This blog post is ever increasing as more and more news comes my way.
First and foremost our very own Knit Cafer – Kate Austin is putting her stellar design skills to work. She will be creating thematic textile designs as part of a competition called REPEAT(ed). She and 9 other hopefuls will have to jump through designer hoops over the next few months. 5 challenges will be issued and the contestants will have to design textile prints for each. The winner will be announced in July. Follow Kate’s journey here and cheer her on too. Hoorah! I know she’s gonna do great things
Toronto’s Contemporary Textile Studio launched a new blog! Didn’t know Toronto had contemporary design studio? Well it does. This beautiful space is part of the art studio conglomerate at 401 Richmond. Artists can rent time at the wonderful facilities. Artists and amateurs alike can take classes. Read all about it here
Tomorrow’s First Thursday of the Month at the AGO (a night of galavanting around art) includes yarn bombing! Unfortunately the event is sold out, but were it not, me and you too could be treated to a Yarn Bombing Class. Amazing! the folks from Bissell Bombers are making it happen. I wonder what kind of fuzzy bombs will be dropped.
No tour of great textile events in our life and times would be complete without Marimekko, With Love presented by the Textile Museum. From January 21- April 21, the Textile Museum will be showcasing work from one of the most amazing textile companies EVER. This Finnish institution has been a long time inspiration to me and many others. I can’t wait to see the show. Maybe I’ll see you there.