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  LaHave Weaving Studio 2019 Instructors

   Lesley Armstrong
     Weaver & teacher
   B.F.A. NSCAD, Halifax, NS;   Special studies Philadelphia College of              Textiles & Science;

   M.A. in Art Education, Philadelphia College of Art
   Owner Armstrong Textiles, Upper LaHave, NS
   Owner LaHave Weaving Studio, Lunenburg, NS
   Lesley has been captured by weaving since taking an Intro Weaving course    from Sandra Brownlee and has had a passion for all things woven ever          since. "Creating something three-dimensional from thin strands of yarns is      still magic to me."


               Kate Delmage  biography
               Fashion & costume designer   
                 B.Sc. Wilfred Laurier
                 B.F.A. NSCAD U, Halifax, NS,
                 Fashion Patterning, Ryerson U   
                 Kate owned a tailoring business in Toronto, tailoring in classic couturie                                  tradition, using many hand techniques such as pleating, embroidery, beading, braiding,
                 & trimming.  After moving to Nova Scotia and completing a fine arts degree Kate began                  working
in film, theatre, and television as a costume designer, drafter, & builder.  Kate                  also teaches part-time at NSCAD.
                 For the Textile Discoveries workshop at LaHave Weaving Studio we will learn from Kate's                  skill in embellishment techniques such as applique, crochet, tatting, leather work, and                                                                            ribbon, floral, and feather detailing.

         Brooke Gray
       Heritage Interpreter & fibre enthusiast

       Brooke Gray is a fisherman’s daughter, born and raised on Nova Scotia’s salty South             
        Shore. Brooke has a deep appreciation for nets and lines and the hard work of fishing.
        Nova Scotia’s fishermen and fisherwomen continue to contribute substantially to the

         economy of many local communities.

         Brooke was lucky as a child to run wild on the rocks and sandy beaches of Lunenburg

         County. She spent many a day in the sheds by the wharves, listening to the fishermen           
         spin tales while coiling up countless miles of perfectly placed lines (and hooks.) 

         Recently Brooke has discovered a love for fibre arts so has taken up spinning and
         weaving as well as working as a Heritage Interpreter at the Fisheries Museum of the

         Atlantic in Lunenburg. At the Museum she enjoys demonstrating netting and knotting

         and continues the tradition of spinning tales of the sea.



Doug Guildford
B.A. Political Science, Dalhousie University
A self-taught artist, Doug’s practice is rooted in drawing, encompasses printmaking, collection, and the manipulation and fabrication of objects, known most recently for obsessive sculptural crochet projects.

Doug has exhibited largely across Canada in group and solo exhibitions, has benefited over the years from funding from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Art Council and the Toronto Arts Council as well as winning several awards. Doug’s residencies include St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s Newfoundland, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.


     Nancy Price  biography
    Artist & teacher
    B.F.A. Ontario College of Art, Toronto
     M.F.A. NSCAD, Halifax, NS
     Studied at Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Coutoure Parisienne, Paris 
     Post-secondary courses taught include Print & Dye, Repeat & Surface Design, Weaving, 3-D Soft
     Form, & Experimental Fashion
     Worked in Costume & Props Dept., Stratford Festival, Ontario; in Japan & Italy



  Heather Sanft  biography &
  Craftsperson & teacher
   B.A in Anthropology & Museology
   Graduate Work in Museology, UBC, Vancouver, BC

   Specializing in willow basketry
   Taught basketry classes & gives talks on living willow fences
   Basketmaking apprentices in the U.K. & France
   Reproduction work (eel pots, lobster pots) & contemporary work in basketry





                                  Warren Seelig & biography
                                  Teacher, artist, & writer    
                                 B.Sc. Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science; M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of
                                   Warren has received several fellowships, including from the National Endowment                                    for the Arts.  His work has been exhibited in over 30 major museum exhibits                                    worldwide and in both public and private galleries.  Warren has lectured                                    extensively and has written articles on craft in a variety of publications. 

                                   Warren holds the rank of Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Fibers/Mixed

                                   Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches,

                                   curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material

                                   studies.  Warren is a visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design, is a mentor

                                   at Maine College of Art, and teaches are various summer programmes such

                                   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.


Textile Conversations”

at LaHave Weaving Studio

Summer 2019




Thursday, June 4      Free Public Talk. Ralph Getson, historian & former Curator of the Fisheries Museum of

4:30-6:00 p.m.         the Atlantic.
Schooner Yarns: Life Aboard a Fishing Schooner”.

Thursday, June 27    Free Public Talk. Joanna Soroka, tapestry weaver & author, will give a talk, "Scottish

4:30-6:00 p.m.         Tapestry with Canadian Content".

Thursday, July 25    Free Public Talk. Warren Seelig, well-knownartist and teacher living in Maine, will talk

5:00-6:30 p.m.         about his work. During this week Seelig
willbe teaching a 5-day workshop called “Thinking

Constructed Surfaces” at LaHave Weaving Studio.


Thursday, August 1   Free Community Netting Project with Brooke Gray, lover of netting and knotting and

6:00-8:00 p.m.         Heritage I
nterpreter at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, will lead us in a communal

                                netting event.
  Brooke will also be teaching two evening workshops at the LaHave

                                Weaving Studio this summer.

Sept.12    Free Community Darning Event.  Carly Mullaly will lead us in a get-together called
4:30-6:00 p.m.        "Darn It!". Learn to darn, bring your darning, or just join us.


LaHave Weaving Studio

35 Falkland Street, second floor

Lunenburg, NS


Contact Lesley Armstrong

Anne Morison doing a great job of teaching us "How to Make a Dorset

a mini-workshop at the Studio.