Artwork by Lilly Thorne
About Lilly Thorne
For over 30 years I have been intrigued by the endless possibilities of
exploring and transforming textile materials into fascinating creations, manifested in the form of garments and wall hangings. Elements of texture, embellishment, surface techniques, depth, movement, pattern, color and inner visions have defined my path.
Over the years, I have noticed that my work has been moving in cycles forming one giant series and, upon reflection, I can see that it is emerging, in a holistic sense as an expression of my being and life's experiences.
I strive to project the joyful, beauty of the nature that surrounds us, and the elements that uplift the human spirit. If I had one goal for my work, it would be to make someone, just for a moment, forget their troubles and feel a sense of delight and happiness.
Lilly has further enhanced her teaching abilities and professional
development by studying with many world renowned teachers and has achieved certificates from the London Institute of City and Guilds in Art & Design and Embroidery and Surface Design. Her award winning work can be found in private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and in numerous books and magazines.