Faye Jacobs is a weaver, sculptural textile artists, and teacher with over fifty years of experience.
Faye was introduced to textile art by custom knitting throughout an Olympic skiing career, furthering her Talents post-competition by manufacturing professional skiwear and boots. She studied and practiced Fiberarts in Boulder, Colorado, and Berkeley, California, returning to Canada in 1999. Faye was the lead hand in restoring the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum and received a 2017 Volunteer Service Award for Ontario 150. An active member of the Surface Design Association, Faye has conducted workshops in papermaking, natural dyes, specialized weaving techniques, felting, and eco-printing.
“Textiles are a lifelong spiritual journey, filled with curiosity about the world. Ideas are generated by studying how textiles are expressed in all cultures. Thread, yarn, cloth and felt are all tactile, warm, textural, and flush with colour.
I realize that weaving is an internal mathematical space, allowing me to organize my ideas properly in place.
Textile art interacts on two and three-dimensional platforms. I create free-standing sculptures, handmade paper/silk, felt, and wearable art.
My goal is to infuse the energy of mindful growth in every piece. My life is rich with ‘textile people’, who give me joy.”