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Surface Design Association Members in British Columbia and the Yukon


Kathy Ainscough
Susan Andrews Grace
Anne Marie Andrishak
Ulrieke Benner
Terri Bibby
Cher Cartwright
Connie Chapman
Linda Coe
Pat Crucil
Gloria Daly
Jessica de Haas
Victoria Dixon
Andrée Fredette
Mariana Frochtengarten
Hanna Haapasalo
Eleanor Hannan
Barbara Heller
Anni Hunt
Jean L. Kares
Jane Kenyon
Jennifer Love
Judi MacLeod
Barbara McCaffrey
Theshini Naicker
Catherine Nicholls
Yoriko Oki
Julie Pongrac
Kaija Rautiainen
Brigitte Rice
Lesley Richmond
Thomas Roach
Joanna Rogers
Michelle Sirois-Silver
Lucy Slykerman
Lilly Thorne
Lesley Turner
Yvonne Wakabayashi
Angelika Werth

Lilly Thorne
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Since a child, Lilly has been intrigued by the endless possibilities of exploring and transforming textile materials into fascinating creations, manifesting itself in the form of garments and wall hangings.   Elements of texture, pattern, depth, surface, movement and embellishment, all combine to create the reality of her inner vision. 

Lilly draws inspiration from all around her as she absorbs the joyful beauty of nature and the human spirit.  Her work has been moving in cycles, forming one giant series, reflecting her travels, memories and personal experiences.

Her current work focuses on the surface design of arashi shibori and the photographic images of her world travels.

Lilly has achieved certificates from London Institute of City and Guilds in Art & Design, Embroidery and Surface Design.  Her award winning work can be found in private collections in Canada, U.S. and Europe.

Instructor in surface design and quilting.