Anne Fetterly

Artist Statement

My art practice explores various fibre processes and the art of natural dyeing. I use silk, cotton, rayon and linen as my canvas and apply various traditional and contemporary techniques to create colour and texture. After the dyes are applied to the cloth I design and sew them into one-of-a-kind scarves and wearable art. I am inspired by the beautiful color options that are created from natural dye sources. Natural dyeing combined with various fibre processes supports my belief in a sustainable art practice. In addition, I up-cycles silk sari’s, collected paper, cloth and leather and various other materials to create a canvas for mixed media artwork. By using the sewing machine as a drawing pencil, I thread-stitch onto the canvas, creating 2-D imagery on subjects that hold meaning for me.


I earned a BFA (in fibre) in 2010 from the Alberta University of the Arts. I am a member of Surface Design Magazine, a current and founding member of Contextrual a Calgary fibre arts co-operative and a member of the Creston and Kimberly Arts Councils. In 2020 I exhibited my first solo show and have taken part in several regional and one international group show. I am represented in several local galleries. I currently live in the beautiful Creston Valley in BC, practicing and promoting textile work and its related processes within contemporary art today.
Anne Fetterly - Scarlet Winds



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