with silk cocoons and natural fibres in her beautiful creations.

Using dyed silk, other natural fibres and embroidery, Darian creates texture, depth and movement in her collage work. For her coiled baskets, Darian spins her own yarn before creating incredible shapes. She is an artist of many talents who uses the natural world and historical techniques as her inspiration.

During April and May, Darian’s art will be featured in the gallery but at this special event you can not only hear about what informs her practice but see, touch and feel the silk and fibres she uses in her work.

POSTPONED

Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth
Workshop Cost: $10

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Kathy White

Darian Lajoie grew up in London, Ontario and spent a lot of her childhood exploring the trails along the Thames River, Gibbons Park, and the grounds of the University of Western Ontario, where her dad taught biology.

Her mom was an antique dealer and passed on a love of art, antiques and history. A voracious reader from a very young age, Darian also spent a great deal of time reading and believes that the combination of books, antiques, and the natural surroundings of the Thames River as a playground were formative in fostering a vividly imagined inner world and a love of ages past as well as a strong romantic streak.

Her interest in art has led her to explore many mediums over the years and much of what she has explored has roots in historical processes and in the natural world. She produced hand-made paper and greeting cards, has taught calligraphy and illumination, and did gold-leaf restoration of antique mirrors and picture frames.

Darian’s recent years have been an exploration of various textile arts including needle felting, wet felting, spinning, and basketry. She exhibits in several galleries in Ontario and has sold to private collections in Canada and the U.S.

Discover the wonders of working with silk and natural fibres! Join us for a FACTS Chat with fibre artist Darian Lajoie where she discusses and demonstrates working with silk cocoons and natural fibres in her beautiful creations.

Using dyed silk, other natural fibres and embroidery, Darian creates texture, depth and movement in her collage work. For her coiled baskets, Darian spins her own yarn before creating incredible shapes. She is an artist of many talents who uses the natural world and historical techniques as her inspiration.

During April and May, Darian’s art will be featured in the gallery but at this special event you can not only hear about what informs her practice but see, touch and feel the silk and fibres she uses in her work.

POSTPONED

Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth
Workshop Cost: $10

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