Well, it has taken a week/ week and a half for me to get settled into my daily life after the extravaganza that was MOKSHA. I am sad to report that I was unable to attend the Roxham woolgathering due to over-whelm-ed-ness. I am making a new term to describe something Dannielle Dyson-MTL MakerFaire coordinator and I commented on this sunday; I shall call it CREATOR’S-LAG. People often talk about a kind of ‘hangover'(I never liked that term) after they have put together a big event, but what one experiences when one is on a big journey, sleeping weird hours, and getting spaced out after the fact for a few days, that seems to be what I experienced.

after speaking with a few people and particularly Billy Mavreas I have come away with the ‘go big or go home’ message, and the ever important – ‘call it what is’ (Billy said much more and was ever eloquent, but to paraphrase…)

These messages never go amiss. I think, in relation to my process, I see a lot of great fibre artists doing really glorious works and I also see that fibre art doesn’t fit tightly into any other form. It isn’t sculpture as hard sculpture is- yet it is perfectly sculptural. It isn’t anything like fashion, and design, yet it draws on all of that. This is why it has the least constrictions,a 3d line all the time that never needs to be tied to a page. Absent of the normal constrictions like the edge of a page, it seems I inadvertently imposed some on myself, created tentative corners and edges, even as in most of the length of the process I buck any expectation of form.

The Moksha event could not have been held without the support of Jim and I’s families; griphon, ray roger, xavier, elisia, szandra, and Ion.
A very special thank you to Marie-Josee and MJ-SUCRE/SALEE for her lovely confections, always recommended.
thanks to vigne a vin
To our Musical support BestFriends a big big shout out to them and their very incredible brand of awesomeness – in song we trust

AND particularly to our friends who took the time to come out and participate, engage, and share their time and insights.
best, P

About Pan-oramic Fibre Arts

Pandora Hobby Pandora’s Fibres Artistic Biography-Fibres Pandora Hobby is a fibre artist living and working in Montreal, Quebec. She studied at the Dawson New School (1988-90) examining various art techniques then turned her talents to cultural studies (1992-99) and education (2002-Present) for the duration of her formal training. One day in the mid 80’s, Ms Hobby, then a high school student, had a daydream of her future while repairing a pair of her own worn out jeans. Ms. Hobby knew then that recycling clothes and modifying fibres/ unique textures would drive her work for the rest of her life. Years before, while living in British Columbia she had learned to weave, crochet and knit. By the age of 19 she was working on Montreal’s Mont-Royal avenue with its recycled clothing, ‘friperie’ boutiques as a raccomoder/ finisher. After the birth of the artist’s first child she turned to the medium of fibre as art and hasn’t looked back. Her crocheted works vary between artistic and artisanal. Craft shows and workshops include Puces Pop, kid pop, the Rusty Plum/Madam Coeur, La Lumiere café workshop series, Geek out, Montreal Homelearners, & classes at Ariadne Knits. Her crochet classes revolve around free-form and recycled art themes and she has expanded into work-shopping felt techniques in collaboration with FiberAlley. Since 2009 Ms. Hobby has concentrated on workshopping and writing through Feltunited (2009-present), Old skool craft (2010-present), Expozine (2010) and her blog Her first essay/zine on creative process hooked in was released 2010. Spring 2011 brought a fascination with public art and yarnbombing and Ms. Hobby later spoke on this subject at the Greasygoose symposium entitled scraps. Pandora Hobby Pandora fibres Demarche artistique Pandora Hobby est une artiste de fibres basée à Montréal, Québec. Elle a étudié à Dawson New School (1988-90) explorant différentes techniques artistiques, menant ensuite à des études culturelles (1992-99) et de l'éducation (2002-present). Un jour, au milieu des années 80, Mme Hobby, etudiante au secondaire, s’est mise a rever de son avenir en reparant une paire de ses jeans usés. Mme Hobby savais a cet instant que le recyclage des vêtements, la modification des fibres et des textures uniques dominerait ses projets pour le reste de sa vie. Des années auparavant, alors qu'elle vivait en Colombie-Britannique, elle avait appris le tissage, le crochet et tricot. À l'âge de 19 ans, elle a travaillé a Montréal sur l’ avenue du Mont-Royal avec ses vêtements recyclés et ses boutiques «Friperie» en tant que raccomodeuse /finisseur. Après la naissance de sa premiere enfant, elle se tourna vers le milieu de la fibre et n'a pas regardé en arrière. Ses œuvres au crochet varient entre l’artistique et l’artisanale. Des expositions d'artisanat et des ateliers comprennent Puces Pop, kid pop, leRusty Plum / Madame Coeur, La Lumière café série d'ateliers, Geek out, Homelearners Montréal, et les classes à Ariadne Knits. Ses classes crochet autour de thèmes d'art de forme libre et recyclés, et elle a augmenté dans les ateliers les techniques de feutrage en collaboration avec FiberAlley. Depuis 2009 Mlle.Hobby s'est concentrée sur atelier et de l'écriture par le biais Feltunited (2009-présent), Old skool craft (2010-présent), Expozine (2010) et son blog ; Son premier essai / zine sur le processus créatif Hooked in est sorti en 2010. Printemps 2011 a apporté une fascination pour l'art public yarnbombing et Mlle.Hobby parla plus tard sur le sujet de scraps au symposium Greasygoose. View all posts by Pan-oramic Fibre Arts

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