I use traditional resist-based textile techniques of ikat, clamping, stitching, wrapping and dipping. I combine these with natural dye and a guided interest in colour and process.
Stephanie trained in interpretive illustration at Sheridan College and completed an interdisciplinary BFA at NSCAD University. Fortin held a full time artist-in-residence position at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,ON), was a member of The Contemporary Textile Studio Coop (Toronto,ON), has studied under and assisted, master weaver Mary Zicafoose at Penland School of Crafts (Penland,NC). Has exhibited in North America, China and Mexico with; Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Craft Ontario (Toronto,ON), The National Ballet of Canada (Toronto,ON), The Design Exchange (Toronto,ON), Lillstreet Art Centre (Chicago,IL), The China National Silk Museum (Hangzhou,ROC) and Centro de las Artes de San Agustin (Oaxaca,MX).
Stephanie lives and works in Toronto, ON.