Andrea Penney grew up in Labrador before moving to St. John’s to peruse her passion for crafting by taking a textiles course at the Anna Templeton Centre through the College of the North Atlantic. With a focus on acid and chemical dye and knitting inspired by her heritage and Newfoundland landscapes. Andrea has been enjoying learning new techniques and expanding her knowledge of the arts.
I have always been interested in traditional crafts but never fully felt satisfied making things that have been made over and over again. I felt the need to take traditional crafts a step further by adding my own flare. With this in mind, my work has become an exploration of different materials, often using vibrant and interesting colours, drawing inspiration from my heritage and nature to create unique pieces.