Textile fiber art and wearable art.
| 1120 Pembroke Street | 250-514-1003
Leslie Charlton’s grandmother was an avid recycler before recycling was cool, and taught her to make rag rugs out of scraps, which inspired her lifelong love of textiles.
She tries to incorporate repurposed materials into all her pieces. She often uses fabrics that would otherwise end up in the landfill and repurposes them into something new. Everything from discarded sheets, tent fabric, fasteners, billboard vinyl, denim, t-shirts, wool sweaters and other textiles, she makes into new items.
The eclectic nature and range of her work is what inspired the name of her business: Ful Fibre. “I am a trained weaver but like to experiment with many different textile disciplines. I chose the name Ful Fibre because under that name, I can pursue several different techniques – sewing, printing, dyeing, spinning, and knitting, to name just a few,” Leslie said.
Leslie has an Applied Arts diploma in Weaving and studied Navajo weaving in New Mexico and loves to learn more about the history behind clothing and the processes used to create fabric.