Colette van Haaren 
 Montreal, Quebec 

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Artist Statement:

Looping methods such as knitting, crochet, and hairpin lace fascinate me!

With yarn and knitting needles, a knitting machine, or a crochet hook you can create everything from scratch:

  • the yarn gives the fabric its feel and colour 
  • the stitches provide substance, texture and decoration
  • shaping techniques create form & fit  
  • fulling (shrinking down a knitted or crocheted item with the help of moisture, heat, and agitation) makes the fabric  dense and thick.

I'm always looking for ways to apply conventional techniques in unusual ways as well as looking for different uses for familiar forms.

I'm compelled to doing yarn crafts ~ I feel I was born to crochet and knit.









As of August 24, 2010, the work below is available at Noel Guyomarc'h in Montreal - see below for address.
(From March 9  to May 16, 2010, this textile jewelry was part of a group exhibition at STARK GALLERY in Canterbury, England.)

This necklace can be worn in various orientations

Add a colorful brooch, and the piece looks different

Four flat bracelets - interwoven - become a neck piece

Felted Möbius bracelet, 2010

Felted Möbius bracelets, 2010

From November 29, 2009 to January 31, 2010, my textile jewelry is part of Noel Guyomarc'h's December exhibition.

Necklaces and pendant; crochet, mercerized cotton, waxed cotton, raw wool, 2009

  Necklace & brooches, crochet, mercerized cotton, waxed cotton, raw wool, 2009  
Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h   
137  Laurier Avenue West   
Montréal, QC   

Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h Bijoux d'Art  
   a Gallery member of Klimt02


Möbius bracelet, crochet, felted alpaca, 2008    


Knitted, knotted necklaces are available at:  

Boutique Katrin Leblond
4647 Blvd. St-Laurent
(below Villeneuve)
Montréal, QC


Melons et Clementines
5659 Sherbrooke Street West
(near Oxford)
Montreal, QC