Alison Irwin lives in Maple Bay and has a weaving studio set up in her home. She teaches beginner courses and more advanced classes both locally and beyond BC’s borders. One look at her handouts and you know she's got a graphic arts background! Several of her projects have been published in 'Handwoven' magazine (Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado).
Alison also likes to keep a camera close by. Some of the images taken on her walks down to the beach, or out in the yard, or in the studio are then altered a little or a lot in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division