I am inspired by nature. I am passionate about our environment and I feel an intimate connection to the landscape and wildlife of Canada. I have worked in textile arts for over 25 years and am drawn to fibre for the tactile nature and connection to the land it has. I use my sewing machine to build up layers of multi-coloured thread 'drawing' with needle and thread to convey the image. I begin with local wool from a neighbouring sheep farm, process it and create felted fabric to use in the detailed wildlife and landscape embroideries I create. I use combinations of local, recycled content, organic thread and materials, botanical dyes and sustainably managed, local wood in every original work. Depicting our Canadian landscape, the precious eco-systems and wildlife with eco-fibre art, I hope the viewer will take away an appreciation and connection to the beautiful, fragile aspects in nature.
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Bridget's work and supplies are thoughtfully selected to contribute to greenhouse gas reduction and a low Carbon footprint.
She focuses on rPet threads, locally sourced materials, natural dyes from fair trade partners, certified and labelled supplies, up-cycled materials and recycled content packaging.
Other Podcast Guest Appearances by Bridget
Sustainability in the Quilting and Textile Industry
A podcast about certifications and labelling in the construction industry
Talking about living in a tiny home and alternative living.
Bridget O'Flaherty is a member in good standing with the following associations:
TAFAList: The Textile and Fiber Art List
CQA/ACC- Canadian Quilters' Association/Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe