December 8, 2009

Jessica deHaas

Jessica de Haas has had a lifelong passion for fibre arts - it may have started as a child when she received a Fisher-Price loom for Christmas.  In her teens she had a batik clothing business, and studied the art form in Indonesia.  After nearly a decade of travels, interspersed with both formal art school training and self directed studies, she settled down in Vancouver and started  her clothing line, Funk Shui.   Using the ancient art of feltmaking,  Jessica creates gorgeous, one of a kind fabric which is sculpted into wearable pieces such as hats, shawls, scarves and jackets.  She is fascinated by the metamorphosis of ordinary materials into something extraordinary, through the primitive process of feltmaking.   She has been selling her work from her Atelier on Granville Island since 2006.

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