Lia JOY, Textile Artist
& Solar Slow Fashion
Designed and handcrafted by Lia, each collection is born in her workshop in Mile-End, Montreal, Canada.
Lia takes great care in the finishes details, choice of materials, all natural, with a predilection for flax fiber.
Portrait of the artist.
A graduate of History of Art/Archeology and Visual Arts, Lia grew up by the ocean (French Basque country) in a very pronounced Beach/Surf culture.
A DNA that nourishes her work and approach.
At a very young age, she discovered a passion for thread and knitted her first sweater at 13 years old. A practice that has never left her, that she has nurtured, over the years, by expanding her techniques (crochet, weaving, embroidery....) Her watchword and medium, : Thread, in all its forms.
''My work is structured in 2 stages :
1-A summer Capsule collection, handmade, promise of an endless summer :)
2-My weavings, textile expression & ancestral craftmanship that resonates in me like a permanence,
a heritage (family and human), my love for meticulous work where time has no hold.
In each of my practices, I see a Ariadne's trail. My path. My passion.''
As Kurt Vonnegut said :
''The practice of Art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow.''
Thank you very much for the visit and if you have any questions, want to collaborate,
that will be my pleasure to answer you.