Joan MacKenzie – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Joan MacKenzie

Joan is a fibre artist born here on Cape Breton Island. She originally started working with quilting and assorted fibre art techniques and years ago added rug hooking as well. Her education in art and design has adapted to all the different areas of creative work that she enjoys. After finding rug hooking she discovered dyeing fabric increased the scope of her creativity. A few years back she opened a rug hooking shop in Sydney to sell her dyed wool and teach. She was raised in a very creative family which explains her broad interests in all things fibre related. A common thread through all Joan’s work is her use of colour. She finds that combining colours is a creative outlet all of its own.