Each year, the committee and volunteers for The Wearable Art Show highlight a unique component of wearable art. The goal is to showcase and educate about the many ways that art, jewellery and clothing can be constructed and embellished; spotlighting the makers, designers and artists who use these techniques.
Once selected, The Wearable Art Show committee creates an Artist Challenge – asking each of the participants in the show to incorporate the selected medium into their own art. These are displayed for show attendees to vote on and select their favourite.
The 2022 theme ‘Tangled Webs’ explores Weaving and the featured artist is Pat Burns Wendland.
Pat earned the designation of Master Spinner in 1983 from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. Weaving was a natural progression for her, then sewing and designing garments from the handwoven and dyed cloth. She graduated from Seneca College receiving high honours in the Dressmaking Certificate Program.
Surface design has become a large part of Pat’s repertoire adding texture to the handwoven cloth. It is always about the cloth first.