Shirley Browsky


"Texture is the fabric of my life. There is no place for static smooth surfaces. I try to put some of that texture into every piece of fabric I create. Each creation literally takes place from the ground up using the fibres of my own sheep. I am intrigued by the interaction of colours with each other and with weave structures. I work mainly in wool, mohair, cotton and silk, most of which are hand-dyed by me. My work has been exhibited in fashion shows in Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, and have won many awards of excellence. I also create unique polymer clay shawl pins and buttons to co-ordinate with my garments as well as creating felt 'paintings'."