Mary Pal

Morning Conversations, 24 x 34 inches, cheesecloth on stitched cloth, 2016. $1200

Morning Conversations, 24 x 34 inches, cheesecloth on stitched cloth, 2016. $1200

Teaching, Texture & Textiles ...

Mary Pal is a Canadian fibre artist best known for her cheesecloth portraits. Her work has been exhibited internationally, purchased for private and museum collections throughout North America as well as published in several books and magazines and featured on television.  

An experienced teacher for almost 40 years, she enjoys sharing her passion for textile art with students all over the world through her very popular workshops. She is an enthusiastic promoter of the fibre art movement.


Workshop Schedule:

Sunday, March 19 - 12:30 - 4:30 pm - Carriageway Studios, Almonte

The Mane Event: An adventure in colour and texture on fabric with Mary Pal - Cost: $75 (includes all supplies; you may bring an 11x14 canvas if you prefer that to a foamcore base)

Remember Colour by Number? This is almost that easy! In this workshop for complete beginners, you will learn how to add colour to fabric with water-soluble wax pastels and embellish with texture by adding sculpted cheesecloth. Then you will mount your finished piece on foamcore, ready for framing. Mary will provide the pattern, show you both her trademark technique of sculpting cheesecloth for the mane and how to achieve a luminous watercolour look on fabric. No sewing required!


March 28 - Apr 2, 2017 - Florida Focus on Fiber Retreat: Workshop 1: Cheesecloth Portraits

                                                                                              Workshop 2: Painted & Sculpted Landscapes

June 5-9, 2017 - London, ON, Western University, CEG London: 5-day Cheesecloth Imagery on Fabric

July 10-14, 2017 - Haliburton, ON - 5-day Cheesecloth Imagery on Fabric


For titles and prices of these pieces, please visit her website

Please contact Mary for information about her artwork, private lessons, workshops or a studio tour.



Instagram: @marybpal