Mary Andrews, our own weaving legend, passed away on Sunday evening, July 29, 2018 in Banff, Alberta at the age of 102. She brought her weaving expertise from the east coast to the prairies and so many of us benefited from her knowledge and her wonderful teaching skills. Her legacy lives on and remains a large part of our weaving heritage.
The Whyte Museum in Banff's Women of Fibre Exhibit featured Mary Andrews, a prolific, consummate weaver and teacher who helped keep the art alive over many decades. Mary is a life-time member of HWSDA and lives in Banff, Alberta.
Women of Fibre: Mary Garnham Andrews and Articulation features a broad selection of the weaving of Mary Garnham Andrews, 95 year old Banff artist and Master Weaver. While Mary's work anchors the exhibition in the tradition of weaving, the contemporary works of Articulation, an eclectic group of fibre artists, illustrates the ongoing vibrancy of fibre arts across Canada. The works of Articulation are inspired by the Whyte Museum's collection.
(Left) Mary Garnham Andrews with her weaving, 2011, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
(Right) Mary Garnham Andrews' Sashes, fibre weaving, cotton, 1970's, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Mary Andrews turns 100 years old - celebrated on April 4, 2016. A truly remarkable woman to whom all weavers owe a great debt of gratitude. On her right is Lyn Pflueger and on her left is Sandy Powers.