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Natural, sumptuous textures add an inviting, organic esthetic to your home. Luckily, Victoria is blessed with numerous textile artists creating beautiful — and functional — wares.

MATERIAL GIRLS For Heather Dewy and Suzuna Nagamine — the weavers of Wovenwares — unique textiles add life to a home. They weave their simple and stunning wares from carefully selected materials, such as local alpaca wool from Vancouver Island’s Hinterland yarns used in their rugs. Their favourite homeware to create is their squares: “They are totally multi-functional and come in all sizes filling many purposes,” Nagamine says. “Bath or kitchen towel, handkerchief and napkin, to be used in every room of the house.” wovenwares.xyz Dewy and Nagamine use a herringbone pattern in their multi-purpose squares, which are made from organic cotton and linen.

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KNOW YOUR KNOTS

SWEET HEIRLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

TACTILE TREASURES

HERE &NOW

From bohemian wall hangings to retro plant hangers, the pieces by Danielle Roy of Art + Soul Creative are made with the intricate knots of macramé. The Duncan-based artist believes macramé is a fun way to add character and natural elements to any space. “Being that I’m an Island girl, I use any excuse to scour our beaches to collect local driftwood to use,” Roy says. “All my pieces are made with 100 per cent cotton fibre — many are also embellished with other elements like copper and natural crystals.” etsy.com/ca/shop/artsoulcreate

Made on a piece of driftwood foraged in Tofino, the above wallhanging contains naturally dyed 100 per cent cotton rope imported from Turkey.

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