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.

mined reCREATIONS Joanne Jones
Joanne at work in her Cambridge studio
mined reCREATIONS Miner Weekend bag
A one of a kind recycled textile weekend bag from mined reCREATIONS

A sneak peek at the Gord Downie | Chanie Wenjack Fund bags currently on Joanne’s work table:

mined reCREATIONS Downie | Wenjack bag sneak peek

mined reCREATIONS Downie | Wenjack bags sneak peek

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.

Olive&Arthur-rug mined reCREATIONS

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.

Listen to the interview on Amherst Island radio on Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 1pm or on the podcast (iTunes or GooglePlay) anytime.

All images © 2018 mined reCREATIONS used with permission.