Brenda Laine began creating finely tailored coats from vintage fabrics, exhibiting in the 90's in fashion shows in Canada and the U.S. She designed and sewed 'reams' of clothing, aroused by trunkloads of Italian brocades and 70's knit polyesters. She collaborated with First Nation's Artist to build boldly appliquéd jackets, suits and coats . She currently designs for the 'boutique' marketplace, a classy line of knitwear dresses and merino wool wraps and jackets. Her most artistic passion is playfully combining wool plaids with brightly colored mohair scarves to create tailored fluffy jackets.
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