Kate Jackson


Recipient of the Mary Robertson Textile Scholarship

Kate Jackson is a graduate of the Material Art & Design program at OCAD University. After a three year residency in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre, she moved to Banff Alberta to work at the Banff Centre Library and teach workshops in the Visual Arts Department. Now that she is settled in Toronto, Kate has a new studio space at Studio Huddle. Her studio practice focuses on a technique that she is developing called Fragile Embroidery – embroidering on materials considered too weak to withstand needle and thread. Kate works with patience as a conceptual theme in her work and a necessity in production. She has embroidered Kleenex, paper towel, cheerios, flowers, and peeling paint and has been researching and developing ways to stitch into ice, snow, tree leaves, spider webs and a film of mould.

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