For episode 14, I spoke on the phone with recycled textile artist Joanne Jones of mined reCREATIONS in Cambridge, Ontario. I started following Joanne on Instagram a while back and met her in November 2017 at a Toronto show, where our fundraising plan was hatched. Hear about how Joanne got started in recycled textiles, her process, her amazing scholarship project, and a bit about our fundraising collaboration in the interview.
A sneak peek at the Gord Downie | Chanie Wenjack Fund bags currently on Joanne’s work table:
See Joanne’s work in person at booth U54 at the upcoming 2018 One of a Kind Winter Show in Toronto, or visit her studio at 1916 Coronation Blvd. in Cambridge. Website minedrecreations.com, instagram @minedrecreations and facebook minedrecreations.
As promised, here’s the rug made by her grandparents that sparked Joanne’s interest in recycling textiles into beautiful, durable creations.
Joanne created an amazing weekend bag from my old university jacket, which I use all the time now. I was so excited that I posted a video of it on Instagram here.
All images © 2018 mined reCREATIONS used with permission.