Friday, April 14, 2017

Contemporary Aboriginal Couture

by Shannon Kilroy
Blanket Jacket by Shannon Kilroy of Earthline Fashions

by Shannon Kilroy
Earthline Fashions by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

by Shannon Kilroy

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CFDC Artisan Catalogue

Artists of the Nicola Valley – Celebrating Art and Culture in our Community

This spring, the Courthouse Art Gallery published a beautiful art book, a project that was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the visual artists  of the Nicola Valley, who are working either professionally or for personal fulfillment. It features 27 artists, including: Arnold Mosley, Jack Andreasen, Bill Edmonds, Roger Kamp, Mary Longman, Opie Oppenheim, Pius Chong, Doug Strand, Cassandra Dolen, Shannon Kilroy, MK Dahlquist-Gray, Jean Kiegerl, Ellen Norgaard, Evelyn Armstrong, Bev Veale, Georgina Beatty, John Taylor, Leonard A. George, Cindilla Trent, Surinder Panghali, Joslyn Freels, Les Hampton, Bobbi Parkes, Gwayne Point, Nancy Saddleman, Jana Sasaki, and Barbara Rode.
The book is for sale as a fundraiser for the Arts Council, $40 – available at the Courthouse Art Gallery and Baillie House Info Booth, in Merritt.
Throughout the process, we have discovered a  diversity of artists and media. And we hope that artists who haven’t contacted us yet will, so that they can become part of the this initiative and our future endeavours.

About Me...

Coming from a long line of seamstresses and artists who have traditionally worked with embroidery, beading, fringe and deer hide, I am proud to carry on my family tradition.

EARTHLINE Contemporary Aboriginal Fashions are designed for the contemporary woman, man and child. People of today demand versatile clothes for their busy schedule that satisfy their aesthetic and creative needs. They are ready-to-wear, or specialty, one-of-a-kind designs are currently marketed throughout British Columbia, Canada, Europe and several pieces are owned and displayed at the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec.

EARTHLINE garments are available in quality fabrics and designs that flatter the figure and reflect a marvelous combination of design, art and comfort. Accentuated by decorative artwork techniques that reflects Nlaka'pamux traditions and legends applied through different techniques such as embroidery, applique, cut work, air brush, stencil, silk screen, beadwork, fringe, feathers, and shells.

Spring / Summer
Fall / Winter
Custom Orders
Retail and Wholesale
Designs for Special Occasions
* Graduation * Wedding * Traditional *

Shannon Kilroy

Shannon Kilroy
Earthline Fashions by Shannon Kilroy
Pouch Purses


Ultra Suede
Cotton Blends

1st Place
Fashion Design
"Bee The Change"
Cultural Village
Peachfest, Pentiction BC


Shannon Kilroy was named New Designer of the Year by the Interior Indian Friendship Society in 1993 and was chosen by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to tour Germany. She draws her inspiration from the traditional clothing and images of the Nlha7kápmx Nation. The colours of the silks and linens she uses reflect the landscape of the Plateau, and the beads, feathers and buckskin decorations recall traditional ornaments. Her newest themes are drawn from the legends of her people.