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.