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Zero-waste textile, fiber, paper artist and craftivist, Sandra Clarke, has been untangling skeins of yarn, repurposing fabric, and making useful shiny things for over 30 years. Born in the colourful, Celtic, Montreal neighbourhood of Griffintown, and educated in Montreal, New York, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Toronto, helped Sandra develop her eclectic style. Her textile, fiber, and paper arts and courses include; eco-printing, natural rust dyeing, quilting, embroidery, weaving, spinning, sewing, felting, crochet, knitting, junk journals, altered books, contemporary scrapbooking, and digital paper art. On the shiny arts side, she creates and teaches; fused glass, beaded trees of life, jewelry, and button making. Her art can be seen regularly in boutiques, galleries, and online. Sandra illustrations are featured in ecology themed coloring books that can be found on Amazon, art galleries, and in her courses. Nature themes are also explored in Sandra's illustrations, both graphic and by hand. Using Adobe Illustrator Sandra creates colourful, multi-patterned designs representing nature, ecological, community, steampunk, gothic, shabby chic, vintage, and journaling themes. Patterns are largely featured in Sandra’s art. She employs the Fibonacci Sequence, non-euclidean mathematics, and fractals in many of her art forms. She teaches art and art business courses online, in galleries and schools. Sandra gives traditional arts a contemporary life while still retaining practicality and function. Fueled by the fast-fashion rebellion, visible mending and craftivism, Sandra's zero-waste philosophy results in ethically made and thoughtfully re-fashioned textile, fibre, and paper art. Sandra's life and art was deeply affected by the death of her daughter, Emily, on January 1st, 2021 due to complications from her May 2019 heart transplant. Sandra lives with her husband and son, dividing her time between her home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and her off-grid cabin-in-the-woods near Algonquin Park in Highlands East, Ontario.