In the news…
I just wanted to share an article that came out last month in the local paper, the Powell River Peak. A front page mention and full page article.
“What does an electrical engineer do when she applies her skills to fabric arts? In the case of Texada Islander Deb Dumka, 58, she incorporates effects like lighting and the sounds of nature into three-dimensional handfelted carpets.
Her work has evolved considerably since she sewed her first button on a doll at age four. Now Dumka is a nationally-recognized fabric artist who is president of the Canadian Crafts Federation (CCF).
‘Crafts organizations are working to shift the public perception of crafts as hobbies. Craftspeople are, in fact, small business people. Our goal is to create an environment which acknowledges craft as a legitimate field of endeavour and where people who choose to work in craft can have a viable existence. We all benefit from creative expression in ourselves and others.’
Currently, Dumka sells her work of handbags and felt jewellery in 12 galleries across Canada and at the Seattle Art Museum. Her work can be viewed online. She is preparing for a solo show of animated objects opening next August in Vancouver.”
Read the full article here.