Mel Sweetnam – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Mel Sweetnam

Mel combines her life-long fibre arts studies and academic studies in biology to explore and teach a vast array of plant-based mordants and dyes, and an ecological stewardship approach to all fibre arts. Mamie’s Schoolhouse was founded by ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and the Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild, founder of the Unama’ki/Cape Breton Fibre Trail, and President of the Victoria County Arts Council. Mamie was Mel’s Mother and her first fibre arts and conservation teacher.