Vancouver Tapestry exhibit kicks off Grunt Gallery 30th Anniversary

Sola Fielder's Vancouver Tapestry made from recycled sweaters and other materials

Sola Fielder’s Vancouver Tapestry made from recycled sweaters and other materials

It depicts Vancouver from the air and is nearly four metres long by two metres high. It took 208 days to make and is sourced from recycled sweaters. No this isn’t a cozy blanket I’m describing but a woven tapestry of Vancouver by Deep Cove-based fibre artist Sola Fielder.

This year local arts institution Grunt Gallery turns 30 and local weaver Fielder will help them celebrate with a showing of her Vancouver Tapestry work August 29-30.

Fielder’s complex weaving project is one of many the award-winning fibre artist has completed in her career. Fielder specializes in making large landscape weaving depicting cities, especially Olympic cities like Sydney, Australia and Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s also completed large weavings of Las Vegas and Key West. Continue reading:
Vancouver Tapestry exhibit kicks off Grunt Gallery 30th Anniversary