Catherine M Thomson CV
Email: wool-garden@shaw.ca Phone: (250) 598-9353
Web site: http://catherinethomsondesigns.com/

Book: “The Lace Knitting Palette” by Catherine M. Thomson. Leisure Arts, 2011.
- https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/leisure-arts-5586-the-lace-knitting-palette/patterns



• 2021-22 Mesure/Démesure: International Mini-Textile Competition Angers Museums, France: July 3, 2021, to January 9, 2022.
- There are 62 exhibitors from 21 countries. Due to the success of the exhibit, it was extended until May 22, 2022
• 2020 (September-December) “personal and material geographies”: Craft Council of British Columbia - an exhibition of contemporary craft in partnership with the Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC.
- One of 23 BC artists featured, including 7 invited First Nations Artists.
• 2018 Alberta Craft Council “Process; Thinking Through”. Participating Artist. Edmonton January-April; Calgary June-August.
• 2015 Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design: Patterns of Space Exhibition. April 9 - May 24 2015.
• 2015 Alberta Craft Council “The language of craft.” April 4 – July 4, 2015.
• 2015 Medalta: International Tool Show, September-November 2015 .
• 2015 Craft Council of BC, "Textile Intersections - Sustainability and Technology Conference", Presentation September 2015.
• 2014-15 Lacemakers Exhibition, Orleans Gallery, London, England. Oct 2014-Jan 2015.
• 2014 Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library “Feeding the Soul: the Value of Craft in Modern Society” May-Sept 2014.
• 2013 Alberta Craft Council: Golden Edge Exhibition. January 12 - March 30.
• 2011-13 Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, Australia) - Love Lace - 30 July 2011 to June 2013: one of 134 artists from 20 countries.
• 2010 (July 10-September 25): Shetland Lace shawl accepted for “For the love of Craft”, Alberta Craft Council (Edmonton) 30th Anniversary - special exhibition exploring the love of making fine craft.
• 2009 One of 208 Canadian fine craft artists from all provinces and territories selected to be part of the Unity and Diversity exhibit in the Canadian guest pavilion at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale. Seoul, Korea.
• 2008 Alberta “Focus on Fibre” Designer award: First Prize and Best of category. The shawl was part of display at the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Craft Council of Alberta Gallery.
• 2007 Lace Guild (England) Tri-annual lace competition and exhibition. Medal of Excellence.
• 2007 World of Threads Festival 2007: Common Thread Exhibition (Sheridan Institute, Ontario): First prize, Traditional Design.
• 2007 “Crafty Communications” p162-168 In: Proceedings of the "New Craft - Future Voices". International Conference and Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, 04-06 July, 2007.
• 2006 Australia “Blurring the Boundaries: Fashion Design Innovation in Contemporary Knitting”. New approach to shawl design.
• 2005 “Let's Celebrate”: La Encajera - Lace Contest, La Senyera, Valencia, Spain: Certificate.
• 2004 Alberta “Focus on Fibre” Designer award: First Prize. The shawl was part of a display at the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Craft Council of Alberta Gallery.
• 2004 "Historical Threads of Shetland Lace Knitting - talk and display". North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association 2004 AGM Educational Forum, Fibre Arts and Fleece Competitions July 2-4 2004, Olds College, Olds, Alberta Canada
• 2004 Workshop and display of original Shetland Lace works. North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association 2004 AGM Educational Forum, Fibre Arts and Fleece Competitions July 2-4 2004, Olds College, Olds, Alberta Canada
• 2003 December 6th and 7th, my knitting studio was part of my municipality's (Oak Bay) Artists’ Studio Tour.
• 2003 A 3-month solo exhibition of ten of my designs in Drumlanrig's Tower in Hawick, Scotland, under the auspices of the Scottish Borders Council Museums & Galleries.
• 2002 Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland: Very highly commended.
• 2001 Gibsons Landing Fiber Festival, BC, Canada: Best of show.
• 2001 Australian Cotton Fibre Expo, “Taking cotton into the new Millennium”, NSW, Australia.
• 2001 BC Fabric and Fibre Artists 30th anniversary exhibition, “Threads of life, the culture of cloth”: a historical and contemporary exhibition. Round House, Vancouver, Canada.
• 2000 Knitting Guild of America International Millennium Design contest: 1st place, Lace section.
• 1999 Knitting Guild of America International design contest: 1st place, Lace section.
• 1999 Knitting Guild of America International design contest: 1st place, Lace Precision and Endurance section.