Tear and Share: A Community Art Project

August 3 - August 5
12–3 p.m.

Sit down and learn how to create a fabric braid to add to an artwork with the guidance of local artist Lorna Moffat.

“Tear and Share” is designed to raise awareness of the negative environmental impact of the textile industry and demonstrate how used fabric can be upcycled and repurposed to create something beautiful. The project is intended to represent identity and our connection to the Earth, which is as unique as our individual fingerprint. We hope that with this project we can make our mark as intentional environmental stewards. The completed artwork will be on display on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11 in the patio tent of the Ferry Building Gallery and afterward be installed in the Atrium at West Vancouver Municipal Hall.

This project is generously funded by the West Vancouver Foundation Community grant.

Location: Patio tent east of the Ferry Building Gallery
Cost: Free.
All materials supplied, but feel free to bring your own shirt or fabric to contribute.

Creation Station Hours:

Saturday, August 3, 12–3 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 12–3 p.m.
Monday, August 5, 12–3 p.m.

About the artist

Lorna Moffat graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with both honors and postgraduate degrees in embroidered and woven textile design in 1987. She left the UK in 2002 and traveled around the world with family until settling in the Vancouver area in 2012. She now regularly exhibits around Vancouver on Granville Island, Bowen Island, and at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Lorna fuses traditional embroidered appliqué techniques with her own style of fabric manipulation to create her signature stitched and collage surfaces on pillows, blankets, mirrors, and purses. Lorna runs creative stitch workshops for textile groups, guilds, or any enthusiastic “stitchaholics”. She teaches all levels, from absolute beginners to the experienced, and designs her workshops accordingly. Themes for her classes vary from mark making and creating textural surfaces to design and composition and drawing with thread. 

Artist website: https://www.lornamoffatdesign.com/