My Corner of the World – Travelling Art Quilt Exhibition

August 4 – September 22, 2018 The exhibition “My Corner of the World” opened at the Stratford Perth Museum in Stratford, Ontario, in May of this year, and is experiencing tremendous success. The response from thousands of visitors – fibre artists and the general public, tourists and locals – has been exceptional, calling

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The Rosamond Legacy

September 29 to October 6, 2018 A collection of Rosamond family photos, artifacts, and stories, together with the 1880 Rosamond Woolen Company time capsule.

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Portrait of a Mill Worker

January 13 to March 17, 2018 vernissage: Saturday, January 20, from 2 to 4 pm This exhibit Explores the Lives of the Valley’s Last Mill Workers By the mid-twentieth century, many of the owners of textile mills in the Mississippi Valley could already see the writing on the wall. Cheaper offshore labour and

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Living Tapestry

April 7 to June 23, 2018 Vernissage: Saturday April 7, 2018, 2 pm to 4 pm Emily Rose Michaud’s interdisciplinary installation is themed on the power and presence of water, incorporating the history of waterpower, labour and wool at the Rosamond Mill. The exhibition will feature living tapestries, cyanotype drawings, maps, paintings, sound layers and earth mounds that trace

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Heirloomed & Foilage

October 13 to December 28, 2018 A two-person exhibit by Joanna Schleimer (Hamilton, ON) and Barbara Hunt (Cornerbrook, NFLD). Schleimer will present a body of handwoven yardage that uses woven imagery and pattern to explore the themes of hand making, legacy, and the expectations associated with womanhood. Hunt will install “Steel Dresses,” large metal dresses that explore the traditional ‘feminine’ clothing

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Noreen Young Retrospective

Noreen Young Retrospective   July 14 to September 22, 2018  A comprehensive exhibition of Noreen’s puppetry creations and art works over the years.

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50 Mile Coat

The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild September 9 to December 16, 2017 The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and as a major project, made a coat, using locally sourced fleece and dye materials, from fleece to finished coat. The guild constructed the coat in

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Rewind: Topologies of Time

Noelle Hamlyn and Jenny McMaster Exhibition runs from October 10 to December 16, 2017 Vernissage: Saturday October 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm  A unique exploration into the history of our local area’s woolen mills by two outstanding artists. Using salt crystallization, Noelle Hamlyn (Mississauga, ON) showcases machinery frozen in time. Representing the long

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The Quilt for Canada 125

June 6 to December 16, 2017 This fabulous 17-foot square quilt was the product of a collaboration between “Canada Quilt” magazine and the National Capital Commission to celebrate the 125th anniversary of confederation. Hundreds of 6-inch blocks were received from across the country, and panels were hand quilted at quilting

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I, Canada

June 6 to September 16, 2017 VERNISSAGE: SATURDAY, JUNE 10 FROM 2PM TO 4PM Vanessa Coplan’s “I, Canada” project will showcase a series of contemporary, hand sewn patchwork blankets that feature stitched regional Canadian content, themes and song lyrics to celebrate 150 years of Canada.

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Weaving past into present

June 6 – September 16, 2017 Vernissage: Saturday, June 10 from 2pm to 4pm “Weaving Past into Present” by Weavers Unlimited (Ottawa, ON area) will mark Canada’s 150th year with a contemporary wearable art exhibit of handwoven shawls. This exhibit will include artists in the group that have deep roots in Canada as

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Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches

Gloria S. Daly March 14 – May 20, 2017 Vernissage: Saturday, March 18 from 2pm to 4pm In “Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches”, Gloria Daly from Duncan BC gives discarded blankets a new public image, using today’s philosophy of “recycling.” The works are a contemporary take on mending, patching and darning. The layered

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A Life Inspired, A Retrospective

William Hodge June 6 – September 16, 2017 Vernissage: Saturday, June 10 from 2pm to 4pm William Hodge is an artist from Hamilton ON and a retired teacher from the textile faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. William Hodge has inspired the careers of many professional

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Living Positively – Kenyan Artists Paint Their Truths

10 December 2016 to 10 February 2017 Living Positively – Kenyan Artists Paint Their Truths, from 10 December 2016 through 10 February 2017, at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The exhibition features art work from the 1st Imani Artists Collective of Eldoret, Kenya. Art works will be exhibited in the Museum foyer and

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Colour Unboxed

Out of The Box fibre artists Vernissage: January 14, 2017, from 2pm – 4pm December 20, 2016 to February 25, 2017 Colour Unboxed is a regional Out of The Box (OOTB) show with the theme of celebrating colour. Approximately 200 pieces from over 60 fibre artists will be exhibited including

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A Penny Rug

Danielle Potvin October 4 – December 10, 2016 Vernissage: Saturday October 8, 2016, 2pm to 4pm What’s a penny rug? Penny rugs emerged in the mid-nineteenth century when thrifty homemakers used wool scraps from old clothing to create decorative table toppers, seat covers and rugs. The wool was boiled in water and, when dry, the felted wool was

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Paradox-Paradoxe

Diane Lemire August 10, 2016 – September 24, 2016 Vernissage: Saturday, August 6, 2pm – 4pm Diane Lemire draws inspiration from the world around her to create mixed-media sculptures, textile art and paintings that subtly evoke a sense of memory, time and place. For the past 15 years she has been discovering and

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Cu: Copper and Textile Fabrications

Fran Solar and Sayward Johnson 3 MAY, 2016 ~ 16 JULY, 2016 Vernissage: 7 May, 2016, 2 – 4 pm Fran Solar and Sayward Johnson are weavers. But their primary medium is not cotton, wool, or silk—it’s metal. Both artists combine textile techniques to create unique woven canvasses and sculptures. Currently living

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