Fashions by Sandra
The fashions by Sandra label represents the outcome of a passionate interest in the details of design, a selection of special fabrics, and a dedication to artistry.
Handbags, garments and accessories are inspired by traditional techniques using simple lines, detailed piecing, and creative use of colour and texture.
Since my teens, I’ve worked with fabric, initially making clothes, small quilts, quilted vests, etc. About ten yrs. ago, I began focussing on one-of-a-kind bed linens. I also found creative ways to reuse the table linens of our mother’s and grandmother’s generations by embellishing duvet covers and pillow shams, creating cushion covers, etc. rather than having these items sit at the back of cupboard shelves and buffets. More recently, I returned to an earlier endeavor of creating with woven ribbons. These range from small collages to wall hangings.
9945 Willow Street
250 416 0074
Sage House Studio
Traditional rug hooking
For over twenty years, Colleen has practised a technique which she assimilated from her Mennonite ancestors. She uses a hook to pull strips of dyed and “as-is” new and recycled wool fabric through a foundation backing of burlap or linen to form a dense pile comprised of loops. Her rugs, pillows and hangings, whimsical and full of colour, are enjoyed in homes throughout the world.