Category: Ontario

Woven In Time: From Historical Swatches to Contemporary Weaving

During a recent restoration project at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, a decades-old book of woven samples was discovered in the rafters. The discovery led to a collaboration with weavers to recreate some of the swatches. Read the tale as reported by the chair of the museum’s board of directors, who has woven (😉) a fascinating tale of textile history and contemporary weaving.

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Photo Gallery: Security Blanket Exhibition at Craft Ontario

From artist Jennifer Smith-Windsor: Security Blanket explores two notions of security. First, the security of the home—represented by antique, handmade domestic textiles such as doilies and lace. And second, the security of the state—represented by eight government-issue military blankets from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and the United States. View a photo gallery of her textile-art pieces.

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Community Hub for a Solitary Pursuit: Running a Yarn Store in a Pandemic

“Holding up okay and doing well are rather different,” writes Yarns Untangled owner Amelia Lyon. “The truth is that lockdowns for this small business are a bit of a mixed bag. It is a boon that we are in the internet age and we can reach our customers through the wonders of online shopping, social media, and direct email campaigns. It was enlightening to discover just how much could be accomplished with a smart phone and an internet connection.”

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