August 2–11, 2019

Textile Art Demo: Zero Waste Fun with Polyester Double-Knit

August 4 (Sunday)
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Presenter: Leah Price

From maligned to marvellous, watch as master recycler and zero waste textile artist Leah Price demonstrates simple freehand machine embroidery and reverse appliqué techniques to transform cast-off vintage polyester double-knit into colourful canvasses which will then be mounted for framing.

Inspired by the constraints and freedom of using discard as her sole raw material, master recycler Leah Price embraces the challenge to make something out of nothing. Couture sewing techniques transform unwanted and maligned polyester double-knit and other unfortunate vintage textiles into beautiful—and often humorous—colourful and texture-rich canvasses, sparking a dialogue around sustainability, connection and sense of place and inviting a new appreciation for the potential inherent in the unwanted.

A graduate of the Vancouver Master Recycler program, Leah holds a Bachelor of Education from UBC, a Fashion Arts certificate from VCC and the privilege of many years training under couturier Blossom Jenab.


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