Monday, October 15, 2012

Come see my work at the exhibit Variegated Threads in Oakville. Opening Saturday Nov. 2nd. at 2 pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The Exhibit is part of the World Festival of Threads and is on until Nov, 18th.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One of my two workshops for Culture Days

Countdown to Culture Days: Tapestry for Beginners

Check out Tapestry for Beginners at Leaside Public Library on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
Image courtesy of Christian Badanjak
Tapestry for Beginners with Juana Sleizer
In this activity, participants will learn the basics of tapestry weaving in a playful environment. Results will be surprising. You will experiment with unusual materials to create colourful textures and shapes while listening to music to help inspiration. Loom and materials will be provided and you will keep the loom for yourself. Program includes:
Getting acquainted with the materials (e.g. yarns, fabrics, etc.); notions of tapestry; looms; warp and weft; a little bit of history; how to begin and how to lock a weaving.
In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library hosts Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches throughout the city of Toronto. Culture Days @ The Library takes place September 28-20, 2012. Check out this year’s lineup and make a personalized schedule at

Friday, August 31, 2012

Many news

I have many news. You will be absolutely welcomed to participate if one of you are in Toronto for these dates:
I will be giving two Tapestry for Beginners workshops for Culture Days Toronto 2012:
1) Northern District Library on Saturday Sept. 29, 10-1.
2) Leaside Library on Friday Sept. 28 from 2-5 pm.
Please go to the website for more details:

I will participate in the 2012 World of Threads Festival in Oakville, Ontario.
My work will be exhibited in the show called Variegated Threads at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road, Yorkville, Ontario from Nov. 2 - 25. Opening reception will be on Saturday Nov. 3, 2-5 pm.

Toronto Public Library selected me again to exhibit in one of its branches. That will be the Yorkville Library on July 2013. I will send a notice more closer to the date.

The Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers made me the recipient of their 2012 Bursary with what I have to weave a Tapestry and show it to them in May 2013 and give a speech about the process of weaving it.

Monday, June 18, 2012


I'm so glad to tell that the Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers made me a recipient of their 2012 Bursary. In retribution they ask me to weave a tapestry for May 2013 and in that May meeting I'll have to show them the tapestry and explain the techniques I used to make it.For that I've told them I'll use one of my very artistic granddaughter's designs. She is just five but her "artworks" are amazingly good. I hope I dont sound like a very proud grandma. I keep her drawings in a folder and being in the process of weaving a scribble when I blew it up to the seize I wanted to acheive I realized that everything is in a "golden proportion"! and that was fascinating for me. I will be showing the work in progress very soon. 
Thank you to my fellow members!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Exhibiting my work at a private event in Richmond Hill, Ontario, May 6th. 2012

I was invited to participate in a small charity event taking place in a private mansion. My work was there with others' eg. quilts.
In the first picture I show a small tridimensional tapestry in a shadow box; in the 2nd. a sculpture including a wrapped tapestry, a basket with a Brasilian stone centre; 3rd. picture my book interpretation in an acrylic box. Meaning and explanations are provided in older posts in this blog except for the middle sculpture which is new. It's name: "Open the gates of the Garden of Eden".

Pictures of my exhibition at Fairview Library May 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My new tapestry exhibition

I have some news that I'd like to share with you all:
I will be exhibiting tapestries during the whole month of May at the Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto. Works can be seen at the regular library opening hours in the main hall.
If you'd like to know more about myself go the Spring issue of Fiber Focus Magazine, page 28 and read my article called " unstoppable creative force".
I will post pictures of the exhibition after May 1st.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

More pictures of Culture Days

All below photos by
Christian Badanjak, courtesy of Culture Days
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