Donna Stockdale is a fibre artist who creates wearable textiles, soft sculptures, and wall artworks inspired by the Precambrian shield landscape. Each piece is handcrafted individually, honouring the beauty and diversity of the skies, the rocky lakeshore, and the boreal forest near her northern Saskatchewan home. Painting and dyeing fabrics and fibres; hand-felting wool, silk, and plant fibres together to create new textiles, embellishing with stitch and leaf prints – all offer her endless possibilities for experimentation and discovery in describing the colours, forms, and textures in nature.
Stockdale has studied with many master feltmakers and other textile artists from around the world over the past twenty years. Her work has been shown in juried and other group exhibitions across Canada. She has received awards, most recently the Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation in Craft for her piece, Boreal Diversity, in Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial touring exhibition, Dimensions 2021.