[Open Access] Our August 2023 roundup of fibre and textile arts and crafts in Canada. Explore the latest exhibitions, news, and events, including a report on the craft industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, and upcoming classes on the Sunshine Coast.
[For Armchair & Studio Members] Fibre artist Jessie McKitrick shares the experience of having her home used as a film set. Many of her own craft projects and even some of her grandmother’s were used to dress the set.
[For Armchair & Studio Members] A tour of two fibre arts installations in the forests around in Haliburton, Ontario. Susan Kendel uses yarn and fabric to create fantastical lichens, mosses and mushrooms. Artists of the Connections Fibre Artists of Haliburton use fibres and textiles to decorate the forest.
[Open Access] The visiting exhibition of the Core Collection of the crocheted Coral Reef Project is accompanied by local crocheters creating their own hyperbolic planes to form so-called Satellite Reefs. The #OntarioSatelliteReef project began in 2021 and will remain on display at the Ontario Science Centre well into 2022. Click to read more about it.
[Open Access] 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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