Showtime!

My work is in a show that opens this weekend up in Edmonton at the Alberta Craft Council. It’s exciting, since it’s the first time I’ll be in a show in a city that I haven’t lived in. The show features emerging craft artists, mostly ACAD grads, including Jen who graduated with me. Hopefully, I will get a chance to go up and see it!

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Blogged!

Today I was blogged on Mackenzie’s awesome ArtClothText blog. He did a three part feature of ACAD graduating fibre students’ work at the grad show.


Website, finally!

Yay! After months of figuring out how to make my site (with many wasted hours and failed attempts), I’m finally successful. Hopefully I will now be able to update it without somehow losing what I’ve got. You can check it out at melissawong.ca.


Graduation Day!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The last few weeks have been a countdown to graduation. I was busy finishing the convocation shawl for ACAD’s president, Dr. Doz; putting the finishing touches on my grad show work; organizing the massive pile of stuff that was emptied from my studio at school; and sewing up a dress to wear to the grad show. Well, it’s all said and done now, and graduation day has already come and gone. It’s hard to believe that my four years of ACAD are in the past.

Above: The finished shawl! Woven with bamboo and silk, hand-dyed habotai silk, embroidered details.

I was a little uncertain about how I was going to install my work for the show. I did a little trial run in the entrance to my place, hanging it up with packing tape and several strings. But, it worked out. I got the space I had requested, and the trial run helped make the installation go pretty smooth.

Above: Circumintervention, woven tapestry with hand-dyed needlepoint lace, cart, equipment, 2011

ACAD’s grad show is on until May 28.