April 30 to June 1st, 2013
A FRENZY OF FIBER- FIBER ART
Just a little about me...My name is Debi Purvis and for the past 8 years my family and I
have made Lindsay our home. I have always been a creative spirit since as far back as I
can remember. Over the years I have experimented in many mediums always returning
and concentrating my efforts mostly in fibre arts.
Unlike a lot of artists I have spoken with, my art education does not exceed the high-
school years preferring the self-taught path which has served me quite well educating
myself through books, galleries and practical hands-on experience.
I have participated in many local craft shows here in town and out and have hosted
many of my own, both in my own homes and those of close friends over the years. I
have been commissioned to do custom orders occasionally as I have always preferred
creating “one-of-a-kind” designs.
For the past couple of years I have entered my designs in the annual Lindsay Fair and
to my delight have received quite a few red ribbons. Before that, while living in Norland,
I entered one of my rug-hooking designs in the Kinmount Fair and also received a red
ribbon for that as well.
As I've continued on my life path I have acquired a great respect for our planet and it's
inhabitants and the environment in which we all live. I have tried to incorporate some
of those ideals into my creative life as well choosing to use re-purposed materials for my
creations as much as possible excluding the poly-fibrefill which I use to fill my stuffed
projects. Therefore a lot of my creations are “one of a kind” and separately unique.
Just recently I have started to embrace the “technology world” and have acquired a site
for my designs on Etsy.com.
Looking at this next phase of my life I plan to devote more of my time and energy to my
creative spirit and have set out on a path to get myself and my art a higher public profile.