Feltscapes at the library

Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Public Library.

Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Public Library.

Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Public Library.

McTavish-Mint’s exhibition, Feltscapes, will brighten the library through November.

Fiber artist Lindsey McTavish-Mint studied textile design at the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson, followed by two years at the International Academy of Design in Toronto where she received her diploma in fashion design. Having a passion for all things fibre and textile, as well as a love of the Canadian landscape, McTavish-Mint creates feltscapes — felted scenes reminiscent of works by the Group of Seven and inspired her family’s island in Bayfield Inlet.

Works in this show traverse the four seasons with titles such as March Storm, Poppies, Fall Birches and Afternoon Ski, among others. These small works are complemented by the large, atmospheric Night at the Gorge.

All of McTavish-Mint’s feltscapes work with hand-felted pieces and stitchery to create multi-dimensional depth and drama.

In addition to her work as a fine artist, Lindsey also has an independent, Canadian-made clothing line sold in stores across the country.

 

Just Posted

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

Local Parachutes for the Planet visit B.C. Legislature

Nelson students made parachutes to push for climate change action

LETTER: Fix the potholes

From reader Bob Johnson

Kootenay Co-op Radio calls for support to avoid deficit

The annual funding drive is important to the station’s financial health

VIDEO: Protesters in Penticton gather to rally against sleeping-on-sidewalk bylaw

The proposed bylaw would outlaw sitting or lying on the city’s downtown sidewalks

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Kootenay man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

Nathaniel Jessup 32 of Creston has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine McAdam and offering an indignity to a body.

Most Read