Author Archives: melaniethompsonsaltspring

About melaniethompsonsaltspring

A free spirit that loves working with natural materials to create beautiful art.

blog post of note

Janine Vangool who is the editor, publisher, and chief cook and bottlewasher of this fabulous magazine, uppercase, posted this in her blog-thank you Janine.



Just came out, excited to see all the work installed.

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some other completed works

These are some weavings I made for an upcoming basketry guild show. Also hanging isĀ kelp, sweet grass, cordage, and raffia plus some lovely seed pods. While I have been working on the bark residency I have also finished some other … Continue reading

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bark residency 2017

  I decided I would create material residencies in my studio this year. I have lots of different materials I have been waiting to use. Usually the material is used for a one off piece and I wanted time to … Continue reading

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big winter snows this last week, home bound, roads unplowed, in the studio working on a prototype for a bigger piece, not very happy with the result but through trial and error I now know how I want to proceed. … Continue reading

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Yeah, we did it!

unabashed bragging, so happy to get this email the other day. Dear Melanie and Judith, Thank you for your proposal for a showcase in 2017. The jury were very taken with your plan, the inspiration behind it, and the many … Continue reading

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This is ongoing work for the homemaker installation, currently titled ‘Mrs. Williams, Homage to a Homemaker, In Praise of Women’s Work. This apron is made from cook book pages stitched together and sewn into an apron. Judith, my collaborator, made … Continue reading

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