Catherine Nicholls


I live and work near Vancouver, B.C. and am inspired by the natural world around me, my travels and the people I meet. Stories, legends and the history of people, place and culture provide me with the creative raw materials for themed exhibitions in North America and abroad. My life revolves around painting, drawing, surface design, machine and hand quilting and working with paper and fabric in any way possible!

I spent many years running my own interior design business and then made the jump to textiles. I hold qualifications in Patchwork and Quilting from City and Guilds and currently tutor City and Guilds online courses with DesignMatters.
I enjoy teaching textile and mixed media workshops where ever they might be! My work travels the globe with the exhibiting group SiX.

I love words and writing them down, and am 1/3 of thr3fold journal, the journal of creative vision.