Kate Jackson has just finished a three year term as Artist-in-Residence in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre. She has received a number of awards for her embroidered Eyelet Casualties series including Best in Show at the 2007 Toronto Art Exhibition, and two awards from the Ontario Crafts Council in 2008.
Her most recent work of embroidered kleenex, was in the Fibreworks Biennial Juried Exhibition of Canadian Fibre Art in Cambridge and is currently in South Korea, and will then be touring Canada and the U.S. Jackson's work focuses on the intimacy and emotions felt during both quiet moments and powerful events.
Her latest series - Letters, pays tribute to the romance and joy of the posted letter. To make this work she uses her basic sewing machine, manually turning the fabric to draw with thread. Jackson often uses vintage linens and feminine cloth as her canvas, evoking feelings of nostalgia and romance.