Pat Burns -Wendland
My fibre career started with handspinning receiving the designation of Master Spinner in 1983 from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. Weaving was a natural progression then sewing and designing garments from the handwoven and dyed cloth. I graduated from Seneca College receiving high honours in the Dressmaking Certificate Program.
Surface design has become a large part of my repertoire adding texture to the handwoven cloth. It is always about the cloth first.
Each Kimono is 100% silk, handwoven then dyed, stencilled, discharged, or embellished with silk appliques, beads and machine embroidery. The linings are of commercial silk that I have hand dyed and stencilled. My latest work includes cheesecloth facial images.
Hats & Scarves
The fabric for the hats and scarves is either 100% wool or a combination of wool, silk and alpaca. The trim is either natural or commercially dyed fox or racoon. Scarves can be woven to match the hats.