Outreach at Lion’s Gate Hospital

One of the mandates of our Guild is to reach out to our community through displays of our members’ work. The intent of the outreach is to create community awareness of our presence and encourage the practice of stitchery. Part of this outreach includes a quarterly display of the work of a featured member of our Guild at at our local Lions Gate Hospital’s palliative care facility.

Leading off 2024 displays is the work of member, Anni Hunt.

Anni considers herself a Mixed Media Artist with a heavy bias to textiles and stitch. She began developing her unique style in 1994 and has been creating and expanding her technique in this medium ever since. Anni has been a member of the Guild since 2010.

Working with our Outreach Coordinator, Roberta, the pieces that Anni has selected for display were part of the #100 Day Challenge on Instagram in 2023. She challenged herself to complete a mini collage measuring 4″ x 3″ in fabric and stitch every day for the duration of 100 days.

Some of the collages were done as triptychs and some as a series of nine (is there a word for nines?). The materials Anni used were from recycled fabrics or hand dyed silks, eco printed silks, and linens. In some cases stitch was added, or paint, or beads. One of the pieces that will be on display from January to March 2024 is pictured above. The aged look was enhanced by burning the edges of the finished pieces.

If you are in the area of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia, the display of Anni’s work is well worth the visit.

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