gayle vallance

gayle vallance

holmhead spinning and weaving

fernie

fibre

about

Gayle has a master spinner certificate from Olds College, the technical spinning certificate from the Handsweavers Guild of America, and a certificate for Level 1 of the Guild of Canadian Weavers. She has been published in Spin-Off and teaches at Guilds and Conferences throughout North America.

artist statement

I have an interest in the history of the fibre arts and its influence on our modern techniques. My special interest lies in natural dye plants (including woad and indigo) and flax, all of which I grow on my farm. My aim is to produce unique fabrics combining natural dyes with the best characteristics of animal and plant fibres.
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