Fiona Bailey studied Textiles at Sheridan College, where she graduated with honours in 2007. Her work combines a formal knowledge of textiles with some of her life long passions, including horticulture and photography.  The natural world inspires most of what Fiona makes; from her hand needle felted botanical motifs to a hand tied bouquet of fresh flowers.  She creates her designs from her studio in Toronto.

Artist’s Statement

I am curious.  I enjoy gathering materials and combining processes in unexpected ways.

I am a creator. My art enables me to explore my thoughts, emotions and ideas in a physical way; I can make an idea and hold it in my hands.

I am an observer.  Intrigued by mementos of every day life, I incorporate and draw ideas from my daily surroundings.