1. Workshops. It tickles us that you find our Workshops so enjoyable.. so we'll tell you a secret: "We enjoy them too.. just as much as you do!!". You'll find snippets of your comments on our "Workshop Feedback" page.
Please let us know if you or your group wish to be informed of the workshops we'll be conducting in 2018.
2. You can follow us on Facebook at Garden Spirits.
The art of Fabric Sculpting... ...was introduced to Eastern Canada by Dutch-born artist, Tineke Doornbosch. It's a Dutch art that Tineke learned in Holland and proudly brought to Canada several years ago.
It's the ultimate in re-cycling. What better way to give lasting life to your old T-Shirts and Grandma's old Doilies? We convert them (or show you how to convert them) to durable outdoor/indoor fabric sculptures which we lovingly call 'Garden Spirits'.
Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture. Most can be left outside all year round.. summer and winter. They are virtually weather impervious.
We have gorgeous granite rock in our area which, when used as a base for a Garden Spirit, can provide a striking anchor to the Sculpture and a stunning bridge to your garden.
Garden Spirits may be made from the most ordinary of materials found around the house.. or from exotic heirloom material. Either way, they evoke a sense of peace, calm and simplicity.
Best of all- "They make you smile!!
Tineke and husband Dan cordially invite you to visit their Perth Atelier anytime... by chance or by appointment.
Placed near a pond, a path, a garden, a brook. In a kitchen, a den, on a shelf, in a nook. With sedentary grace, each figure will cry: "I am your Spirit... a new friend to sit by".