Having been Vancouver's Wool Store since 1939, we have had the pleasure of seeing our wool being made into many beautiful works of art and famous items across the world.
Here for your viewing pleasure are photos of some of these items.
Our wool was used in an Art Exhibit called "WE: VANCOUVER; 12 MANIFESTOS FOR THE CITY" at the Vancouver Art Gallery from February 12 to May 1, 2011. Our wool was part of the work by MGB Architecture, a North Vancouver architectural firm that focuses on green, sustainable materials and designs.
At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, an exhibit titled 'Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast' from July 16, 2011 - February 27, 2011 featured textile and fibre art of 20 Aboriginal artists from Alaska, Yukon, BC and Washington State. Our wool was used in one of the pieces, "Hageman 7idansuu Robe".
About the piece:
The Hageman-7ldansuu Raven's Tail Chief's Robe 2009
In homage to and after the Swift Robe at the Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; collected about 1800 by Captain Benjamin Swift.
Raven's Tail 'Z' spun weft and warp
Collection: Courtesy of Chief 7ldansuu Jim Hart
Photo: Kenji Nagai
Our wool was in a movie called On Strike for Christmas which aired on The W Network (Channel 19) in December 2010. The wool store set in the movie is filled with our wool!
Canadian artists Michael Caines and Leah Decter displayed this sculpture (titled Cold Comfort) in an art gallery in Los Angeles. The non-commercial art gallery, RAID Projects, included this piece as part of the Ebb & Flow exhibition in December 2006.
Musqueam Weavers Debra Sparrow, Robyn Sparrow, Krista Point, Gina Grant and Helen Calbreath have work made from our wool hanging in Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
"In celebration of the Coast Salish art and craft practiced by Musqueam people, four weavings were commissioned to hang in the International Terminal [of YVR]." - YVR